Future-proof DVS systems

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Munich-based zweiB GmbH, a specialist in cinema and event engineering and mediaproduction, is expanding its system architecture by an additional DI workstation CLIPSTER and a SpycerBox.

The future-proof DVS systems offer maximum flexibility and speed when processing the company’s workflows.

zweiB has already been using a CLIPSTER since the beginning of 2011, and it has become an integral part of the company’s workflow. Now the company has decided to invest in an additional CLIPSTER workstation plus a SpycerBox.

Both DVS systems integrate easily into the existing infrastructure thanks to their ease of use, performance and numerous interfaces. Not only are they doing a perfect job of expanding the workflows at zweiB – they are also ideal for the event service provider’s rental park at the same time.

As CLIPSTER can perform high-speed DCI Mastering processes, Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs) can be generated and processed even faster and more professionally. In doing so, all DI steps – which are typically spread across multiple products – can be created in one system. Thanks to the direct preview and test option, CLIPSTER lets users 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 color 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 that improves 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, providing users with a high-performance end-to-end solution that forms the core of their infrastructure. The award-winning DVS Spycer® software also allows cross-network and platform-independent data management and accelerates workflows considerably – allowing editors to browse image and metadata across the entire network and move it to where it is needed at the particular time.

zweiB GmbH has also sent out a CLIPSTER workstation on a tour of Germany, and it has been winding its way around the country since November 13, 2011. 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”. At the concert, 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. To achieve the best possible cinema quality, 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: “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: “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.”

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