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News: Encore and Level 3 Post Use DaVinci Resolve for Some of the Biggest Fall TV Shows
on Oct 17, 2013 at 8:55:00 am

(Fremont, California--October 17, 2013) Blackmagic Design today announced that Los Angeles based sister post production companies Encore and Level 3 Post, both part of the Deluxe Creative Services Group, are using DaVinci Resolve for color grading on some of the biggest prime time television programs of the 2013 American fall television schedule. This includes returning hit shows such as “Once Upon a Time” and “Elementary” and new shows such as “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.”

DaVinci Resolve, the world's most advanced color correction tool, is the standard for high end post production workflows and color correction in film, television programs and global commercial campaigns, and is continuing to grow in its use to get new shows ready for their fall premiers and ongoing weekly shows.

For George Manno, Senior Colorist at Level 3 Post, shows like “Once Upon a Time” and now “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” represent a colorist's dream. "The 'fantasy' and 'regular' worlds have very different looks," he notes. "We get to make nights a really, deep blue and greens in a forest almost unnatural in the way they pop. It's freeing and allows us to really dig in and try some things that a more typical show wouldn't let you do. We get to see how far we can twist an image from norm."

The sister companies' fall TV shows using DaVinci Resolve include:
Once Upon a Time: George Manno, Colorist, Level 3 Post
Once Upon a Time In Wonderland: George Manno, Colorist, Level 3 Post
Elementary: Tony D’Amore, Colorist, Encore

About DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve is the world’s highest performance on set, editing and color correction solution for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux computers. DaVinci Resolve supports more real time color correction than any other system because it’s not limited by the performance of the computer it’s running on. DaVinci Resolve eliminates this performance barrier because it’s based on a cluster of high performance GPU cards, so all processing is always real time. DaVinci Resolve has the power of a true real time performance solution so handles complex color grades even when using dozens of primaries, secondaries, Power Windows™, multi point tracking, blurs, and more. DaVinci Resolve provides incredible performance in a low cost solution which can be easily upgraded by adding extra GPUs for supercomputer power to handle 4K resolutions, stereoscopic 3D and real time grading direct from raw camera files such as ARRI RAW, RED RAW and Sony RAW files which can be handled with ease.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, 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 quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues 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, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check

About Encore
Since its inception in 1985, Encore has been providing its clients quality service while consistently remaining at the forefront of technological advances. The combination of award-winning engineering, state-of-the-art technology, an end-to-end file-based workflow, and some of the most respected and creative artists in the industry comes together to make Encore a one-stop-shop for any production's color management, editing and visual effects needs.

Encore provides post production services to top television series, including FX's Once Upon a Time; Fox's Glee; CBS's NCIS and Hawaii 5-0; HBO’s The Newsroom; ABC's Under the Dome and Revenge and many others. Encore is wholly-owned by Deluxe Creative Services Group Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.

About Deluxe Creative Services
Encore is part of Deluxe Creative Services Group, a close-knit group of facilities including Company 3, Beast, Deluxe New York, EFILM, Encore, Level 3 Post, Method Studios, Rushes and StereoD. The group leverages a comprehensive suite of end-to-end services, access to world-class artists, technical expertise and a tight infrastructure with global connectivity. The Content Creation Group businesses are wholly owned by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., , which is a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.


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