‘60 Minutes’ Purchases Digital Vision Nucoda HD
July 4, 2008
CBS has purchased a Nucoda HD system from Stockholm, Sweden-based Digital Vision, for use on its flagship “60 Minutes” newsmagazine. The Nucoda HD color grading system will be integrated into the “60 Minutes” post-production facility at CBS New York.
Digital Vision’s Nucoda HD offers comprehensive tapeless mastering and grading for broadcast, Blu-ray disk and all high definition applications. It integrates into a broad range of workflows including Avid’s ISIS, which is in place at “60 Minutes.”
The system will enable native MXF and Quicktime grading and mastering as part of the “60 Minutes” workflow as well as facilitate the broadcast’s transition to both tapeless production and high-definition broadcast. The system designed for CBS includes a “Data Conform” assist station for ingest, conform and layoff as well as a DVS SAN and DVO Enhance. This configuration creates a turnkey solution for “60 Minutes” for simultaneous ingest and color grading.
“The Nucoda HD grading system was developed specifically for environments like CBS that require quick turnaround yet high quality color correction and delivery to play-out server formats,” said Simon Cuff, Digital Vision president and chief operating officer. “The flexibility of the system will also allow CBS to work with all manner of tape and tapeless editorial and camera formats and deliver in any of the broadcast standards that a worldwide program like ‘60 Minutes’ airs on.”