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Munich 15-Feb-2024

Rohde & Schwarz supports Berlinale to deliver high-end Digital Cinema Mastering and secure workflows

Rohde & Schwarz contributes for its 13th consecutive year to the success of the Berlin International Film Festival, delivering its market-leading R&S®Clipster mastering solution and reliable R&S®SpycerNode production storage.

Berlinale Palast

From 15 to 25 February 2024 approximately 2000 films are shown at the Berlinale. Working behind the scenes of the festival, Rohde & Schwarz technology ensures perfect quality of digital films and efficient administration throughout the quality-control and mastering process. Every submitted film must be checked and if necessary, converted into the appropriate digital format for screening and display during the festival. The Berlinale Film Office team trusts R&S®Clipster in providing quick and secure mastering and reliable content checks. Moreover, the team relies on R&S®Clipster to create digital cinema packages of the highest quality for film screenings to be delivered on extremely tight schedules. For production storage, the technical team uses R&S®SpycerNode at the center of the R&S®Clipster workflow.

With more than 300,000 visitors from over 81 countries, the Berlinale captures a wide and diverse audience and is one of the film industry’s most notable events. “We are happy to have Rohde & Schwarz as a long-standing technology partner for the 74th Berlinale supporting us with equipment used by leading international studios and creators around the globe,” said Oliver Hickfang, Head of Strategic Partnerships at the Berlin International Film Festival. Throughout the festival's various sections, several hundred films spanning different genres, lengths and formats are presented across more than twenty screens. Many of the films displayed are world and international premieres, meaning the stakes are high and a flawless presentation is expected from film enthusiasts and filmmakers alike. The R&S®Clipster can quickly and efficiently process an immense amount of data and supports a wide variety of video formats, keeping up with the high demand of the festival and its stringent quality requirements.

Reliability, speed and efficiency are key in dealing with the complex workflows and extremely tight schedules of the film festival. R&S®Clipster and R&S®SpycerNode help ensure the success of the Berlinale and deliver the magic of flawless sound and image quality to the big screens.

“Each year since 2012 our team has been honored to partner with the Berlinale and showcase the high reliability and quality of our solutions to the film industry. As a key player in the post-production market, we are proud to have our technology support the film festival in its success of empowering storytellers around the globe” said Thorsten Sauer, Vice President Media Technologies at Rohde & Schwarz.

R&S®CLIPSTER is the gold standard used by leading studios around the globe for mastering and distributing feature films and episodic television. It is a powerful tool to edit any type of media in any resolution and creates high-quality professional deliverables that meet stringent, professional delivery specifications.

R&S®SpycerNode media storage brings High Performance Computing technologies to the media and entertainment markets. The easy-to-use interface, high performance file system, market-leading erasure coding mechanisms and many more functions let you focus on creative work.

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Andreas Heiland
Director Marketing Broadcast, Amplifier & Media Solutions

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For decades, Rohde & Schwarz has been a leading technology innovator in broadcast distribution and a trusted partner in media production. Broadcast solutions from Rohde & Schwarz deliver the latest generation of energy-efficient, software-defined transmitters and enable network operators to leverage new broadcast technologies. Providing solutions for live and studio production, post-production, multiviewing and playout, Rohde & Schwarz helps media professionals produce and deliver great content.

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Rohde & Schwarz is striving for a safer and connected world with its Test & Measurement, Technology Systems and Networks & Cybersecurity Divisions. For 90 years, the global technology group has pushed technical boundaries with developments in cutting-edge technologies. The company's leading-edge products and solutions empower industrial, regulatory and government customers to attain technological and digital sovereignty. The privately owned, Munich based company can act independently, long-term and sustainably. Rohde & Schwarz generated net revenue of EUR 2.78 billion in the 2022/2023 fiscal year (July to June). On June 30, 2023, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,800 employees worldwide.

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