Germany’s zweiB adds another Clipster DI workstation19 January 2012
Prominent technical design and event service provider zweiB GmbH has expanded its system architecture with an additional Clipster DI workstation and a SpycerBox.
The future-proof DVS systems are set to offer maximum flexibility and speed when processing the Munich-based company’s workflows.
zweiB has been using a Clipster workstation since the beginning of 2011, during which time it has become an integral part of the company’s workflow. Now, zweiB has decided to invest in an additional Clipster workstation plus a SpycerBox. Both DVS systems integrate into the existing infrastructure, and in addition to expand the usual workflows they are suitable for the event service provider’s rental park.
As Clipster can perform high-speed DCI Mastering processes, Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) can be generated and processed faster and more professionally. In doing so, all DI steps – which are typically spread across multiple products – can be created in one system. The direct preview and test option allows users to directly view and check DCPs created either on the system itself or on other systems. The DI workstation also lets the user edit films online, convert them into various output formats, and perform colour corrections. At the same time, Clipster handles all resolutions, whether SD, HD, 2K or 4K.
With SpycerBox, zweiB has chosen a flexible and modular storage solution designed to improve the speed and efficiency of any workflow. The SpycerBox can be integrated as a NAS or a SAN configuration – or as a combination of the two – into existing system architectures. The DVS Spycer software also allows cross-network and platform-independent data management.
In other recent news, zweiB GmbH has sent a Clipster workstation on a tour of Germany. On behalf of Alegria Konzert GmbH, zweiB is responsible for providing the technical platform for the staging of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – Disney LIVE in Concert. For these shows, the Munich Philharmonic orchestra and the Babelsberg Film Orchestra play the original film music of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl live and in-sync with the film. zweiB uses a Clipster workstation, among other items of equipment, to play out the film material in 2K quality.
Tammo Buhren, Managing Director of zweiB, commented: “Both Clipster and SpycerBox excel thanks to their considerable flexibility and openness, integrating perfectly into new and existing workflows. That is why we are successfully using DVS products not only for our own productions, but also renting them out too.”
Michael Bauer, Sales Director Central Europe at DVS, added: “We are pleased to see the impressive projects zweiB is realising with our products. Clipster and SpycerBox are not only ensuring the company is best equipped for future projects, they are also continually adding strength to zweiB’s rental park.”