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New Sci-Fi Series by Stage 3 Media Relies on Quadro Professional Graphics to Create and Render Footage for High-Definition Online Entertainment
|Sci-fi characters created and rendered on NVIDIA Quadro solutions fill "Sanctuary."|
|Amanda Tapping, as Helen Magnus, seeks terrifying and monstrous creatures in the online world of "Sanctuary." Images courtesy Stage 3 Media Inc.|
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SANTA CLARA, CA—May 15, 2007—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced Vancouver, BC-based Stage 3 Media, creators of the new online science-fiction series Sanctuary, starring Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1, Stargate Atlantis), has integrated NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions into its production pipeline, including the newly announced Quadro FX 5600 graphics. With professional Quadro solutions, Stage 3 is creating, rendering and delivering compelling CG characters and visual effects on extremely tight production deadlines.
"Sanctuary ushers in an exciting new era for online entertainment," said Ron Martin, VFX Supervisor for Stage 3 Media. "By using NVIDIA Quadro solutions throughout our creative process we are able to rapidly generate exceptional quality CG content for the series at an unprecedented pace. Utilizing the Quadro as our work-horse we enhanced our productivity, allowing us to deliver an online entertainment experience unlike any other."
Created by veteran science fiction writer/producer Damian Kindler, Sanctuary incorporates a cast of real-life characters and otherworldly creatures into a science-meets-supernatural online universe, fusing visual effects, video game technology, and cutting-edge Web design for a mesmerizing experience. The first TV-broadcast-quality series made directly for the Internet, Sanctuary is designed to be the centerpiece of a growing online science fiction community that offers viewers an evolving relationship between the show’s creators and an ever-expanding online experience as the series unfolds.
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Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, capabilities, performance and features of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics solutions; the online science fiction community and Sanctuary are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, developments of new products and technologies by competitors; our reliance on third party manufacturers; delays in ramping products into production; changes in customer preferences; software defects; manufacturing defects; loss of performance when system builders integrate NVIDIA products and technologies; the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives; changes in industry standards and interfaces; and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2007. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.