For Immediate Release
DSC LABS ADDS “GALAXY™” MODEL TO ITS HD-STANDARD CHROMADUMONDE® TEST CHART FAMILY
DSC bestseller to include vector colour ramps and blocks, 18% gray bars, etc. – just in time for IBC
Toronto, Canada – August 23rd, 2012
– (Virtual Press Office
) - DSC Labs, an eco-friendly developer of innovative products for image quality improvement, is pleased to announce a new addition to its popular ChromaDuMonde test chart family. Designed for engineers, DPs, and camera operators with a background in film, the new ChromaDuMonde Galaxy features precise vector colour ramps and blocks, 18% gray bars, flesh tones, resolution patterns, and 11-step crossed grayscales - all on a black background. “The Galaxy combines the same award-winning, patented features of the traditional ChromaDuMonde series, with some popular features of our other CamAlign® charts,” comments DSC Labs President David Corley. “Galaxy is one of our most advanced ChromaDuMondes – both for aligning and matching video cameras, also for shooting on the set as a production standard to save time and money in post.”
Designed to current ITU-R BT.709/SMPTE274M international colorimetry standards, the Galaxy provides precise colour control and vital information about how a camera’s matrix settings affect the full gamut of colour reproduction. Galaxy’s colour ramps and blocks generate a continuous hexagon on a vectorscope, to quickly identify errors on a camera’s colour matrix. This precise colour data is particularly useful when matching non-standard colours. The chart also has four skin tone patches for precise skin tone reproduction. The chart’s “film-friendly”, spectrophotometrically neutral 18% gray bars are useful to those migrating from film to digital and checking evenness of chart illumination. The Galaxy also includes resolution patterns up to 1600 LPPH, and, as with every ChromaDuMonde, Galaxy charts are individually calibrated.
Availability and Pricing
For more information about Galaxy, please visit: http://www.dsclabs.com
or stop by the DSC labs booth B46 in Hall 5 at IBC, September 7-11 2012.
DSC Labs produces a wide range of precise tools for applications in broadcasting, digital cinema, corporate production, medicine, forensics and security. Many of these test tools have been designed with suggestions and input from expert users for particular applications — and the ChromaDuMonde Galaxy is no exception.
About DSC Labs
DSC Labs has been dedicated to image integrity in visual communications for more than 50 years. The company’s pioneering engineering achievements include patented image processes and the development of standardized industry-wide test patterns, earning DSC the Fuji Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to television and, in 2011, the company received the Gemini Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for its continuing technological innovation in the fields of television and digital cinema. Using ground source heat/cool technology at the lab, DSC is known for its environmentally friendly production processes and materials, and whenever possible, for designing recyclable products. “Better Images through Research” articulates the company’s continuing commitment to making innovative products for image quality improvement.
CamAlign, ChromaDuMonde other DSC patterns are copyrighted and registered trademarks of DSC Laboratories. Trademarks and copyright of any non DSC products mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.
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