Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
13/05/2009

Italy's Cinecittá Relies On Da Vinci

da Vinci systems has announced that international digital intermediate (DI) production pioneer Cinecittá Digital factory has deployed two da Vinci Resolve R-250 digital mastering suites, two Splice conform stations, and a da Vinci Revival image restoration system for a highly efficient post-production workflow. Linking the Resolve, Splice, and Revival systems to a shared storage area network (SAN) has enabled Cinecittà to perform color grading and damage repair simultaneously, greatly shortening project completion times.
"The da Vinci R-250 always gives you the exact tool you want when you want it," said Fabio Filoni, Head of Digital Services at Cinecittà.
"This is because the system was designed by the people at da Vinci who know DI intimately. Our colorists enjoy using the R-250 because the interface is very familiar to the da Vinci 2K, which they have worked on for many years."
Cinecittà has provided DI post-production since 2001 through its digital services. Now reorganized as Cinecittà Digital Factory, the Rome-based facility is a DI market leader for the Italian film industry, having delivered more than 75 feature films. Currently, Cinecittà Digital Factory has deployed its R-250 system in combination with the Splice conform stations to grade and finish up to four DI feature films per month.
Splice is a versatile, nonlinear post-production appliance that improves workflow by supporting the Resolve as a standalone station. Splice automates layoff of variously versioned deliverables and provides conform functions.
The speed of the da Vinci-based workflow surprised even Cinecittà's veteran colorists, who were able to complete grading in a very short time if needed.
At Cinecittà Digital Factory, material is ingested through a scanner and into a SAN, which is augmented by nearline storage to create 180 terabytes of storage. The SAN is networked with the R-250 and to a Revival that is used for dust-busting and damage repair.
A digital film recorder completes the DI pipeline.
"Cinecittà boasts both a historical and an innovative and forward-looking approach to technology and a dedication to high quality that is totally consistent with its reliance on da Vinci products," said Dean Lyon, Director of Marketing at da Vinci. "As a result, Cinecittà has earned its place as an acknowledged leader in the Italian and global marketplace."
Further information is available at: www.davsys.com.
(KMcA/BMcC)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

28/06/2017
Wazee Digital Named AWS Public Sector Partner
Wazee Digital has announced that it is now part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Partner Program (PSP). AWS PSP recognises partners with
19/06/2019
Digital Nirvana Appoints Director Of Digital Development
Digital Nirvana has appointed Ed Hauber as its director of business development. Reporting to Russell Wise, senior vice president of sales and marketi
28/04/2017
Shure Announces Axient Digital Open Day
Shure recently launched its Axient Digital Wireless System at the 2017 NAB Show and has announced a London-based open day on the 18 May at RADA to sho
27/07/2017
Source Digital For Debut Of IBC's Startup Forum 2017
Leading technology and service provider specializing in monetization strategies around digital content, Source Digital, has been selected to participa
31/03/2017
CBS News Renews Licensing Agreement With Wazee Digital
CBS News and Wazee Digital have announced the renewal of their long-standing agreement in which Wazee Digital will continue to manage and represent CB
05/05/2017
Cartesian Becomes First Consultancy To Join Digital TV Group
Telecommunications consultancy Cartesian has become the first member from the consultancy sector to join the Digital TV Group (DTG). The company will
29/06/2006
da Vinci Promise Full Product Line At IBC 2006
da Vinci will be featuring demonstrations of its full product line at IBC, confirming the company’s presence in DI and commitment to nonlinear process
26/09/2008
Shevlot Made VP At da Vinci
A provider of color enhancement and image restoration systems, da Vinci Systems, has announced the appointment of a new Vice President Global Sales, R
02/06/2004
Cinecittà Digital choose da Vinci revival
da Vinci Systems has announced that Rome-based Cinecittà Digital has selected the company's revival restoration system for restoring and cleaning film
11/07/2017
Wazee Digital Announce Efficiency Improvements To Core
Wazee Digital, a leading provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services, has announced improvements to Wazee Digital Core designed t
11/12/2017
RED Digital Cinema Accepting WEAPON Orders
RED Digital Cinema has announced that its WEAPON camera with MONSTRO 8K VV sensor is now available for purchase. The company's newest camera and senso
23/11/2017
cda Pro.AV Appointed Reseller For Aaton Digital-Transvideo
Aaton Digital-Transvideo has announced the appointment of cda Pro.AV as reseller for Australia, New-Zealand, Singapore and Thailand. cda Pro.AV's Busi
20/11/2017
Wazee Digital Staff To Co-Present At AWS re:Invent 2017
Brian Noecker, VP of Information Systems and Services, and Greg Loose, Chief Technology Officer, at Wazee Digital are to present at AWS re:Invent 2017
07/06/2017
Shure Previews Axient Digital In UK
Shure has previewed its new wireless microphone system, Axient Digital. Announced at NAB 2017 in April, Axient Digital takes the audio performance, wi
05/06/2017
Work Stations/DIT Carts (Digital Imaging Technicians)
DIT (mobile workplace of the digital imaging technician) carts and workstations can be essential in video production and recording live events, provid