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Berlinale chooses Rohde & Schwarz DVS as Digital Cinema Partner

28 January 2014
Berlinale chooses Rohde & Schwarz DVS as Digital Cinema Partner

For the second time Rohde & Schwarz is supporting the Berlin International Film festival (Berlinale) as Digital Cinema Partner. As a Partner, DVS and its systems will help to create workflows covering video ingest and storage through to Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) generation and validation.

The company will provide three CLIPSTER mastering stations as well as one SpycerBox Flex flexible storage solution. One thousand films are being shown at Berlinale, with 60% of the film material delivered as DCP, and the rest available in other data formats. The DVS CLIPSTER Mastering Station supports a wide range of formats, allowing for films that have been submitted digitally to be converted and processed quickly. It also enables high-quality DCPs to be generated faster than in real time. Last-minute adjustments to films, such as subtitle changes, are also possible using CLIPSTER.

SpycerBox Flex serves as the central storage solution, providing continuous back-up of data. With a multitude of interfaces, the SpycerBox can be integrated into the existing infrastructure at Berlin International Film Festival.

“Again this year, our work processes run a lot easier thanks to the DVS systems,” said Ove Sander, technical manager, Digital Cinema, Berlin International Film Festival. “One of the major advantages of the mastering station CLIPSTER is its speed. It plays a major role in helping us to achieve the incredible amount of created DCPs."

Michael Bauer, sales engineer DVS DACH, Central Europe, added: "We are delighted to support the Berlinale for the second time, now as Digital Cinema Partner. The film office is confronted with a large amount of data that needs to be processed prior to the festival’s opening. This is where CLIPSTER comes in – we are offering a unique cinematic experience to the Berlinale visitors."

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