BluFocus Offers THX, BD-J, and Title Certification for Blu-ray to Ensure Quality 
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Written by AVRev.com   
Monday, 20 October 2008

BluFocus, the first and only Blu-ray Solutions Provider specializing in advanced Interactive Quality Assurance and Management, announced that it will offer a suite of quality management and control services for the studio post-production and home entertainment industries, including Blu-ray Java (BD-J) Application, Title and THX Certification. BluFocus has teamed with THX to serve as a premiere testing facility to ensure THX quality standards are achieved for new THX Certified Blu-ray titles.

THX certification serves as an arbiter of quality for high definition video content and home entertainment products. The combination of THX and BluFocus Certification services gives an unparalleled assurance to studios and consumers that Blu-ray titles will not only look and sound great, but that they will work great as well.  BluFocus' BD-J Application and Title Certification is an advanced comprehensive testing process utilizing BluFocus' patented tools and applications. Title Certification will range from Content Assurance, feature and bonus material reliability, to Interactive Assurance which will address the advanced interactive features of BD-J, the varying complexities and limitations of Blu-ray players, and the ongoing and dynamic nature of BD-Live content.

THX certification applies proven video and audio quality assurance processes and standards to ensure excellence in mastering and audio and video encoding for new Blu-ray titles. THX certification has been featured on some of the world's most popular DVDs and consumer electronics products, and has become a recognized benchmark of quality for HDTVs, digital video recorders (DVRs) and other HD video products. Through its partnership with THX, BluFocus will provide studio partners a means to ensure consumers receive a picture and sound presentation with the detail and definition that is faithful to the filmmaker's vision.

"We are excited to announce our BD Certification services and our continued support for the Blu-ray format," said Paulette E. Pantoja, founder and CEO of BluFocus. "THX certification serves as an arbiter of quality for high definition video content and home entertainment products. The combination of THX and BluFocus Certification services gives an unparalleled assurance to studios and consumers that Blu-ray titles will not only look and sound great, but that they will work great as well."

"BluFocus has created a compelling suite of post-production and BD design and mastering services, all dedicated to improving the Blu-ray experience," said Rick Dean, vice president of technology development at THX. "Our partnership with BluFocus aims to provide the Blu-ray content community with the tools to maximize picture and sound quality, improve device interoperability, and drive the end-user's enjoyment of the format's rich, interactive features."







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