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Sony licenses Civolution NexGuard

November 9, 2010

Civolution has signed an exclusive agreement with Sony’s Digital Cinema Solutions Group to integrate NexGuard – Digital Cinema watermarking into Sony 4K SXRD digital cinema systems for 3D stereoscopic and 4K resolution projections on a global scale.

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 now 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.

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