Digital Vision has incorporated a stereoscopic toolset in a significant software upgrade to its Nucoda grading platform.
The stereoscopic toolset includes end-to-end project management, playback and monitoring for stereo projects. Supported by industry partners NVIDIA and Centaurus, the Nucoda 2009 colour grading tools enable synchronous workflow for Left Eye/Right Eye footage.
The release also includes a new automatic tracker enabling the colourist to create shapes and automatically have them animated smoothly through scenes and layers, which presents significant time savings.
The DVO image processing software is further enhanced with the addition of DVO Flicker which restores material and deals with issues based in brightness fluctuations that arise from a variety of sources, and conversion tool DVO Upscale.
Additional tools in 2009 also include a new channel mixer, layer input saturation and a gang grouping/grading tool to synchronize colour correction decisions across scenes and layers.
"The Nucoda platform, developed with users and colourists in mind, has evolved to the point of being an industry standard," said Product Manager Bruno Munger. "We listened to our customers, and took their needs back to our colour scientists and R&D team. The 2009 Nucoda release answers their wishes and sets the stage for future needs."