Digital Vision will be showing its Nucoda 2013 color grading product line at NAB next week, which features many new tools and enhancements, as well as the latest version of Phoenix restoration software. In addition, the company will present the first technology demonstration of Thor, a soon-to-be-released dedicated hardware product for advanced image processing.
“We’ve been listening to customer feedback and working hard to develop a wide range of new tools and features for our product ranges,” said Kelvin Bolah, managing director, Digital Vision. “In our 25th year, we are particularly excited to unveil the first technology demonstrations of Thor, our forthcoming hardware product that can achieve superb quality automated restoration and processing at high speeds.”
Thor will be suitable for video and file-based sources, and will initially be able to process up to four HD video streams in real time, or one real-time stream of 4K, producing high quality images, initially using Digital Vision’s DVO tools. Thor can be deployed as multiple cards in a single system and will be able to switch between algorithms on the fly. It is designed to be platform independent.
The Nucoda 2013 product line enhancements include expansion and refinement of the ACES workflow, as well as integration with Cortex Dailies from MTI. This integration allows for complex data to be shared between Nucoda and Cortex, including CDL, LUT and camera RAW settings. Other new features include an updated DVO stereo fix tool and updated stereo tools, including two new warping tools as well as a De-Warper to fix camera lens distortion.
The latest release of the company’s Phoenix restoration software includes tools to fix chromatic aberration, Y/C alignment issues and a color component align tool. Digital Vision will also demonstrate the soon-to-be-released DVO De-Warp, an automatic system for repairing warped film.