Digital Vision, founded in 1988 in Sweden, was a pioneer of digital video in the 80s. Among the founders of the company: Peter Weiss, Björn Christensson and Håkan Almér, the latter two are still with the company’s R&D group.
The trio had worked for the Swedish Telecom’s R&D lab, on video compression algorithms and related technologies and had recognised the need for a high-quality grain and noise reducer for applications in broadcast and video post-production. The team reviewed the noise reducers on the market and decided to strike off on their own to develop a solution for real-time motion based digital video processing with various key areas such as coding/compression, restoration and enhancement of digital film and video. They created the DV Noise Reducer –known as the DVNR.
The first DVNR was released 1989 and was the world’s first real-time motion compensated digital video noise reducer DVNR1000. The label DVNR then became the de-facto standard for grain and noise reduction during the 90s, and the word “DVNR” was adopted by the industry as the general term for film grain and video noise reduction.
In 2005, Digital Vision acquired the London-based Nucoda Ltd and integrated its 20 years of heritage of engineering excellence into Nucoda’s software based products. The outcome was a range of high tech solutions for colour grading, finishing and mastering marketed under the product brand Nucoda.
While the company’s first 15 years in business had been built on hardware based solutions, the company now became largely focused on software based processing with a large portfolio of products/tools for film/video processing.
In addition to the Nucoda and Phoenix ranges, Golden Eye film scanners and the Bifrost Archive Bridge solution Digital Vision provide innovative tools to create the industry recognized highest quality in scanning, film digitization, preservation and archiving.