At IBC, Digital Vision is announcing the introduction of a new 8-core, 4-processor workstation that provides a blistering ten-fold increase in speed for data-centric colour correction. The new 8-core platform is fully compatible with all Nucoda software, including the Nucoda Film Master colour grading, editing, effects, and conforming system. The systems integrator for the new platform is BOXX Technologies, Inc., one of Digital Vision’s strategic partners. The new workstation will begin shipping in Q4 2005.
This revolutionary system incorporates the latest 64-bit AMD Dual Core Opteron processors and nVIDIA graphics processing units. The Nucoda architecture allows the software to take advantage of the additional CPU cores immediately; customers with existing Nucoda systems can upgrade their platforms and see enormous speed improvements right away. In addition, forthcoming releases of Nucoda software will allow the system to make more efficient use of the processing power in this platform, resulting in successively faster performance over time.
The new 8-core workstation supports real time 4k colour correction, as well as work in 2k, HD and SD resolutions. The new platform supports all standard data-centric I/O, as well as 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 SD and HD video I/O. The Nucoda system also allows the platform to process files stored on a SAN; project data does not have to be moved into a local environment, which saves time and money in a busy DI facility.
“The new 8-core platform gives our customers what they really want: SPEED which frees the colourist to focus on creativity and enhancing the look of their productions,” remarks Digital Vision President, Robert Ekstrom. “With only a fractional increase in the system cost, this single workstation solution multiplies the speed of the system by ten times. We believe it will be very attractive for facilities that are installing their first Nucoda system, or as an upgrade for people who already have a system.”
Rick Krause, CEO for BOXX Technologies, Inc., comments: “BOXX welcomes the opportunity to power the Nucoda colour correction system with our new 8-core workstation. We’re seeing very high benchmark scores for the new systems and we know that the productivity improvements will be immense for Nucoda users. We’re very impressed with Nucoda software’s multi-threaded architecture. It allows for quantum improvements in speed when increasing the number of CPU’s. This high velocity box is the fastest data-centric colour correction platform in the world.”