da Vinci‘s New Resolve® Gets to the C.O.R.E.™ of the Digital Mastering Suite

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- April 14, 2008 -- A startlingly powerful new version of the da Vinci Resolve® digital mastering suite was unveiled today at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. The new Resolve, based on da Vinci‘s C.O.R.E.™ (CUDA™ Optimized Resolve Engine), implements advanced technology and harnesses the massively parallel processing of GPUs to deliver remarkably faster and more powerful operation for demanding color enhancement and image processing, such as that required in DI applications.

The C.O.R.E. technology is architected to be hugely scalable for unlimited performance. The Resolve R200, with a single C.O.R.E, works faster than any system da Vinci has ever delivered, while the Resolve R300, with two C.O.R.E., is twice as fast as the R200.

With the introduction of C.O.R.E., da Vinci becomes the first player in the industry to harness the power and efficiency of GPUs not merely for graphics display, but also for processing power. This solves the complex, computation-intensive challenges inherent in color finishing. To do so, da Vinci engineers collaborated closely with NVIDIA, developers of the CUDA processing language, to take full advantage of their vision of next-generation image processing horsepower.

“This is the future of computing in our industry,” said Dean Lyon, director of marketing at da Vinci Systems. “For us, it is the new super-computer. It‘s faster and more powerful, but also future-proof because advances in resolutions, frame rates, and features will be developed specifically for this kind of breakthrough processing that NVIDIA continues to improve.”

Initially, da Vinci will offer four models in the Resolve R Series based on C.O.R.E. technology. The R200 features one C.O.R.E. and a Transformer™ board, da Vinci‘s real-time hardware acceleration for 3D and 2D LUT applications, as well as unparalled scaling including pan-tilt-zoom-rotate, and a host of other proprietary image processing features. The R250 has one C.O.R.E. and two Transformer boards which can be used in parallel or sequentially, such as one on the input and one on the output. The R300 has two C.O.R.E. for twice the speed and computing power, and the R350 features two C.O.R.E. and two Transformer boards.

Existing da Vinci customers can easily upgrade their current Resolve systems with C.O.R.E. offered in R/2 and R/3 configurations. The plug-and-play implementation enables what is effectively the complete transformation of a system from old to new. All users of Resolve will benefit from an improved look for the GUI, as well as a host of new features including Avid integration, inside/outside color correction nodes, timeline enhancements, and improved interactive performance.

Also at the NAB Show, da Vinci will show a sneak peek of its future products and technology including an even more powerful 4K interactive C.O.R.E. demo. To see it, visit da Vinci in booth SL2620.

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About da Vinci Systems®, LLC

da Vinci Systems, a JDSU company, is the leading provider of color enhancement and image restoration products used in post-production facilities worldwide. Incorporating the company‘s Emmy® Award-winning technology, da Vinci‘s products support SDTV, HDTV, data, and digital film. Since the introduction of the company‘s first color corrector in 1984, da Vinci has been a front-runner in the field of image enhancement, shaping color enhancement into the vital role it holds in post-production today. The company is headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla., with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, France, Germany, and Singapore.