The heart of your DI

The DVS flagship enables you to perform all the steps in a DI workflow on one system - steps that would otherwise need to be distributed over several products. This is why we call CLIPSTER® "the heart of your DI". This workstation provides online editing of film data, conversion to various output formats, color correction and even film restoration. CLIPSTER® can handle any level of resolution - SD, HD, 2K and 4K. Even demanding visual effects may be used without causing delays in your workflow, since the majority of the DI workstation's features are processed in real time.

Feature Highlights:

  • Conform and edit SD, HD, 2K and 4K material in real time
  • Handle the core tasks in your DI workflow with only one box
  • Realize a large variety of DI steps ranging from capturing to DCI mastering
  • Process uncompressed data, such as DPX , TIFF 8/10/12 or 16 BIT in real time
  • Implement a future-proof workflow that supports HDTV 50/60p or Digital Cinema (DCI)
  • Benefit from excellent interoperability with third-party applications
Areas of application: post production, broadcast, digital cinema


Key Features

RED™ Support
CLIPSTER® supports the direct decoding of REDCODE™ RAW material in the timeline. You can combine R3D files with other file and video formats, thus providing a flexible workflow for data handling. Furthermore, CLIPSTER® offers the complete integration of REDTM metadata which accelerates your conforming process.

DCI Mastering
In the DCI Mastering process, CLIPSTER® allows you to automate all DCI steps from the DSM (Digital Source Master) to the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) with JPEG2000 playing a key role. Thanks to CLIPSTER®, this process can be completed at nearly double real-time speed. If digital film data has already been stored as file sequences on a SAN or another fast storage medium, you can create an entire 120-minute long-format DCP within approximately one hour. CLIPSTER® generates the Digital Cinema Package directly from the Digital Source Master all in one step.

Comprehensive Conforming Tool
The new comprehensive conforming tool is database aware. The DI workstation enables you to automatically search the entire storage volume for high-resolution material in no time at all. These searches are not restricted to local media, so you can include all other systems connected to the Spycer® network in the searching process. The high-speed copying process allows you to selectively copy, autoconform and process A/V material on the CLIPSTER® using an EDL. The conforming tool offers split screen views to check offline and online editing with frame-by-frame precision via HD-SDI out.

The core of your DI workflow in one package
CLIPSTER® offers capturing of any video format up to high-resolution film data, comprehensive conforming and editing of these data, scaling and color correction features, interaction with color correction tools by 3rd-party vendors, versioning in various formats, as well as DCI mastering. The DVS DI workstation easily handles these core tasks in your DI workflow in one box, requiring no time-consuming pre-processing or copying. CLIPSTER® excels with amazing flexibility and openness and integrates easily into new or existing film and broadcasting post production workflows. By consistently following up on its upgrade paths, DVS is able to offer its customers CLIPSTER® as a state-of-the-art workstation that is able to meet tomorrow's challenges today.

Any quality, any format
No matter which format or resolution you are going to use ĘC CLIPSTER® can handle them all. In addition to DPX, CINEON®, TARGA and TIFF, this powerful workstation supports more than 100 other graphics formats for you to use in your projects. CLIPSTER® also handles all QuickTime® formats as well as Windows Media®, MXF, MPEG1/2, and JPEG2000.

Each resolution has its benefits - which is why CLIPSTER® supports them all. Work in real time with SD-, HD-, 2K- and even 4K material, either truly uncompressed in RGB 4:4:4 or compressed.

Real time saves you real time
You don't want to spend a significant part of your time waiting for necessary DI processing steps to be completed? Then you will just be excited by CLIPSTER® and its real-time conforming, editing, color correction and versioning features. The DI workstation converts your image data to any given format and easily handles any data, from SD, HD and 2K up to 4K. Benefit from CLIPSTER's real-time features, and use the time savings to optimize your creative workflow.

Uncompressed data
CLIPSTER® is the only system world-wide to process uncompressed data, making artifacts or defective results a thing of the past. CLIPSTER® effortlessly handles uncompressed graphic file sequences like DPX or TIFF in 8, 10, 12, or even 16-bit RGB 4:4:4 ĘC all in real time and up to 4K, as a matter of course.

Any In, any out
Your workflow changes with every new project? Your clients demand high flexibility? Your project data originate from a wide variety of media, require complete re-processing, and need to be delivered to your clients in formats ranging from video tapes to Digital Cinema Packages (DCP)? CLIPSTER® easily satisfies your individual needs, offering multi-format in-timeline processing in real time. No matter what video resolution is in your timeline, no matter what bit depth, color space or file format - CLIPSTER® is capable of processing a large variety of formats in real time without pre-conversion. The CLIPSTER® software has proven itself over many years of use and assists you with any conforming, editing, or versioning steps. The hardware features with 20 video interfaces, from HD-SDI dual link to RGBS to DVI.

Excellent software meets powerful hardware
In a unique combination, our hardware and software are perfectly optimized for each other. We develop these two components together to be able to offer you perfect tools for outstanding performance in your projects, ranging from excellent batch capturing to comprehensive and convenient conforming to color correction of uncompressed, high-resolution file sequences in real time.

Intuitive GUI for creative freedom
Hundreds of buttons for one workflow? CLIPSTER® does not obscure your vision: The GUI has been designed for intuitive operation, with unambiguous user guidance supporting your creativity. Use CLIPSTER® to implement your innovative ideas in your projects - always in maximum image quality.

Order unto data chaos
Your complex projects are making it increasingly difficult for you to find the required files and clips? For this reason our CLIPSTER® DI workstation comes with a fully integrated Spycer®. This intelligent data management solution enables you to effortlessly edit and organize your data in a meaningful way, making them easy to find, browse for meta data, copy quickly, and defragment as needed.

Openness, certificates and awards
Being an open system, CLIPSTER® provides excellent interoperability with third-party systems. Its flexibility, Windows® NTFS, SAN connectivity, and OpenFX enable it to be used for a wide range of video processing, broadcasting, and digital cinema applications. Our workstation is certified regularly by other vendors and has also won prestigious prizes like the Digital Cinematography Award. CLIPSTER® is a valuable partner in any workflow and quickly establishes itself as an excellent, indispensable team player.

Well equipped for the future: HDTV and digital cinema
Use CLIPSTER®m to future-proof your working environment. Thanks to many years of experience in the post production industry, DVS is ideally prepared for the HDTV migration in broadcasting to 720p/1080i and 1080p 50/60. It is equally suitable for D-cinema applications ĘC since 2007, all DVS products comply with the required standards defined by the DCI ĘC and first of all, by our customers.