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Technicolor goes digital

Becomes second facility in Europe to offer service

Technicolor Film Services, London, will become only the second facility in Europe with the capacity to produce negatives and prints containing all four optical sound formats.

The company has signed an agreement with Sony Cinema Products Corp. to install a Sony Dynamic Digital Sound Recorder System at the U.K. laboratory in West Drayton. A complete transfer suite has been constructed to accommodate the system, which will allow the creation of negatives containing Dolby stereo (analog), Dolby digital, DTS timecode and SDDS.

“There is now a clear demand for SDDS prints in Europe and also for a facility that can support quad soundtracks,” said Ashley Hopkins, Technicolor’s managing director.

The ability to produce negatives and prints locally will make it significantly cheaper for U.S. distributors to release films in SDDS in key European territories, according to SCPC marketing VP Gemma Richardson.

The U.K.’s Pinewood Studios also has quad format capabilities.

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