Technicolor

Technicolor

Profile:
Technicolor SA, formerly Thomson SARL (1893–1914) and Thomson Multimedia (1910–2010), is a multi-faceted manufacturing, communication, media and entertainment industries company, which has owned and operated optical disc manufacturing in various countries. In 2010, it re-branded its entire businesses after its American subsidiary (Technicolor Film) to become Technicolor.

Technicolor Video Services, a video cassette manufacturer active since at least 1981, moved its manufacturing operations to Camarillo, CA, USA in October 1993. CD and CD-ROM manufacturing equipment was added to this facility under the company Technicolor Optical Media Services the next year, having its official start in April of 1994.

In 1998, Nimbus CD International Inc. (Nimbus), which ran manufacturing plants in Wales, Luxembourg, and the USA (Ruckersville, VA and Provo, UT), was taken over by Carlton Communications PLC, then-parent company of Technicolor. Please note that Nimbus branding continued to be used in the matrix of discs manufactured at these plants until around 2001, at which time the Technicolor name replaced Nimbus. For discs manufactured between 1998 and 2001, Technicolor should not be credited when the Nimbus name or logo is present, unless Technicolor is also present in the matrix.

In 1999, the disc manufacturing plant in Provo, UT, USA inherited from Nimbus was closed.

In 2002, Technicolor purchased Panasonic Disc Services Corp. (PDSC) from Japanese parent company Matsushita Electric Ind. Co., Ltd. PDSC interests included Matsushita Universal Media Services, an optical disc manufacturing plant located in Pinckneyville, IL, USA, which was renamed Technicolor Universal Media Services, as well as Matsushita Manufacturing LLC of America, a former joint venture with Eastman Kodak Co. which included manufacturing plants in Guadalajara, Mexico and Youghal, Cork, Ireland.

In the same year, a facility was purchased in Piaseczno, Poland, and was converted to a DVD manufacturing plant that began production in or after September 2002. Then in 2003, Technicolor announced the acquisition and opening of a second DVD manufacturing plant, also in Piaseczno.

It was announced in late 2002 that Technicolor's former Nimbus CD/DVD manufacturing plant Ruckersville, VA, USA would be closed by June 2003. Equipment from this plant was to be relocated to Memphis, TN, and Guadalajara, Mexico. In early 2003 the further closure of the manufacturing plant in Youghal, Ireland was announced; operations and equipment were to be transferred to Cwmbran, Wales, and Piaseczno.

In 2007, Technicolor announced the closure of the former Nimbus plants in Wales and Luxembourg, and the Pinckneyville plant. CD and DVD replication for Europe was to continue at Technicolor's facility in Piaseczno, Poland. At the same time, manufacturing at the plant in Camarillo, CA began to wind down as Technicolor intended to centralise North American manufacturing operations at the plant in Guadalajara, Mexico.

In November 2015, Technicolor announced that they had purchased the optical disc manufacturing and distribution assets of Cinram Group, Inc. (Cinram). This included a manufacturing plant in Olyphant, PA (Cinram, Olyphant, PA), which Technicolor closed on May 1, 2018, and a plant in Huntsville, AL.

As of January 2018, Technicolor continued to run manufacturing facilities in Huntsville, AL, USA; Guadalajara, Mexico; Piaseczno, Poland; and Melbourne, Australia (Technicolor, Australia).

Matrix numbers

The following letter/number strings can be found in matrix of discs manufactured by Technicolor, and may be entered in LCCN:

xxxxxx, in the matrix pattern Cx.x xxxxxx-nn [release ID] Technicolor

This pattern is found in the matrix of discs mastered at Technicolor's Camarillo plant from 1994, and possibly other locations later; accompanied by mastering SID code IFPI L89*. Please enter in LCCN as:

Glass Mastered At – Technicolor – xxxxxx [note that the -nn suffix should not be entered in LCCN]

Examples include Mississippi Mudsharks - Traditional Heavy and Loop Guru - Amrita (..All These And The Japanese Soup Warriors).

