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19/08/2005

da Vinci upgrades 2K Plus colour enhancement system

Da Vinci's 2K Plus, the industry's leading colour enhancement system and the most widely used system in digital intermediate (DI) applications, has recently been upgraded with the release of Version 4.0, which includes the introduction of the ColorTrace and Toolbox2 options.
Major enhancements in the new release include fingertip access to many powerful Toolbox2 features including enhanced PowerVectors, enhanced Defocus, and real-time special effects.
"Speed and creativity continue to be tremendously important as colorists strive to satisfy the expectations of their clients," said Tony Fox, Director of Marketing at da Vinci Systems. "With that in mind, we've made the 2K Plus easier and faster to use by matching the Toolbox2 interface closely to that of the 2K Plus, giving colourists that instant familiarity and the ability to access all the features in high-pressure situations. In addition, our new ColorTrace option gives colourists the flexibility they need to quickly and easily update their color grades to match editorial changes."
Colourists can now use four independent PowerVectors, which quadruple the available defocus areas. Each PowerVector provides independent matte defocus and colour correction, allowing colourists to isolate just the right areas faster than ever. An individual PowerVector can qualify colour in three dimensions - hue, saturation, and luminance - and can be combined with Toolbox2's on-board PowerWindows˙ for complete geographical and colour isolation.
PowerVectors allow overlapping in any colour dimension, so virtually any combination of vectors can be used for highly defined areas. Colour correction adjustments supported by Toolbox2 include HSL plus YUV Offset controls for maximum flexibility and power.
The 2K Plus' defocus capability is now more powerful than ever as Toolbox2 presents a unique effects area that delivers image and matte defocus for both In Window and Out of Window corrections, as well as onboard PowerWindows with key signals or a PowerVector qualifier.
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