London—Jun 26, 2007
Qube Cinema earns acclaim at Lisbon Village Festival
The Lisbon Village Festival, an annual movie festival held at Lisbon, Portugal is currently underway and filmmakers from not just Europe but even Canada and South Asia have entered their work in this festival. The Festival gains special importance as every one of these entries is being screened digitally. This called for a technology partner who provided end-to-end solutions in digital cinema. The organizers of Village International D-cinema Festival after much research went with Qube Cinema and their decision has won them the critical acclaim of all the participating film makers for two years in a row.
Film makers from across the world not only came with a variety of themes, they also brought their work in a variety of formats. All the films to be screened at the festival, from a variety of sources had to be mastered in record time without compromising on quality. Using Qube’s powerful mastering system, the Village Festival mastered the content in MXF MPEG-2 and DCI JPEG2000 and the DCPs were sent to multiple locations of the festival to be played back on Qube XP servers at the different venues of the screening. Marco Espinheira, CEO - Lisbon Village Festival lauds Qube’s contribution when he says, “The flexibility and ease of operation features of the Qube XP servers allowed us to have a great show at multiple venues with controlled costs. Qube Cinema has helped the Village Festival to be one of a kind in the world by providing us with content that is in keeping with universally accepted standards of digital cinema which includes MXF MPEG-2 and DCI JPEG2000 formats.”
Qube’s association with the festival goes back to the very first time the festival was held last year. This year, over 30 short films and 3 full length features have been mastered and are being played back on Qube systems in both MPEG-2 and DCI JPEG2000 formats. Nigel Dennis, Head - European Business Operations, Qube Cinema says, “In quite a short span of time we had to master many films. However, mastering the selected films using QubeMaster helped us meet the demands of the film makers and organizers without compromising the delivery schedules or the budgets. The response to the high quality of the content and screening has been immense.”