digital intermediate

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digital intermediate

A digital version of a motion picture that was originally shot on film. The 35mm film is scanned and converted to digital for ease in editing or to apply special graphics effects and animation. The results are converted back to film for distribution to theaters with 35mm projectors. See nonlinear video editing and digital cinema.
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The company reportedly provided digital intermediates and digital cinema services to half of the 10 highest grossing films and theatrical release printing to nearly three-quarters of the top 10 films, through a combination of domestic and international theatrical release prints.
Thomson's division provided creative and technical services in both the film and digital area, including front-end negative processing and dailies, digital intermediates, theatrical release printing and digital cinema services.
The new joint venture between Technicolor and Shanghai Film Group, financial details of which were not disclosed, will offer services ranging from front-end processing, dailies, digital intermediates (DI), visual effects (VFX), digital cinema mastering, forensic marking (watermarking), sound mixing, animation production, film 3D, games and other services.
JAMES, Jack (2006): Digital intermediates for film and video.
They include motion picture film processing and printing; EFILM and Company 3 digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; advertising distribution and syndication services; digital cinema services, and 2D to 3D conversioning.
cineSpace is used in the world of digital intermediates, visual effects, broadcast, animation and games, to produce and render near-perfect representations of how an image will appear in its final form, from the wide array of digital formats to film.
Digital Magic is also a specialist in movie digital intermediates, HD mastering, TV commercial productions and stereoscope 3D vision for theme parks.
It also offers Digital Intermediates (a motion picture finishing process) and Telecine facilities.
To exhibitors it provides free maintenance and upgrades, and on behalf of the distributors it encrypts movies directly from digital intermediates and distributes MPEG4 compressed files by satellite.
But the company plans to eventually offer forensic coding for all of its media products--from production files sent to various clients to digital intermediates and even retail DVDs--so it's beefing up its own FCT auditing and reporting staff to compile data trends and share analysis with customers.
This unrelenting state-of-the-artness will likely cause "The Cutting Edge" to age faster than "Visions of Light," which seems timeless today despite its failure to include digital intermediates and computerized color-correction in its discussion.
It also partnered with film lab Deluxe to create EFILM, which makes digital intermediates, a post-production tool that allows sophisticated tweaks of a film's look.

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