Sophia Antipolis, France—Mar 19, 2007
First Installation of Mastering Facilities in Russia
The first Digital Cinema mastering station in Russia has been installed as a part of the national Digital Rollout programme developed by the Head Data-Computing Centre (GIVC) of the Federal Agency of Culture and Cinematography, and the ComSat company, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Culture. This installation means that now, not only foreign, but also national films can be projected onto digital screens with DCI-rated image quality. Coming only a few months after the opening of the first digital cinema in Saint Petersburg, this installation is a big step towards a full-scale digital rollout in Russia.
Doremi Cinema's DMS-2000 mastering station was selected by the Head Data-Computing Centre to create Digital Cinema movie files. Today Doremi is a leading developer and supplier of DCI JPEG 2000 digital cinema servers and encoders. Several DCP-2000 cinema servers are already installed at commercial cinemas and laboratories in The Russian Federation.
With the DMS 2000, Head Data-Computing Centre will provide encoding/mastering of JPEG 2000 files in 2k resolution conforming to DCI specifications. The Doremi system also enables the mastering of pre-show content such as publicity, documentary films and video clips.
Doremi's European Manager Patrick Zucchetta said: "We believe that the Russian digital cinema market has a high potential, particularly because of the development of national film production. It is a great pleasure to become a part of this project and to open the Russian market with DCI-compliant facilities".
About the Digital Rollout programme: The aim of the programme is the installation of digital screens in Russia to create conditions for the projection of national films produced with financial support from the government. It will be developed through 2008-2010 with an investment of the State and the participation of different companies and organisations.