09.13.2004 08:00 AM
Ascent Media purchases Snell & Wilcox Ukon converters

Ascent Media Group uses Snell & Wilcox's Ukon in its virtual telecine environment.

Ascent Media Group has purchased a Ukon universal conversion platform from Snell & Wilcox for use in a virtual telecine environment. The company is using the devices to reduce the time required for DVD aspect-ratio versioning and to ensure that all copies of the same content are absolutely identical.

Ascent Media developed its virtual telecine environment to eliminate the need for separate transfers when creating various widescreen and full-screen DVD versions of feature films. Using a reverse-anamorphic, best-light technique, Ascent puts the image of each film frame into the HD video space with a single pass through a conventional telecine, then writes the HD data in real time to a SAN disk array.

The company then completes digital restoration and color correction using the da Vinci 2K on this unique version before Ukon generates various aspect-ratio versions.

As the transform engine in this environment, the Ukon gives full control of the images to the da Vinci 2K color corrector.

For more information, visit www.snellwilcox.com.

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