Nedcipro and DVS Systems Excel at IFFR in Rotterdam


Nedcipro and DVS systems excel at IFFR in Rotterdam

For the first time ever, the International Film Festival Rotterdam showcased almost all film material via Digital Cinema projection thanks to various DVS systems. The DVS equipment enabled the Dutch service provider Nedcipro to run an efficient workflow from video ingest and storage to Digital Cinema Package creation and validation. Hanover. Over 4,000 minutes of tape-based submissions arriving in a variety of formats for the well-known international Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) were ingested, stored, DCP encoded and validated by using the DVS systems VENICE, SpycerBox and CLIPSTER®. Given the tight time frame of the IFFR opening, the Dutch service providers Nedcipro bv and Filmtechniek bv handled this enormous workload by applying the DVS equipment in a unique and highly parallelized workflow. The IFFR was only able to present all submissions as Digital Cinema Packages in high quality with maximum security at the participating screens thanks to the flexibility, high performance and 24/7 operation of the DVS systems.

From February 25th to March 5th, 2012, the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) again captivated the film movie world. The IFFR grew out to become one of the largest audience and industry driven film festivals in the world, counting roughly 274,000 visitors in 2012. It focuses on presenting innovative, feature-length and short films by talented newcomers and established auteurs as well as presenting cutting-edge media art.

With the transition to digital cinema well underway, all screens of the festival were equipped with digital projection systems for the first time ever. Therefore, the festival organizers decided to reduce the stack of different tape players in each booth and to transfer short films and competition films, mostly delivered on all kinds of tape formats or even DVD video, to Digital Cinema Packages. This made it necessary to digitize more than 4,000 minutes of film material quickly right before the film festival's start.

The digital filmlab service provider Nedcipro fulfilled this tremendous task with the help of several DVS systems on spot: two DI workstations CLIPSTER®, one flexible storage solution SpycerBox Flex and one video server VENICE were in around-the-clock operation to prepare all movies for the festival opening in Rotterdam. The multi-channel video server VENICE guaranteed the seamless ingest of the video material directly into the SpycerBox Flex. Being configured as a SAN, the SpycerBox Flex allowed editing as well as storing the material. The two DI workstations CLIPSTER® provided a double advantage: They were used to capture material from tape to create the Digital Source Master. The DI workstations also ensured the fast and efficient creation of high-quality DCPs from submitted material faster than real-time. Thanks to the new DCI Quality Control Tool, Nedcipro could effortlessly control the quality of the DCPs.

Juul Veenboer, Head of Production at IFFR: "The numbers of films screened in DCP formats and of DCP projectors on the festival locations have risen significantly over the past two editions. Being the large festival the IFFR is, 1,100 screenings in nine venues over a twelve-day period, it had to face a financial, logistical and technical challenge. With the support of Nedcipro bv, DVS and Filmtechniek bv we were able to rapidly and successfully adapt to the requirements of high-quality digital cinema projection."

Erik Vrolijk, Managing Director of Nedcipro bv: "Our investment in DVS technology enhanced our service portfolio considerably. It created efficiencies when delivering true file-based workflows into Post Production and Digital Content Services."

Ernst-Joerg Oberhoessel, DVS Sales Director: "We are glad that our systems helped our client Nedcipro to make the renowned IFFR a major success. Our DI workstation CLIPSTER® played a major role in creating valid DCPs."

Press Release: Nedcipro and DVS systems excel at IFFR in Rotterdam 3 of 3 About Nedcipro bv: Rooted in the more than 100 years old technique of filmmaking, aiming towards the future, digital film-lab Nedcipro offers a technically outstanding service that meets the needs of todays movie industry. Many production companies and distributors cosign their movies to Nedcipro for DCP mastering, versioning and the delivery of DCP copies and KDMs for national and international releases. Nedcipro is partner of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the EYE film institute. www.ncpholland.nl

About Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH: For more than 25 years, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been very successful in the professional film, video post production and broadcast markets. The specially developed and manufactured hardware and software are applied to the production of popular TV series, Hollywood blockbusters and in Digital Cinema. CLIPSTER® was the first system in the world to make real-time 4K processing possible. The future-proof media production hub VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. More than 130 employees are located in Hanover (Germany), Los Angeles (USA), New York (USA), Paris (France) and Singapore. www.dvs.de

Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH

Louise Christensen

Krepenstr. 8

30165 Hannover

Germany

Phone: +49 511 67 80 7-0

Email: press@dvs.de

Internet: www.dvs.de

Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH

Katrin Brussa

Krepenstr. 8

30165 Hannover

Germany

Phone: +49 511 67 80 7-0

Email: press@dvs.de

Internet: www.dvs.de

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