This number may also be present in the absence of Technicolor's name in the matrix, for example when the glass master or disc was manufactured for use by an external pressing plant or broker company (where a different manufacturer may therefore be named in the matrix), or simply where the Technicolor name was left out of the matrix intentionally or unintentionally. In such cases, Technicolor can be identified by the "Cx.x xxxxxx-nn [release ID]" pattern and mastering SID code IFPI L89*, and credited in LCCN as recommended above. Examples include C-Bo - Gas Chamber, Luxt - Jezabel Thirteen Three, and Zooom (2) - Zooom.

xxxx, Axxxx, Bxxxx, Cxxxx, Dxxxx, Exxxx, Mxxxx, Xxxxx
LUxxxxxx

Enter in LCCN as: Glass Mastered At – Technicolor – Cxxxx/Dxxxx/Exxxx/LUxxxxxx

These schemes were inherited from Nimbus. The LUxxxxxx numbering scheme fell out of use in 2006, shortly before the plants in Wales and Luxembourg were closed.

After rebranding, Technicolor repressed many CDs originally manufactured by Nimbus, using the original matrix number in the new glass master. For example:

Martin Orford - Classical Music And Popular Songs
Matrix / Runout: D8225 GEPCD 1026 . 1:1 [Nimbus logo]

Martin Orford - Classical Music And Popular Songs
Matrix / Runout: D8225 GEPCD 1026 02 Technicolor

In these cases, the CD showing Nimbus is the earlier pressing, while the one showing Technicolor is a repress manufactured sometime after the rebranding. The matrix number may be assigned to both Nimbus and Technicolor on each respective release page.

720xxxx - used in 2007
CAPxxxxx - used from 2008-present
DVxxxxxx / DVPxxxxx / DTPxxxxx - used for DVDs (if the string appears twice followed by L1 and L0 layer indicators then both full strings including L1 and L0 should be entered)
BVPxxxxx - used for Blu-rays

