Grass Valley, CA (November 4, 2004)–Imagica Ginza, one of Japan’s largest post-production houses, recently installed a pair of NV5128 Multiformat Routers, an NV3128 Machine Control Router and an NV9000 Router Control System.
According to Sheen Hosoda, president of Totsu International, NVISION’s Japanese representative, one NV5128 Router handles 32×32 HD, 64×64 SD and 16×16 analog video channels, while the second is configured for 64×64 AES-format digital audio, 16×16 analog audio and 16×32 timecode I/Os. The NV3128 Machine Control Router handles 64×64 data channels.
“IMAGICA specified the NV5128 Multiformat Router because it is compact and able to accommodate various signal formats in one frame,” Hosoda said. “Four non-linear edit bays, an audio sweetening room and a copy room need to access any of the facility’s 15 video recorders located in a central machine room. These new video, audio and machine-control routers will allow every VCR to be accessed by each location.”
“The post facility appreciated the NV5128 router’s internal A/D and D/A converters that can handle both analog and digital signals for the same destination,” Hosoda continued.
“We are delighted that within just a few months of being appointed our new Japanese distributor, Totsu International secured such a prestigious order from one of Tokyo’s most popular post facilities,” said international marketing manager Dave Edmonds. “Totsu International is a company that has an outstanding reputation within the territory, and a wide range of experience selling routers and control systems.”
Imagica is one of Japan’s largest motion-picture film laboratories. It also operates a large high-end video post facility, offering more than 40 digital video editing bays, telecine bays and audio mixing studios. In addition, Imagica produces digital and optical visual effects for feature films, TV and TV shows.