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SSI Advanced Post Services purchases For-A Hanabi switcher

SSI Advanced Post Services, based in Los Angeles, has purchased two Hanabi HVS-1000HS HD/SD video switchers from FOR-A to upgrade two HD telecine bays. For-A’s HVS-1000HS, a 1M/E 16-input switcher that supports 1080i, 24p, 720p, and SD formats, was chosen primarily because of its HD/SD multi-format capability.

The Hanabi switchers were also selected because they will soon be able to handle, as an option, full-bandwidth, RGB 4:4:4 signals. The Hanabi HVS-1000HS switcher offers 10-bit, 4:2:2:4 digital component processing as a standard feature.

After the editorial and digital intermediate services have been completed at other facilities, the studios bring the IP to SSI Advanced Post Services, which then transfers that film to HD videotape on its two Grass Valley Spirit 2K high-speed scanners. Next, HD color correction is performed using two da Vinci 2K Plus color correctors and the two Hanabi HVS-1000HS switchers. The movie studios’ marketing department then uses that HD master to make decisions about which scenes and clips they will use to promote the film’s theatrical release.

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