Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH, zweiB Partner to Support FILMFEST MÜNCHEN

Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH (DVS) in Hanover, Germany, and Munich-based zweiB GmbH are supporting the International FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 28 – July 6) by equipping it with three CLIPSTER DI workstations as well as the flexible storage solution SpycerBox from DVS. Even before the opening of Germany’s biggest summer film festival, zweiB’s editors use CLIPSTER for the creation of the Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs). zweiB applies the DI workstation for editing the film material and converting content of HDCAM/HDCAM SR tapes into DCPs. SpycerBox is responsible for saving the sensitive data.

With its range of formats, versatility and reliability, the CLIPSTER DI workstation offers considerable advantages to the FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. Covering a plethora of formats, CLIPSTER converts and processes the digitally submitted films quickly. As CLIPSTER supports a wide range of formats, films that have been submitted digitally can be converted and processed quickly. Furthermore, the DI workstation enables high-quality DCPs to be generated faster than in real time. On top of that, the DCP’s quality and conformity can then be checked using the DCI validation tool to ensure they meet the DCI standard.

Since SpycerBox can be integrated seamlessly as a NAS or a SAN configuration – or as a combination of the two – into existing infrastructures, it seamlessly fits into the festival’s system architecture in Munich. It backs up data reliably, quickly and continuously – something which is of vital importance to events of this scale. The award-winning DVS Spycer software also allows cross-network and platform-independent data management and accelerates workflows considerably – allowing the editors to browse image and metadata across the entire network and move it to where it is needed at the particular time.

FILMFEST MÜNCHEN was established in 1983. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is a principal summer film festival with over 70,000 admissions and more than 400 screenings every year. Over 2,500 film industry professionals from around the world and over 600 members of the press are accredited annually. For nine days at the end of June FILMFEST MÜNCHEN screens over 170 feature films, documentaries and TV movies from all over the world as an international, European or German premiere.

Diana Iljine, Festival Director at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN: “With zweiB, ARRI and DVS we have three strong partners on board. Their expertise and experience help us to meet the technical challenges of Digital Cinema and take the Filmfest München technically-wise on a new level.”

Tammo Buhren, Managing Director of zweiB: “Both CLIPSTER and SpycerBox excel thanks to their considerable flexibility and openness, integrating perfectly into new and existing workflows. Thus we used CLIPSTER for immaculate and timely DCP Mastering – already prior to the festival’s start.”

Michael Bauer, Sales Manager DVS DACH, Central Europe: “For years, zweiB has been realizing impressive projects with our products. That is why we are really pleased to partner with them at the Filmfest München.”

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