Picture Head Accelerates with DVS Fuze
March 2nd, 2012
The US post production studio, Picture Head has embraced the DVS Fuze, a flexible solution for accelerated digital cinema delivery and stereoscopic workflows.
Hanover. When Picture Head, a world-class Hollywood-based post production facility, decided to broaden its service portfolio to include stereoscopic work and DCI Mastering, they were tasked with finding the most efficient solution to enable these workflows within their existing infrastructure. The result of their search was the DVS Fuze: a powerful and robust solution, which processes 3D content just as easily as 2D material, and creates and encodes DCPs at lightning speed.
In accordance with DCI specifications, Fuze creates fast and secure 3D DCPs. An integrated wizard guides the user through each required step of the stereoscopic DCI Mastering process – including interleaving, encoding, encryption, and wrapping into MXF files. DVS’s unique hardware accelerator accomplishes this whole process in real time. With Fuze, the editors at Picture Head have the control to perform precise quality checks at any stage of the workflow. In addition, the DVS system features a flexible cinema reel editing tool and enables scaling, color space conversion and encoding into various compressed formats. The adoption of this multi-faceted solution has granted Picture Head, a facility that prides itself on offering ‘Everything under One Hat,’ the confidence to successfully expand its offerings to meet the requirements of clients working in the digital cinema space.
Matthew Flint, Vice President of Picture Head: "We are impressed by what Fuze can do. The DVS solution does not just integrate perfectly into our workflows; it also increases their efficiency by a considerable degree. With its versatility, Fuze helps us exceed our customers' requirements."
Erik Balladares, General Manager at DVS Inc.: “We are delighted that Picture Head has tapped into Fuze to satisfy their clients growing demands for stereoscopic digital cinema. The system both empowers the Picture Head team with complete control over their new offerings and significantly expedites their workflows.”
About Picture Head: Picture Head is a world-class facility servicing the motion picture, television and cross-platform markets. It was an early adopter of non-linear solutions, and built one of the industry's first complete, all-digital, tapeless and data-centric workflow environment. The company utilizes state-of-the-art equipment in a complete digital environment for standard definition, high definition, 2K and 4K requirements for editing, 3D, visual effects, graphics, audio mixing, sweetening, duplication and digital media distribution. Picture Head is Everything under One Hat. www.picturehead.com
About DVS: DVS, a Rohde & Schwarz company, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality hardware and software for broadcast, digital film and video post production, presentation and event markets. DVS applications cover the production of popular TV series and Hollywood blockbusters, and enable 4K films for Digital Cinema. With over 25 years of experience in the professional video industry, DVS has cultivated a “passion for perfection,” and continues to develop revolutionary systems for customized, flexible, high-performance workflows. With CLIPSTER®, DVS was the first company in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. Its future-proof video server VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. Headquartered in Hanover (Germany) and Los Angeles (USA), DVS also has branch offices in Miami (USA), Paris (France), and Singapore. www.dvs.de