About Digital Vision
Digital Vision, founded in 1988 in Sweden, was a pioneer of digital video in the 80s. Among the founders of the company: Peter Weiss, Björn Christensson and Håkan Almér, the latter two are still with the company’s R&D group.
The trio had worked for the Swedish Telecom’s R&D lab, on video compression algorithms and related technologies and had recognised the need for a high-quality grain and noise reducer for applications in broadcast and video post-production. (At the time, tape recorders and telecines produced substantial amounts of video noise, which caused enormous problems for broadcasters and movie studios.) The team reviewed the noise reducers on the market and decided to strike off on their own to develop a solution for real-time motion based digital video processing with various key areas such as coding/compression, restoration and enhancement of digital film and video. They created the DV Noise Reducer –known as the DVNR.
The first DVNR was released 1989 and was the world’s first real-time motion compensated digital video noise reducer DVNR1000. The label DVNR then became the de-facto standard for grain and noise reduction during the 90s, and the word “DVNR” was adopted by the industry as the general term for film grain and video noise reduction.
The DVNR product line was further extended during the 90s to include the first HD-processing in the industry, also incorporating several other processing options like motion compensated film dust removal, image stabilization , colour correction, pan & scan, Image scaling etc., further establishing the DVNR product line as the industry’s product-of-choice.
In 2005, Digital Vision acquired the London-based Nucoda Ltd and integrated its 20 years of heritage of engineering excellence into Nucoda’s software based products. The outcome was a range of high tech solutions for colour grading, finishing and mastering marketed under the product brand Nucoda.
While the company’s first 15 years in business had been built on hardware based solutions, the company now became largely focused on software based processing with a large portfolio of products/tools for film/video processing.
The famous DVNR algorithms were a starting point for what we today call the DVO toolset. The DVO toolset was developed further to include new advanced tools and is now the cornerstone for both the Phoenix restoration and Nucoda colour grading, finishing and mastering platforms.
The Golden Eye film scanner which was originally developed to capture the film from surveillance cameras for the company’s motion analysis software, was introduced to the media industry in 2006 and sold as a standalone product for restoring old films. Today the Golden Eye scanner is integrated with the Phoenix restoration software and is now a core part of the Digital Vision product offering.
In addition to the Nucoda and Phoenix ranges, Golden Eye film scanners and the Bifrost Archive Bridge solution Digital Vision provide innovative tools to create the industry recognized highest quality in scanning, film digitization, preservation and archiving.
Digital Vision (UK)
11 Wardour Mews
London, W1F 8AN
Tel:+44(0)20 7734 8282
Fax:+44(0)20 7292 6969
Digital Vision (US)
6464 Sunset Blvd/Suite 830
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel:+1 818 769 8111
Fax:+1 818 769 1888
SE-126 26 Hägersten
Tel:+46 (0)8 546 18200
Fax:+46 (0)8 546 18209