Lucasfilm to explore New Real-time HD Image Processor with 4:4:4 RGB capabilities from Digital Vision
Lucasfilm to explore New Real-time HD Image Processor with 4:4:4 RGB
capabilities from Digital Vision
Stockholm, April 14, 2004 - Digital Vision proudly announces that
Lucasfilm will use the first DVNR HD Image Processing workstation with
4:4:4 RGB capabilities in their production, when available later this
year. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) will act as a Beta Site for this
new generation of the DVNR from Digital Vision.
ILM, with headquarters in San Rafael, California, is a Lucasfilm Ltd.
Company serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for
visual effects. ILM has been awarded 14 Academy Awards for Best Visual
Effects and received 16 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards.
"HD 4:4:4 RGB is the production format for Episode III, and the lack of
high quality real-time Image Enhancement tools that support this format,
has been a missing link in our production flow," explained Fred J.
Meyers, Principal Engineer at ILM. "We are excited that Digital Vision
has decided to take this important step and we look forward to continue
our close relation with Digital Vision and our hope is to employ the
DVNR system in the mastering of Star Wars: Episode III."
"Working together with Lucasfilm is very important." says Thorbjörn
Gustafsson, Managing Director at Digital Vision (US), Inc and continues,
"A close and strong relationship with Fred Meyers and his engineering
staff at ILM gives us an opportunity to test and evaluate our products
in an environment that demands the highest performance and picture
Digital Vision's business concept is to offer state-of-the-art
technology and products to clients in film/video, multimedia and the
distribution of digital television:
· Media Mastering, e.g. the digital mastering of feature films, TV-
shows and commercials and the adaptation of these to DVD
· Media Networking, the adaptation of images and sound to digital
Digital Vision was founded in 1988 and today the company is comprised of
the Swedish parent company and a sales company in the U.S. The company
is dedicated to the development and the sales and support of systems.
Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock-exchange.
For more information, please contact:
Harry Vesanen, E-mail:
Phone: +46-8-546 182 00, Fax: +46-8-546 182 09
Digital Vision AB (publ.), Solna Strandväg 98, SE-171 54 Solna, Sweden
Web site: www.digitalvision.se