Stand SL6310, NAB 2012
Golden Eye III, Phoenix, and Nucoda platforms create powerful and integrated scanning, restoration and grading product lineup
Image Systems will present the next generation of its highly regarded, end-to-end product line at NAB 2012, including the latest automated preservation/restoration and grading workflow for film; the Golden Eye film scanners, Phoenix image media restoration & remastering solutions and Nucoda colour grading and finishing systems.
New for NAB 2012
GRADE | FINISH | MASTER: Nucoda expands grading solutions
Nucoda is the premier colour grading platform on the market today, in use on the most popular episodic television, film, commercials, documentaries, and music video releases. This season, over 40 network and cable hits including “CSI”, “New Girl,” “Homeland,” “Downton Abbey”, “Life’s Too Short” were graded using Nucoda. Additionally, Nucoda has contributed to a number of creatively demanding projects including the upcoming feature: Film Factory’s “Mirror Mirror”, Pixar Animation Studio’s “Brave”, Aardman Animations’ “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” and Walden Media’s “Of Men and Mavericks”.
At NAB, Image Systems will present new solutions for onset and dailies, with toolsets and colour workflow capabilities extended from the production environment to the post suite:
ACES workflow – new ACES-IIF environment including the benefits of using high dynamic range (HDR) in the post production pipeline with a set of solutions adapted for any colour critical workflows, including HDR capture with the ARRI and RED cameras and full HDR grading with the Nucoda Film Master.
Stereo 3D tools – New, automated “Auto Colour & Align tools” are now part of Nucoda’s respected stereoscopic workflow. These tools enable users to automatically match 3D cameras, with advanced motion estimation technology providing morphing and colour matching capabilities.
New deformable shape tracker – Advanced and totally unique shape tracking concept. Instead of tracking and then moving a shape, the new tracker actually deforms the shape to match perfectly the changes occurring to the object underneath.
RESTORE | REMASTER| REPACKAGE: An industry first restoration pipeline
With a long heritage in film restoration, Image systems will be presenting its latest solutions that bring more versatility and choice to content owners, facilities and archives.
The integration of the Golden Eye III scanner with Phoenix restoration software gives users the ability to automate film scans for simple preservation and to also restore valuable content in the same process, ready for global distribution or archive. This industry first presents a highly cost effective workflow, designed to be managed by a single operator that allows for QC of final images with additional semi-automatic or manual image enhancement as required.
For content owners who also have large video archives, the new video restoration tools in the Phoenix toolset, including cross colour and line sync, present the most flexible and powerful single restoration product in the market. The latest Phoenix product range includes integrated film and video restoration and enhancement tools, along with additional workflow benefits such as the 64-bit implementation significantly improving speed and performance when restoring memory intensive projects such as 4K. Recent examples of customers who are using Phoenix for stunning outcomes include the restoration by Éclair of 1940s French masterpiece “Les Enfants du Paradis”, the Technicolor Film Foundation restoration of Méliès’ classic film, “Voyage dans la Lune”, Mars Motel restoration of the iconic film “Autumn Sonata” starring Ingrid Bergman and Deluxe 142 who are at work rescuing “Hitchcock 9”.
The next generation Golden Eye III scanner with new LED light source offers cost-effective high resolution film scanning for DI, archive and restoration, and handles negative, print and intermediate in all major film formats (16 / 35 as well as 8 mm) at 2k and 4k resolution. Recently, New York/Connecticut-based Film Chest, who boasts one of the largest libraries of movies and series in the world, chose the Golden Eye III film scanner and Phoenix restoration software to power their expanded pipeline for film, television and motion picture restoration and distribution.