When credited as an artist, please use Technicolor (2).
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
002LE Selected Pop Hits  album cover David Foster Selected Pop Hits(CD, Comp, Promo) Leeds Entertainment 002LE US 1995 Sell This Version
313tp7CD2 Believers  album cover Baz Believers(CD, Single, Enh, CD2) One Little Indian 313tp7CD2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
313tp7cdp Believers  album cover Baz Believers(CD, Single, Promo) One Little Indian 313tp7cdp UK 2001 Sell This Version
555CD53 Please Exit Quietly  album cover Origami (2) Please Exit Quietly(CD, Album) 555 Recordings, Red Square 555CD53 US 2002 Sell This Version
1112 Music From And Inspired By The Film Monster  album cover BT Music From And Inspired By The Film Monster(DVD-V, Album, Multichannel, DTS + CD, Album) DTS Entertainment 1112 US 2004 Sell This Version
1140 This Binary Universe  album cover BT This Binary Universe(CD, Album + DVD, NTSC) DTS Entertainment 1140 US 2006 Sell This Version
1182 Elyria  album cover Faith And The Muse Elyria(CD, Album) Tess Records, Tess Europe 1182 US 1994 Sell This Version
2300 Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun  album cover Dead Can Dance Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun(CD, Album, RP) 4AD, 4AD 2300 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2460 Not The Way  album cover Cass McCombs Not The Way(CD, EP) Monitor Records 2460 US 2002 Sell This Version
2864 Mask  album cover Bauhaus Mask(CD, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet 2864 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2865 Press The Eject And Give Me The Tape  album cover Bauhaus Press The Eject And Give Me The Tape(CD, Album, RP) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet 2865 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2867 Burning From The Inside  album cover Bauhaus Burning From The Inside(CD, Album, RE, RP) Beggars Banquet 2867 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2968 The Fall The Frenz Experiment(CD, Album) Beggars Banquet 2968 UK 1999 Sell This Version
3187 Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim  album cover Pixies Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim(CD, Comp, RE) 4AD 3187 UK Unknown Sell This Version
3375 Junkyard  album cover The Birthday Party Junkyard(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 3375 UK Unknown Sell This Version
3555 Power Dance 3555 October 2000  album cover Various Power Dance 3555 October 2000(DVD, Comp) ETV Network 3555 US 2000 Sell This Version
03986 Eight Classic Albums  album cover Count Basie Eight Classic Albums(4xCD, Comp, RE, RM, Dig) Reel To Reel Music Company 03986 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4020 Artificial Intelligence  album cover John Cale Artificial Intelligence(CD, Album, RE, RP, Tec) Beggars Banquet, Beggars Banquet 4020 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4112 Bird Wood Cage  album cover The Wolfgang Press Bird Wood Cage(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 4112 UK 1998 Sell This Version
4175 Good Year For The Roses (The Original Versions Of Songs Covered By Elvis Costello)  album cover Various Good Year For The Roses (The Original Versions Of Songs Covered By Elvis Costello)(CD, Comp) Connoisseur Collection 4175 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
4266-2 Persevere  album cover Sink The Ship Persevere(CD, Album) SharpTone 4266-2 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
4792 Doolittle  album cover Pixies Doolittle(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 4792 UK 1998 Sell This Version
5150 Here Comes Your Man  album cover Pixies Here Comes Your Man(CD, Single, RE) 4AD 5150 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5293 Holocausto De La Morte  album cover Necrophagia Holocausto De La Morte(CD, Album, Dig) Red Stream 5293 US 1998 Sell This Version
5378 Mutiny / The Bad Seed E.P.  album cover The Birthday Party Mutiny / The Bad Seed E.P.(CD, Comp, RP, Tec) 4AD 5378 UK Unknown Sell This Version
5465 Frank Tovey Tyranny And The Hired Hand(CD, Album, RE) Mute 5465 UK Unknown Sell This Version
05488 Six Classic Albums  album cover Michel Legrand Six Classic Albums(4xCD, Comp, RM) Reel To Reel Music Company 05488 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
05494 Six Classic Albums  album cover Mel Tormé Six Classic Albums(4xCD, Comp, RM) Reel To Reel Music Company 05494 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
05695 Eight Classic Albums  album cover Bobby Darin Eight Classic Albums(4xCD, Comp, RM) Reel To Reel Music Company 05695 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
05703 Eight Classic Albums  album cover Petula Clark Eight Classic Albums(4xCD, Comp, RM) Reel To Reel Music Company 05703 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
6006 Slingshot  album cover Carl Verheyen Slingshot(CD) Mighty Tiger 6006 US 1998 Sell This Version
