Cinnafilm and Digital Film Central to Unveil Powerful New Image Processing Technology during The NAB Show 2009

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Partnership Delivers Advanced Digital Intermediate and Broadcast Tools on Revolutionary GPU Engine

Cinnafilm, Inc., a pioneering developer of advanced GPU-based film and video post production tools, today announced it will unveil its new software suite, Dark Energy™, and its powerhouse GPU image processing engine, Pixel Strings™, at a whisper suite in the Renaissance Hotel during The NAB Show 2009, April 20 - 23, in Las Vegas.

Cinnafilm has partnered with Digital Film Central Inc. (DFC), to develop groundbreaking de-grain, de-noise, and clean-up functions and will unveil these new capabilities as additions to Dark Energy, its formidable suite of image processing tools. This powerful software platform offers format conversion, restoration, optimization, enhancement, film simulation and retiming on a single workstation. Cinnafilm and DFC worked together to co-develop Dark Energy's advanced restoration and optimization modules, enabling grain reduction and noise reduction functionality that raises the bar for DI image quality and HD mastering.

Cinnafilm at The NAB Show 2009

NAB press attendees are invited to book one-on-one briefings with Cinnafilm executives or drop by the suite during open-house hours, where Cinnafilm and DFC executives will demonstrate how post houses and studios can leverage Dark Energy and Pixel Strings to:

  • Shoot on film and save money - Super 16 & 2-Perf 35 never looked better
  • Produce stellar big-screen film footage from "prosumer" video cameras
  • Create killer Blu-ray masters by eliminating the data payload caused by film grain
  • Survive the bandwidth squeeze of cable TV with virtually noiseless HD masters
  • Control the texture of images, regardless of acquisition or exhibition format
  • Re-purpose and optimize libraries of films and tapes to generate new HD revenues
  • Reformat or retime video files to exact standards with the highest accuracy

Executive briefings and demos of Cinnafilm Dark Energy and Pixel Strings technology

Renaissance Hotel (Cinnafilm whisper suite)
3400 Paradise Road
Las Vegas
(Note: Hotel is located adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center; Lobby signage will direct guests to suite location)

By appointment or drop-in during the following hours:
Monday, April 20; Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 23, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

To arrange a scheduled press briefing and demo with a Cinnafilm executive during NAB, please contact Vicky Gray-Clark, Ambient Public Relations, (408) 243-8880/(408) 318-1980 (cell),, or Laurie Guarino, (408) 876-7064, For those journalists not attending NAB, please contact us to schedule briefing sessions after NAB.

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About Cinnafilm, Inc.

Cinnafilm, Inc. is an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based engineering firm dedicated to the development of powerful, reliable and intuitive film and video production tools for creative professionals in the film, broadcast, and post production markets. The company's patent-pending, GPU-based Pixel Strings™ format conversion engine is the result of over five years of dedicated research into parallel processing methods to enhance complex, real-time video processing techniques. Pixel Strings is the backbone of the company's flagship software Dark Energy™. Additional information on Cinnafilm can be found at .

About Digital Film Central Inc.

Digital Film Central is one of Canada's leading digital intermediate and film mastering facilities. Its Detail-Specific Grain-Reduction (DSGR) service has been acclaimed by film industry professionals as the finest image optimization process in the world. Digital Film Central is a privately-held company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additional information on Digital Film Central can be found at .

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