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IVC Digital Film Center Expands Technical Excellence with Addition of New Spirit 4K DataCine® and Bones™ Post Workflow Software

DFT Digital Film Technology, provider of high-end post production solutions, today announced that Los Angeles-based, IVC Digital Film Center, a Point 360 company, has expanded their 2K / 4K film scanning, remastering, and archival services with the new Spirit 4K DataCine and Bones solution.

IVC Digital Film Center is one of the industry's largest Digital Intermediate (DI), Digital Cinema and HD Mastering facilities and has been providing the mainstream and independent film and commercial industry with services for more than 20 years.

“Our new Spirit 4K DataCine and Bones system has allowed us to expand our services to the next level to meet our customer’s requirements,” states Revis Scott Call, IVC Vice President and General Manager. “The Spirit’s high scanning speed, multi-standard, high resolution support, Bones software integration and comprehensive feature set, provides us with a data-centric approach that keeps us at the technological forefront of our industry.”

With more than 360 units installed worldwide, the DFT Spirit family product line is the industry standard for high-resolution film transfers. Spirit scans 4K material up to

7.5 fps and 2K up to 25 fps (real-time), provides 16-bit RGB internal processing and 4K Infiniband Data output. It offers built-in 4K primary color correction, safe continuous motion capstan film transport, and a real-time scaling engine for 4K to 2K conversions. Spirit 4K leverages the Kodak Advanced Imaging Subsystem with customized precision optics for 16 mm and 35 mm film. Spirit 4K also features optical matching for print, negative and intermediate stocks and can be upgraded with internal 4K/2K six-sector color processing and film grain reduction.

The Spirit 4K DataCine at IVC utilizes the Bones post production software to transfer film material into a digital file format for color grading, and other digital intermediate processes. The Bones Data Transfer and Mover software modules manage the data transfer, delivery and archiving. Features and modules can be easily added to Bones to meet IVC’s future post production requirements.

The Spirit 4K and Bones resolution-independent software are compatible with major graphics, compositing, and other post-production systems, which ensure a seamless integration into the existing IVC infrastructure.

IVC is using the Spirit 4K DataCine and Bones post production software on a variety of applications including; remastering for Blu-Ray releases, archival film transfers, new production film transfer to digital data and more.