DVS Digital Video and Ascent Media Group have announced a method for enhancing the HD-digital-intermediate (DI) workflow in the post production environment.
The newly installed uncompressed HDStation 2 RU disk recorder units from DVS provide multiple concurrent real-time HD in and output for Ascentâ€™s 17TB SGI TP-9500 storage area network (SAN) system. Working with the â€śvirtual telecineâ€ť is up to four times faster than previous systems, the companies said.
With DVS and SGI cooperation, Ascent Media Group in Burbank, has created a â€śvirtual telecineâ€ť around their SAN system. This encompasses the entire post process including nonlinear mastering â€”from transfer to the final productâ€”through real-time and concurrent execution of multiple processes.
First, the telecine scans the film and outputs digitized uncompressed HD in real-time. Then, writing directly to the SAN disk array, the â€śvirtual telecineâ€ť captures the HD data in real time so that quality control, color correction and digital restoration can all access the material via the real-time HD-SDI I/O loop provided by DVS HDStation 2U units. This nonlinear mastering and the multiple concurrent access provide for massive operational time savings.
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