Éclair today announced the ÉclairColor certification of its content services unit in Berlin. This is the second ÉclairColor certification of an Éclair facility after Paris-Vanves. Two German releases have already been mastered in ÉclairColor by Éclair’s Berlin teams: Jacob Lass’ So Was Von Da, opening in cinemas across Germany today, and Florian Gallenberger’s Grüner Wird’s Nicht, opening August 30.
“We are proud to have finalized the certification of this latest ÉclairColor HDR [high dynamic range] facility, equipped with a Sony Digital Cinema 4K SRX-515P projector, which marks a milestone in our deployment of ÉclairColor HDR technology in Germany,” said Michael Krauth, general manager of Éclair Germany. “With 57 screens in 33 cinemas across the country, Germany boasts the largest network of ÉclairColor HDR locations, among them Cinecitta in Nuremberg and Berlin’s Cineplex Titania Filmpalast. Henceforth, we are able to oversee the color grading and mastering of content in ÉclairColor directly from our capital. This increased proximity to the creative community will allow us to substantially grow the number of local projects mastered and released in HDR.”
“The addition of ÉclairColor HDR post-production and DCP mastering services here in Berlin will have a positive impact on our portfolio of German content releases,” said Georg Miros, Éclair sales and business development manager for Germany. “With exacting specifications and even greater expertise, we are able to maintain exceptional control over the image projection quality in equipped cinemas and guarantee a final product that rigorously respects the artistic choices made by the film’s director and DP. Our expert colorists were immediately impressed with the superior image quality: the contrast ratio between the blacks and whites is far greater than that normally seen in either motion picture or television technologies.”
Éclair operates three content services centers in Berlin, including one entirely specialized in distribution services for film distribution companies & cinema exhibitors, and a brand-new dubbing facility inaugurated in 2017 featuring a Dolby Atmos mixing studio and two ADR recording studios.