Civolution Signs Exclusive Watermarking Agreement with Sony

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Sat, 11/13/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Civolution has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony's Digital Cinema Solutions Group to integrate Civolution’s NexGuard digital cinema watermarking into Sony 4K SXRD digital cinema systems for 3D stereoscopic and 4K resolution projections on a global scale.
  “Civolution’s NexGuard watermarking offers state of the art security throughout our digital cinema servers worldwide and complies with the DCI specifications for persistent content protection including traceable forensic evidence in case of content theft ’’ says Rich Reames director of technology Digital Cinema Solutions Group at Sony Electronics.
 In this multi-year agreement Sony’s Digital Cinema Solutions group will integrate Civolution’s watermarking technologies to market DCI compliant servers and projectors with audio and image forensic marking capabilities. Forensic marking is intended to make illegal recordings of digital cinema content traceable and is today a requirement under the Digital Cinema Initiative a joint venture of major motion picture studios formed to establish a standard architecture for digital cinema systems. The NexGuard digital cinema watermark can survive in-theatre camcording and subsequent compression to low bitrates.
  “The DCI compliant and camcorder proofed NexGuard solution helps to protect assets and creates a more secure digital cinema environment ’’ says Jean-Michel Masson senior vice president watermarking operations Civolution. “We are very pleased to roll-out the NexGuard forensic marking with one of the leading D-Cinema system manufacturers and offer the studios a security solution for all digital cinema screens including 3D and 4K theatres.’’