Ascent 142

Ascent 142 Choose Digital Vision Nucoda HD Grading System

Stockholm, Sweden – 9 February, 2009 – Digital Vision, the premier supplier of picture enhancement systems for film and television post-production, announced today that leading London facility Ascent 142 has purchased a Nucoda HD grading system for its broadcast department. The Nucoda HD, which is Ascent’s sixth Digital Vision software system, comes with the DVO Twister option for standards conversion and will be installed at its Wardour Street site.

The Digital Vision Nucoda HD grading system has been purchased to help the post house increase its HD grading capacity to support the growing demand for HD re-mastering. David Barrett, senior director of business development at Ascent 142, commented: “The last twelve months have seen us increase our grading facilities significantly, and this latest procurement will ensure that our broadcast clients will be provided with the best in HD remastering services.”

Adrian Bull, SVP and CTO of Ascent Media EMEA, comments: ‘We have worked very closely with Digital Vision on the development of the restoration toolset on this platform and feel that the integration of this with a now well established and feature-rich grading system will be a great complement to our current services.”

Simon Cuff, President and COO comments; “Ascent Media is one of our largest customers worldwide with more than 25 DVNR’s systems across the group. We are very pleased that they have seen the benefits of transitioning to Digital Visions software product lines as the industry moves further towards file based workflows.”

The Nucoda HD is a colour grading and finishing system developed specifically for the requirements of broadcast television programming and new media formats such as HD-DVD, Blu-ray, broadband VOD and mobile. It is the industry’s first master grading system with built-in tools for optimising compressed, tapeless broadcast and distribution formats and offering extended support and integration for broadcast formats and metadata exchange including MXF, Apple QuickTime and Avid DNxHD media and AAF multi-track programme timelines, plus the ability to colour grade and finish file-based media natively, without transcoding or VTR tape, in an open environment. Ascent Media has also added the DVO image enhancement tools to its system.

Twister converts media from any format, frame rate and resolution to any other, enabling post-production facilities, broadcasters and studios to convert between 50Hz and 59,94, create progressive frames from interlaced video-originated material, improve the quality of upconversion from SD and HD and automatically remove 3:2 cadence from video streams even when mixed with 2:2 and broken cadence.

About Digital Vision

Digital Vision provides innovative image restoration, enhancement, color correction and data conforming systems that major movie studios, television networks and post production facilities use to master and deliver feature films, TV programs and commercials. The company’s Nucoda product line provides a strong suite of products for tapeless and non linear grading for HD broadcast and 2k/4k digital intermediate productions. The company’s award-winning products are a standard of the media and entertainment industry and are deployed at top facilities and broadcasters around the world.

Digital Vision AB was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with three wholly owned subsidiaries, Digital Vision (US) in Los Angeles, California; Digital Vision UK in London, England; and Digital Vision in Hong Kong, China. The company maintains its global presence through a network of qualified distributors. Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. For further information, go to

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