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Sophia Antipolis—Feb 13, 2006
Doremi Masters I-DIFF
Doremi Cinema, a part of Doremi Technologies, had a major involvement in the
presentation of digital movies at I-DIFF, the International Digital Film Forum
recently staged in Cannes. This involved mastering and playbacks of several
films for both public and private screenings using DCI-compliant JPEG2000 and
For the DCI-JPEG2000 requirement for ‘Bronzes 3’, DCI-compliant mastering and
authoring was performed with a Doremi DMS-2000 mastering station at Éclair Labs.
Replay used a DCP-2000 replay server.
This is the first time Doremi Cinema has had a major involvement with I-DIFF
digital screenings. It reflects the progress made by the company with its joint
developments in Sophia Antipolis and Burbank, USA. Business Development Manager,
Patrick Zucchetta comments, “We have come a very long way in the last 12 months
and are delighted to be able to support I-DIFF to this high level. The reactions
to the screenings have all been very positive. Now there’s no doubt that the DCI
standards can deliver superior quality and we can deliver the technology to make
Situated in Sophia Antipolis, close to Cannes, Doremi was able to use its new
lab set-up for the encoding, authoring and the replay checks of the movies: “Le
Grand Charles” a 3-hour 15-minute movie about the life of General de Gaulle, a
3D demonstration movie for the Binocle company and various rolls of footage at
the shooting stage of a new movie, Ocean of Jacques Perrin, famous Director of
Microcosmos, Le Peuple Migrateur... The lab equipment includes a Doremi
DMS-2000, which is a complete DCI-JPEG2000 mastering station supporting data
rates up to 250 Mb/s and providing encoding parameter controls and a live
preview. It has all the tools for 2K-image compression in one package that
includes a hardware-accelerated JPEG2000 compressor and internal storage. A
Doremi ORCA-CS mastering station produced the MXF-Interop material, encoding
HD-SDI to HD MPEG-2 at up to 160Mb/s in real-time, and recording to its hard
drive. Encoding can be previewed live or replayed later. The lab set-up also
includes 12 TB of NAS storage, a full spec’d DLP-Cinema projector, a 5-metre
Screen Research screen, 5.1 sound and full automation.
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