Eclair’s Paris-Vanves facility to be equipped with EclairColor-compliant Onyx Cinema LED, becoming a pioneer in the creation of theatrical content for emissive technology
Paris (France) and Seoul (South Korea), 24 September 2018/ Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries (Ymagis Group – ISIN: FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEA-PME, TECH 40), today announced an agreement with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. for the installation of the Onyx Cinema LED solution in its facilities located in Paris-Vanves. Eclair will be among the first to provide professional services specifically tailored for the Onyx Cinema LED – contrast ratio of 1 000 000:1, color grading with true zero nit black, and EclairColor DCP mastering – to European filmmakers, producers and distributors beginning in November.
“After announcing earlier this year the successful integration of our EclairColor HDR solution with the Onyx Cinema LED, we are delighted to expand our collaboration with Samsung to offer moviegoers the best-ever cinematic experience,” explains Pascal Mogavero, Eclair’s Senior Vice President. “Eclair is proud to be the first lab in Europe and the second in the world to be equipped with this new emissive technology, delivering the highest levels of visual quality and technical performance. The permanent quest for innovation, including HDR, has been part of our DNA since our founding, and we are renowned for our expertise and creative value brought to any projects from feature-length films to TV series. The successful implementation of Samsung’s promising cinema LED technology marks a new milestone for us.”
Continued transformation and deployment of new activities
Cost reduction programme at an annual rate of over €5.0M
Ymagis Group (FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEA-PME, TECH 40), the European specialist in technologies for the film industry, today reported its first half-year earnings for 2018, ending 30 June 2018, audited and approved by its Board of Directors following its meeting on 6 September 2018.
Paris-Vanves (France) and Copenhagen (Denmark), 22 August 2018/ Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries (Ymagis Group – ISIN: FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEA-PME, TECH 40), today announced the successful deployment of its EclairBox content delivery solution in Denmark through Nordisk Film and with the support of DIVO Post Production. Plans to further expand theatrical services across Scandinavia have been finalized. The announcement was made during the 2018 edition of the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund.
EclairBox is a leading receiver solution enabling content download for cinema exhibitors via broadband network. Any cinema can be equipped with available options that best suit its needs for a customized, fully secured download solution. EclairBox can be automatically connected to TMS (Theatre Management System) and LMS (Library Management System) in order to ingest DCPs for all screens. It is fully compatible with EclairPlay, the new content platform for exhibitors, distributors and content owners. Today, more than 3,400 cinemas are connected to Eclair’s content delivery network across North America, Europe, and Australia.
“So Was Von Da” (DCM Films) and “Grüner Wird’s Nicht” (Majestic) mark first two EclairColor-mastered German releases
Berlin (Germany) and Paris-Vanves (France), 16 August 2018 / Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries (Ymagis Group – FR0011471291, MAGIS, PEA-PME, TECH 40), today announced the EclairColor certification of its content services unit in Berlin. This is the second EclairColor certification of an Eclair facility after Paris-Vanves. Two German releases have already been mastered in EclairColor by Eclair’s Berlin teams: Jacob Lass’ So Was Von Da (Distributor: DCM Films), opening in cinemas across Germany today, and Florian Gallenberger’s Grüner Wird’s Nicht (Distributor: Majestic / Release Date: 30 August 2018).
In this interview, Director Xavier Gens (“Hitman”, “The Divide”) talks about his experience with the EclairColor HDR technology on his film “Cold Skin”, a historical and fantasy thriller. “It’s incredible! […] It allowed us to capture details that wouldn’t have been seen otherwise”, he explains. ” It revealed so many additional colors and shades”.
“Cold Skin” is Xavier Gens’ first film to be mastered in EclairColor HDR, right before “Budapest”, which was released in June 2018. Discover the full interview here.