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Munich 01-Feb-2019

Rohde & Schwarz once again partner for the digital workflow at Berlinale 2019

Once again this year, Rohde & Schwarz provides solutions to support the Berlin International Film Festival. The R&S CLIPSTER mastering station and the R&S SpycerBox Cell storage unit from Rohde & Schwarz merge smoothly into the film presentation workflow. Thanks to efficient procedures, moving pictures are projected onto the screen reliably and with extremely high quality.

Rohde & Schwarz provides solutions to support the Berlin International Film Festival
Rohde & Schwarz provides solutions to support the Berlin International Film Festival © Berlinale 2019

The Munich based company supports the Berlinale by providing three R&S CLIPSTER mastering stations and the reliable R&S SpycerBox Cell storage unit. The systems located in the Colt Technology Services data processing center are key elements of the Berlinale’s digital workflow. The R&S CLIPSTER quickly and reliably generates extremely high quality digital cinema packages (DCP) for the screenings. These are distributed from the data center to the various festival venues.

In total, about 1100 films will be shown at the Berlinale and the European Film Market. The R&S SpycerBox Cell buffers the video files, enabling R&S CLIPSTER to quickly and efficiently process the enormous data volumes. The mastering station supports a variety of video formats, allowing previously digitized films to be quickly converted and processed. The mastering station generates high-quality DCPs faster than in real time, which makes it possible to convert the films from video file format to DCP format in time for the screenings. Last-minute adjustments, such as subtitle changes, are also easy to make.

Founded in 1951, the Berlinale is now not only the largest cultural event in the German capital, but also one of the key events of the international film industry. Around 20,000 professional visitors from more than 130 countries, including some 4000 journalists, register for the Berlin International Film Festival every year. With more than 330,000 paid admissions each year, the Berlinale is not only an industry get-together, but also one of the biggest public film festivals worldwide. The Berlinale is more than just a major media event – it is a hotspot for networking and discussion, where cinematography, glamour and business join hands for 11 days.

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2020, Rohde & Schwarz had about 12,300 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.58 billion in the 2019/2020 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.


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