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Discreet Ships lustre 2 Worldwide

Discreet is now shipping lustre 2 worldwide. It is the next version of the company's realtime color grading system for digital media and digital intermediate workflows, and has been used in MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD, X2: X-MEN UNITED and AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER.

Digital intermediate (DI) is a process that converts film to high resolution digital files and then back to film to provide greater control over color manipulation and visual effects. It is estimated that 40 movies were digitally color graded in 2003 - twice as many as in 2002. This year, the volume of digitally graded films is expected to grow aggressively, in part due to the number of Discreet lustre systems that have been purchased by film studios and post-production facilities.

Clients that have purchased Discreet's lustre system include: Sony Pictures Imageworks and Pixar Animation Studios in California, Technicolor Creative Services Hollywood, Hybride Technologies in Quebec, Fotofilm Madrid, Ultimate Video in Holland, Laboratoires Éclair and Sylicone in France, Prime Focus in Mumbai and Studio Mirage in the Czech Republic.

Developed with partner Colorfront, Discreet's lustre 2 system offers film studios and post-production facilities greater scalability and video functionality in order to meet their diverse DI pipeline requirements and budgets.

Discreet (www.discreet.com), based in Montreal, Quebec, is a division of Autodesk Inc.

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