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Thomson Broadcast Solutions builds digital suite for Molinare

Thomson Broadcast Solutions have announced that it is supplying a Specter Virtual DataCine and a VooDoo Media Recorder to Molinare Ltd in Madrid, as part of that company's project to build the first complete digital film intermediate suite in Spain.
The new suite joins an existing Spirit DataCine room at Molinare and both rooms will use the Pandora MegaDEF for control and colour processing.
Thomson Broadcast Solutions delivers open, integrated digital products that work together along the entire digital video chain to support a variety of workflows, from content capture and acquisition through production, post production and transmission.
"We are seeing an increasing demand for film finishing in the digital environment," said Chema Remacha, Managing Director of Molinare Spain.
"Our new Specter room is oriented toward film finishing in 2k resolution from 35mm. It is HD compatible, and as our advertising clients get acquainted with it, we hope to use it for commercials."
Marc Valentin, Vice President of the Thomson Broadcast Solutions Business, said: "The move to film post production in the digital environment is accelerating. Molinare's decision to choose the Specter Virtual DataCine as the foundation of its digital film suite reinforces our position as the leader in this exciting, creative, and demanding business."
The Thomson Specter Virtual DataCine and the MegaDEF combination provides exactly the same creative facilities for HD and 2k image processing as the Thomson Spirit DataCine, but without the film transport.
The original film is scanned at full resolution on the Spirit and stored on the Specter system's integrated four-terabyte server.
Molinare has also chosen the Thomson VooDoo Media Recorder, which provides uncompressed and uncompromised real-time HD recording and 2k data archiving in a single machine.
"Our existing Spirit has proved very successful and we have 10-years experience in working with Pandora," said Mr Remacha.
"We are confident that our new digital film intermediate facility will prove very successful with our clients from Spain and across Europe."
The Specter Virtual DataCine system is a server-based telecine system that offers a powerful 2k conformance-editing tool with optical transitions and real-time colour correction.
The VooDoo Media Recorder can record a variety of DTV standards, the dual-mode recorder features both 4:2:2 uncompressed HDTV video recording and high-speed data recording as well as 12 channels of digital AES audio.
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