Nucoda Fuse teamed with AVID artist Color to deliver integrated grading package

IBC, Amsterdam, Stand 7.A28 – 9th September 2011 - Image Systems, formerly Digital Vision, has announced that its entry-level grading software Nucoda Fuse now supports the Avid Artist Color panel. The system introduces a new price/performance point to the Nucoda range and highlights Image Systems’ open system architecture. The solution will be demonstrated on the Image Systems (7.A28) and Avid (7.J20) stands at IBC 2011.

With increased demand for on-set applications, boutique facilities and training and education providers now have an integrated package that gives a new generation of colourists the opportunity to access the complete set of Nucoda grading and finishing tools, with optional DVO Enhance, Restore and Convert packages at an affordable entry price point.

The combined Artist Color and Nucoda Fuse offering delivers a competitive solution, providing cost-effective DI workflows in-house with the best colour and image processing tools on the market. Like the flagship Nucoda Film Master, Nucoda Fuse is a popular choice for colourists looking for a powerful grading and FX tool that integrates into all modern file-based workflows and has unrivalled finishing capabilities especially with the DVO Convert option.

Following the installation of Nucoda Fuse at An-Mar Film Lab in Athens, CEO Stavros Theodoropoulos commented: “Nucoda Fuse is a very cost-effective system with a fully comprehensive toolset that allows producers to stay within their budget limits whilst maintaining the high-quality that a finished project should have.”

Recent projects utilising Nucoda Fuse include Doctor Who, Merlin, Primeval and stereographic CG shots for the latest Narnia film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Matthew Clarke, Head of Editorial, Mill TV and Film explained: “Nucoda Fuse has key features that make a big difference to the Studio. It’s not uncommon to have 50 layers for a shot and being able to export multiple layers at once and specify the number of handles to do that significantly speeds up our workflow. The ability to move footage around quickly is also crucial for us. Putting it simply, Nucoda Fuse is powerful, fast and easy to use.”

Martin Bennett, MD Media Business Unit, Image Systems says, “This partnership with Avid highlights Image Systems’ continued commitment to provide customers with open solutions that reflect today’s market financially, without compromising quality”.