Autodesk announced an enterprise technology agreement with Technicolor at this year’s National Association of Broadcaster’s (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. The deal includes flexible global access to Autodesk’s entire technology portfolio to help meet Technicolor’s needs, as well as global priority support and consulting services.
Claude Gagnon, President, Technicolor Creative Services stated, "This agreement helps Technicolor and MPC provide our customers, artists and engineers the opportunity to work with their favorite tools and allow more creative freedom and control over the production cycle. Having access to combine a wide range of Autodesk products with the creative finishing technology allows us to re-think how we execute the final stages of a project, keeping us on the cutting-edge of the creative services industry."
"We worked closely with Technicolor to determine the right combination of products included in the agreement, to ensure they received the best of what Autodesk has to offer," said Chris Bradshaw, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. "This is one of the very first enterprise level agreements to combine a comprehensive suite of our software with our award-winning Creative Finishing technology, helping to give Technicolor the flexibility to complete projects globally with the right tool for the job."
Autodesk installed the majority of the technology earlier this year, updating the existing Technicolor Digital Intermediate suite. Technicolor now has access to a wide variety of Autodesk products. The wide variety of toolsets pushes the boundaries of traditional creative finishing and extends artist creative capabilities. Having access to the collection of Autodesk software helps provide the Technicolor team with a streamlined workflow, which will assist in maximizing their time.
Additionally, Autodesk Flame Premium is available to artists or colorists in the worldwide Technicolor and Digital Production network. Global teams within its network, regardless of region or location, will have access to the Autodesk Flame Premium creative finishing solution.
As part of the agreement with Technicolor, Autodesk also updated and assisted in enhancing the existing Technicolor suite. Autodesk will continue to work with Technicolor as a part of its consulting and support agreement to help enhance the products for Technicolor's specific project needs.