da Vinci Systems was an American digital cinema company founded in 1984, based in Coral Springs, Florida and wholly-owned by JDSU. It was known for hardware-based color correction products, such as 888, 2K, and 2K Plus; GPU-based color grading and digital mastering systems, such as TLC and Resolve (now known as DaVinci Resolve); and film restoration and remastering systems, such as Revival.
The company's innovations include the color control panel, based on trackballs, and other discrete controls that enable colorists to control the software that manipulates motion picture images. As one of the earliest pioneers in |post-production| products, da Vinci Systems introduced several innovative products and was considered a significant player in the |post-production| industry during its 25 years of operation. da Vinci Systems equipment was initially developed by video Tape Associates (VTA) in 1982 for use by the Hollywood, Florida, USA-based production/|post-production| facility to alter and enhance colors from scanned film and videotape. The Wiz system, as it was later known, was marketed to other |post-production| facilities, laying the foundation for the creation of the colorist and the |post-production| color suite.
In September 2009, after the liquidation of the company, the assets of da Vinci Systems were acquired by Blackmagic Design, an Australian digital cinema company, and manufacturer known for its products based in digital cinema and cameras.