6034 You Surround Me (Remix)  album cover Erasure You Surround Me (Remix)(CD, Single, RE) Mute 6034 UK Unknown Sell This Version
06249 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within  album cover No Artist Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within(2xDVD-V, S/Edition, NTSC) Columbia Pictures, Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 06249 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
6986 Pod  album cover The Breeders Pod(CD, Album, RP) 4AD 6986 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7172 Aion  album cover Dead Can Dance Aion(CD, Album, RP) 4AD 7172 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7445 Bossanova  album cover Pixies Bossanova(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 7445 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7546 458489 A Sides  album cover The Fall 458489 A Sides(CD, Comp, RE) Beggars Banquet 7546 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7571 Fun To Be Had / Getting Closer Mixes  album cover Nitzer Ebb Fun To Be Had / Getting Closer Mixes(CD, Single, RE) Mute 7571 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7826 The Relief Of Derry Symphony  album cover Shaun Davey, The Ulster Orchestra*, Liam O'Flynn, Rita Connolly, Gerard McChrystal Shaun Davey, The Ulster Orchestra*, Liam O'Flynn, Rita Connolly, Gerard McChrystal - The Relief Of Derry Symphony(CD, Album, RP) Tara 7826 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
7972 The Restoration Of Culture After Genghis Khan  album cover Jupiter Affect The Restoration Of Culture After Genghis Khan(CD, Album) Orange Sky 7972 US 2003 Sell This Version
8048-HRB059 Summertime  album cover Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Summertime(CD, Album, RE, RM) Herb Alpert Presents 8048-HRB059 US 2016 Sell This Version
8219 Dawnrazor  album cover Fields Of The Nephilim Dawnrazor(CD, Album, RE) Beggars Banquet 8219 UK Unknown Sell This Version
8762 The Real Ramona  album cover Throwing Muses The Real Ramona(CD, Album, RE) 4AD 8762 UK Unknown Sell This Version
9025 Do You Love Me?   album cover Benito Do You Love Me? (Cass, Single) Fully Loaded Records 9025 US 1996 Sell This Version
10657 Pharoah Sanders Karma (Album) 10657 US 1995 Sell This Version
10878 Vans Warped Tour '17  album cover Various Vans Warped Tour '17(2xCD, Comp) SideOneDummy Records 10878 US 2017 Sell This Version
11037 Unwanted Puppies  album cover Spuddy Swain Unwanted Puppies(CD) Cytheria Records 11037 US 1995 Sell This Version
11069 Classic Rock Legends - Asia  album cover Asia (2) Classic Rock Legends - Asia(DVD-V, PAL) Magna Pacific 11069 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
11075 Masters From The Vaults - Cross Purposes  album cover Black Sabbath Masters From The Vaults - Cross Purposes(DVD-V, RM, Unofficial, PAL, 5.1) Magna Pacific 11075 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
11077 Classic Rock Legends - Rick Wakeman  album cover Rick Wakeman Classic Rock Legends - Rick Wakeman(DVD-V, PAL) Magna Pacific 11077 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
11169 Masters From The Vaults  album cover Curved Air Masters From The Vaults(DVD-V, PAL) Magna Pacific 11169 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
11213 The International Classic Rock Festival  album cover Various The International Classic Rock Festival(DVD-V, PAL) Magna Pacific 11213 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
011411 Neue Sachlichkeit  album cover Heltir Neue Sachlichkeit(CD) Triple X Records 011411 US 1994 Sell This Version
12062 Begins With A Nightmare  album cover Savage Steel Begins With A Nightmare(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) New Renaissance Records 12062 US 2002 Sell This Version
12087 No Artist Jackass Number Two (Unrated)(DVD-V, Multichannel, NTSC, Dol) Paramount Pictures, Paramount Pictures, MTV Music Television, MTV Music Television 12087 USA & Canada 2006 Sell This Version
13840 Dredge Portals  album cover God Body Disconnect Dredge Portals(CD, Album) Cryo Chamber 13840 US 2016 Sell This Version
15388 Piano Solos  album cover Vince DiCola Piano Solos(CD, Album, RE, RM) Notefornote Music 15388 US 2019 Sell This Version
23723-7 Bill Bellamy (2) Back To My Roots(DVD-V, NTSC + CD + Dlx) UrbanWorks Entertainment 23723-7 US 2005 Sell This Version
23751DVDZ1 Die Another Day  album cover No Artist Die Another Day(DVD-V, S/Edition, Multichannel, PAL, Eng) MGM Home Entertainment 23751DVDZ1 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
29013 Bubbles Of Time  album cover Pop in Wonderland Bubbles Of Time(CD, Single) Media Future 29013 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
030512 Sonic Prayer Jam  album cover Earthless Sonic Prayer Jam(CD, RE) Gravity (2) 030512 US 2012 Sell This Version
031803 Love's Drippin  album cover Leon Ware Love's Drippin(CD, Pap) Kitchen Records (4) 031803 US 2003 Sell This Version
32037 Raw  album cover Eddie Murphy Raw(DVD-V, RP, NTSC, Tec) Paramount Pictures 32037 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
