Company 3 Uses Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for Color Grading on Universal Pictures’ “Robin Hood”

MILPITAS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 18, 2010 — Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced that colorist Stephen Nakamura of Santa Monica-based Company 3 used DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci 2K high-end Linux systems for all the color grading work on Universal Pictures’ epic action-adventure “Robin Hood,” starring Oscar® winners Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, directed by Ridley Scott and produced by Oscar® winner Brian Grazer.

Looking to show an overcast and gritty feel throughout the film, Nakamura worked extensively in the Resolve bay fine tuning the environment, arms, armor and every facet of each frame to capture the vision of medieval England that Scott sought.

“Ridley was looking for an overcast, old English feel for “Robin Hood,” and that would only work if every shot maintained that vision," Nakamura explained. "This meant that every link in a suit of chain mail had to be adjusted and every sword needed to be sharpened and made to look menacing.

“The grading of Robin Hood was a very exacting process, and Resolve gave us the power and feature set that we needed. I could not have done the work the way I did it by using any other system.”

About DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve is the industry standard for color correction and 3D grading technology, supporting more real time color correction than any other system. Eliminating performance barriers by using a cluster of computers with high performance GPU cards, DaVinci Resolve handles real-time performance demands of color grades when using dozens of primaries, secondaries, power windows™, multi-point tracking, blurs, and can work within the industry’s newest digital workflows. Also, DaVinci Resolve can easily handle new workflows needed for full stereoscopic 3D, offering the ability to grade and view two eyes simultaneously, in real-time with no rendering and no proxies.

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Product photos of the DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Revival, as well as all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images.

About Company 3

Company 3 is a comprehensive post production facility for features, commercials and music videos. Known for our creative color artistry, pioneering technology and global reach, Company 3 is trusted to deliver a quality product every time.

Company 3’s incredible talent roster includes John Bonta, Sean Coleman, Siggy Ferstl, Billy Gabor, Dave Hussey, Tim Masick, Victor Mulholland, Stephen Nakamura, Mike Pethel, Tom Poole, Rob Sciarratta, Stefan Sonnenfeld and Matt Turner. Recent commercial projects are campaigns for Apple, Audi, BMW, Heineken, Nike and others. Recent feature film credits include “Alice in Wonderland,” “Robin Hood,” “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” “The Hurt Locker,” “A Single Man,” “Public Enemies” and “Star Trek.” Company 3 www.company3.com is an Ascent Media www.ascentmedia.com company.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, routers, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post-production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in the television industry, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984 and continue ground- breaking innovations, including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagic-design.com.



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