July 22, 2014

Digital Vision’s Stereoscopic Toolset Kicks It Up for StreetDance 3D

Digital Vision has broken new ground in Europe by announcing that its stereoscopic toolset was used to grade the 3D feature film StreetDance. German post production facility, Post Republic graded the film using the Nucoda Film Master. StreetDance 3D, from Vertigo Films, made its U.S. premier at the 3D Film Festival in Hollywood.

 Set in London and featuring some of Britain’s top dance talent, the film tells the story of a street dance crew who, in a bid to win the U.K. Street Dance Championships are forced to team up with a group of classical dancers. Shot in 3D, rigs were supplied by Paradise FX who also supplied rigs for major features such as The Hole 3D and My Bloody Valentine.

Digital Visions Stereoscopic Toolset Kicks It Up for StreetDance 3D

Based in Berlin, Post Republic’s grading suite boasts a RealD projection system and silver screen display technology, which applies a polarizing filter system in front of the projector lens and passive polarizing glasses for left eye/right eye separation. Michael Reuter, Post Republic’s Managing Director explains, “We upgraded our Film Master specifically for this project and it has worked extremely well. For a reliable calibration in the grading suite we decided to technically replicate the RealD cinema experience. Our graders wore polarized glasses throughout the session watching the grade on the silver screen and finally mastered onto a stereoscopic DCP. We are very pleased with the results.”

 
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Simon Cuff, Digital Vision’s CEO says, “We are extremely proud to be working with Post Republic on the U.K.’s first 3D feature film and congratulate the filmmakers on its U.S. Premier.  It was exciting to work on the film and to work closely with our clients and colleagues from Post Republic.”

Digital Visions Stereoscopic Toolset Kicks It Up for StreetDance 3D

For information about he screenings at the 3D Film Festival and StreetDance 3D, visit http://www.3dff.org/3DREDCARPET.html

About Digital Vision
Digital Vision provides innovative image restoration, enhancement, color correction and data conforming systems that major movie studios, television networks and post-production facilities use to master and deliver feature films, TV programs and commercials.  The company’s Nucoda product line provides a strong suite of products for tapeless and non-linear grading for HD broadcast and 2k/4k digital intermediate productions.  The company’s award-winning products are a standard of the media and entertainment industry and are deployed at top facilities and broadcasters around the world.
 
Digital Vision AB was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with three wholly owned subsidiaries, Digital Vision (US) in Los Angeles, California; Digital Vision UK in London, England; and Digital Vision in Hong Kong, China.  The company maintains its global presence through a network of qualified distributors.  Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange.  For further information, go to www.digitalvision.tv.
 
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Digital Vision’s Nucoda Film Master adds drama to BBC One’s Mistresses

Digital Vision has today announced that its Nucoda Film Master was used to conform and grade the new series of BBC One’s Mistresses by Bristol based facility Films@59. Produced by Ecosse Films, Mistresses delves into the tangled lives of four female friends and their relationships. The first of the four-part 60 minute drama aired on 5th August.

Films@59 Colourist Tony Osborne who carried out the grade knew from very early discussions with the series producer Rhonda Smith and DoP Alan Almond that they required a very different look and feel from the first two series, which had a glossy, glamorous sensibility and softer storylines. They also wanted to move away from film and go digital and so opted for the RED digital camera system.

Osborne explains, “The idea was to achieve a look that was darker and richer but without too much contrast and one that would not be overly saturated. From the start of the project Alan said that he didn’t want the American look that you get with some dramas, which have vibrant brash colours. He wanted a natural look – that was the premise throughout filming.”

 
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Osborne used Nucoda Film Master for three stages of the post production process. The first-stage was to carry out the data conform from the RED RAW files processing out to LOG files. He says, “This gives us the best starting point for grading as the OpenEXR format, which is built into the Nucoda Film Master, retains greater detail in the shadows and the highlights than other systems. The floating point, which OpenEXR facilitates, means that the grade is not disrupted. The second-stage was the grade itself and during the third-stage Osborne used elements of Nucoda Film Master’s DVO toolset to reduce shimmer and grain.

Digital Visions Nucoda Film Master adds drama to BBC Ones Mistresses

The series, which opens in the present with a prologue, conjures up a feeling of tension and unease. Osborne explains, “There are unresolved issues and the viewer doesn’t yet know what they are so it had to draw the audience in immediately. The DoP, producer and director wanted to give that first scene a look completely different to the rest of the series. The story lines are dark and it was important that this was reflected in the grade.” Throughout the rest of the grade Osborne was sensitive to maintain the colour theme relating to the four main female characters and their environments.

Martin Bennett, VP Worldwide Marketing, Digital Vision comments, “Tony has achieved a very unique look for this project using Nucoda Film Master. The grade significantly adds to the drama in the production reflecting the change in storyline from the first two series. Also the use of OpenEXR, which is integrated into all Nucoda systems and has been adopted by other facilities and studios including Pixar and Lucasfilm in the US and Animal Logic in Australia, ensures that the creative vision is preserved and delivered in a manner that has never before been possible.”

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Digital Vision’s Nucoda Film Master adds drama to BBC One’s Mistresses

Digital Vision has today announced that its Nucoda Film Master was used to conform and grade the new series of BBC One’s Mistresses by Bristol based facility Films@59. Produced by Ecosse Films, Mistresses delves into the tangled lives of four female friends and their relationships. The first of the four-part 60 minute drama aired on 5th August.

Films@59 Colourist Tony Osborne who carried out the grade knew from very early discussions with the series producer Rhonda Smith and DoP Alan Almond that they required a very different look and feel from the first two series, which had a glossy, glamorous sensibility and softer storylines. They also wanted to move away from film and go digital and so opted for the RED digital camera system.

Osborne explains, “The idea was to achieve a look that was darker and richer but without too much contrast and one that would not be overly saturated. From the start of the project Alan said that he didn’t want the American look that you get with some dramas, which have vibrant brash colours. He wanted a natural look – that was the premise throughout filming.”

 
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Osborne used Nucoda Film Master for three stages of the post production process. The first-stage was to carry out the data conform from the RED RAW files processing out to LOG files. He says, “This gives us the best starting point for grading as the OpenEXR format, which is built into the Nucoda Film Master, retains greater detail in the shadows and the highlights than other systems. The floating point, which OpenEXR facilitates, means that the grade is not disrupted. The second-stage was the grade itself and during the third-stage Osborne used elements of Nucoda Film Master’s DVO toolset to reduce shimmer and grain.

Digital Visions Nucoda Film Master adds drama to BBC Ones Mistresses

The series, which opens in the present with a prologue, conjures up a feeling of tension and unease. Osborne explains, “There are unresolved issues and the viewer doesn’t yet know what they are so it had to draw the audience in immediately. The DoP, producer and director wanted to give that first scene a look completely different to the rest of the series. The story lines are dark and it was important that this was reflected in the grade.” Throughout the rest of the grade Osborne was sensitive to maintain the colour theme relating to the four main female characters and their environments.

Martin Bennett, VP Worldwide Marketing, Digital Vision comments, “Tony has achieved a very unique look for this project using Nucoda Film Master. The grade significantly adds to the drama in the production reflecting the change in storyline from the first two series. Also the use of OpenEXR, which is integrated into all Nucoda systems and has been adopted by other facilities and studios including Pixar and Lucasfilm in the US and Animal Logic in Australia, ensures that the creative vision is preserved and delivered in a manner that has never before been possible.”

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