Digital Vision Unveils Powerful Nucoda 2009 Upgrades

Stereoscopic, Color Grading Tools, Intuitive Tracker Set System in Orbit
October 12, 2009 (Stockholm SE) Digital Vision, a global leader in the development of high quality picture enhancement and color grading systems, has unveiled a new ground breaking software development milestone for its 2009 Nucoda Platform. The powerful upgrades include features that significantly simplify the creative process, add new powerful toolset, and address the industry’s increasing use of stereoscopic content. The new features are available now, with even further development expected by the end of the year.

Digital Vision’s industry-leading image scientists undertook the development process for features based upon Digital Vision’s extensive, ongoing dialogue with customers, users, and content creators. The new release addresses a deeply researched wish list from the professional community.

Nucoda 2009 upgrades specifically include:

Stereoscopic Toolset and Versatile Monitoring Option
With increased demand for stereoscopic content on the rise, the 2009 release provides clients with a toolset that includes end-to-end project management, playback and monitoring for stereo projects.  Supported by industry partners that include NVIDIA and Centaurus, Nucoda 2009 color grading tools enable time saving grading and synchronous workflow for Left Eye/Right Eye footage with impeccable management of every 3D acquisition format.

New Automatic Tracker
Formulated and designed for intuitive use by colorists, the new automatic tracker includes automatic tracking of shapes & layers, full tactile control from the control panel, and full rotational, scaling and predictive tracking.  With this new functionality the colorist can create shapes and automatically have them animated smoothly through scenes and layers, which presents significant time savings.

New Color Grading Toolset
Combined with Digital Vision’s powerful color grading and enhancement toolsets, the ASC CDL tools (available everywhere in the processing pipeline), floating point processing, native support of the Open EXR file enable virtually limitless high dynamic range grading and greater color precision. Additional tools in 2009 also include a new channel mixer, layer input saturation and a gang grouping/grading tool to synchronize color correction decisions across scenes and layers.

New DVO Image Enhancement tools
The award winning DVO image processing software is further enhanced with the addition of two new tools:
DVO Flicker restores material and deals with issues based in brightness fluctuations that arise from a variety of sources, automatically producing a flicker-free viewing experience.
DVO Upscale is a conversion tool that optimizes upscaling, including conversions from SD to HD, using algorithms that maintain edge quality.

Enhanced Editorial Toolset
With an already market leading editorial toolset, the 2009 release enhances the editing of timeline segments, the moving of clips, plus new cut & paste functionality.  The precision of edits are simply managed with additional bookmark features, new scene edit tools, plus the flexibility of BL/AUX conform and increased interoperability with the major professional editing systems.

Other features of 2009 are:

Enhanced color dynamics
Group grading
Open EXR grading
Export Media enhancements
Automatic backup
Field Dominance Correction
Advanced keyframe editor
Enhancements to Cache and Proxy clean up

Bruno Munger, Product Manager at Digital Vision said of the new software release, “Digital Vision has been deeply ingrained in the image and color pipeline for over twenty years. The Nucoda platform, developed with users and colorists in mind, has evolved to the point of being an industry standard. We heard our customers, and took their needs back to our color scientists and R&D team. The 2009 Nucoda release answers their wishes and sets the stage for future needs.”

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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
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