38582-2 Videos 86>98 +  album cover Depeche Mode Videos 86>98 +(2xDVD-V, Comp, RE, NTSC) Warner Reprise Video, Reprise Records, Mute, Warner Reprise Video 38582-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
50163 Collected  album cover Buddy Guy Collected(CD, Comp) Music Club 50163 US 2001 Sell This Version
050206 Weird World Volume One 1977-1981   album cover The Weirdos Weird World Volume One 1977-1981 (CD, Comp, RE, Rai) Frontier Records 050206 US Unknown Sell This Version
51033-2 Inside My Brain  album cover Angry Samoans Inside My Brain(CD, Album, RE) Triple X Records 51033-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
51243-2 (I'm) Stranded  album cover The Saints (2) (I'm) Stranded (Album) 51243-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
053 712 2 Live In Scotland  album cover Lee Evans (2) Live In Scotland(DVD-V, Copy Prot., PAL) Universal, VVL 053 712 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
060509 Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls  album cover Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls Lord Newborn & The Magic Skulls(CD, Album) Ubiquity 060509 US 2009 Sell This Version
062804 Everyone Is Here (Tour Sampler)  album cover The Finn Brothers Everyone Is Here (Tour Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Nettwerk, Nettwerk America, Filter Magazine 062804 US 2004 Sell This Version
0681-46 HTP  album cover Hughes Turner Project HTP(CD, Album) MTM Music 0681-46 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
070212 Beth Hart & The Ocean Of Souls  album cover Beth Hart & The Ocean Of Souls Beth Hart & The Ocean Of Souls(CD, Album, RM) Razz (2) 070212 US 2009 Sell This Version
73266-2 Beneath An Autumn Moon  album cover Kuni Murai* Beneath An Autumn Moon(CD, Album, Dig) Domo Records, Inc. 73266-2 US 2019 Sell This Version
77587-2 The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code  album cover Napalm Death The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code(CD, Album, Enh) Century Media 77587-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
79526-2 Da Bomb  album cover Space Cadets (2) Da Bomb(CD, Album, RE) Vanguard 79526-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
79528-2 Underneath  album cover David Wilcox Underneath(CD, Album, Promo) Vanguard 79528-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
82001-9 The Shape Of Punk To Come (A Chimerical Bombination In 12 Bursts)  album cover Refused The Shape Of Punk To Come (A Chimerical Bombination In 12 Bursts)(DVD-A, Multichannel) Epitaph 82001-9 US 2004 Sell This Version
083 019-4 A Star Is Born Soundtrack  album cover Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born Soundtrack(Box, S/Edition + CD, Album + DVD-V) Interscope Records 083 019-4 France 2019 Sell This Version
091809 Big Deal. What's He Done Lately?  album cover Brimstone Howl Big Deal. What's He Done Lately?(CD, Album) Alive Records 091809 US 2009 Sell This Version
100016 Viento De Los Andes  album cover Viento De Los Andes Viento De Los Andes(CD, Album) V.D.L.A. Records 100016 UK 1998 Sell This Version
100175 Orange  album cover Orange (13) Orange(CD, Album, Ltd) Dewdrops Records 100175 US 1994 Sell This Version
100182 Landing  album cover Stephen Kent Landing(CD, Album) City Of Tribes Records, City Of Tribes Records 100182 US 1994 Sell This Version
100228-2 Aurora  album cover Diluvium Aurora(CD, Album) CCP Records 100228-2 Austria 2001 Sell This Version
100229 Tmina  album cover May Result Tmina(CD, Album) CCP Records, CCP Records 100229 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
100308 Sleepy Hollow  album cover Sleepy Hollow Sleepy Hollow(CD, Album) Not On Label (Sleepy Hollow Self-released) 100308 US 1994 Sell This Version
100320 America Indigena • Music Of Ancient Mexico  album cover Xavier Quijas Yxayotl America Indigena • Music Of Ancient Mexico(CD, Album) Not On Label 100320 US Unknown Sell This Version
100418 Xingu  album cover Present Dreams Xingu(CD, Album) World Disc Music 100418 US 1994 Sell This Version
100424 West Of Five Volume One: San Diego  album cover Various West Of Five Volume One: San Diego(CD, Comp) Delux Records 100424 US 1994 Sell This Version
100461 The Autopsy  album cover C-Bo The Autopsy (EP) 100461 US 1994 Sell This Version
100474 Gimme The Five Bucks  album cover Mama Tick Gimme The Five Bucks(CD, Album) Dubious Honor Records 100474 US 1994 Sell This Version
100663 Motorcade Of Generosity  album cover Cake Motorcade Of Generosity(CD-ROM, Album) Stamen Music (2) 100663 US 1994 Sell This Version
100700 Razormaid!: Level 5  album cover Various Razormaid!: Level 5(CD, Comp) Razormaid Records 100700 US 1994 Sell This Version
100783 Urban Witchcraft  album cover The Thessalonian Dope Gods Urban Witchcraft(CD, Album) Sin Klub Entertainment 100783 US 1994 Sell This Version
100796 Dookie  album cover Green Day Dookie(CD, Album, Club, Tec) Reprise Records 100796 US 1994 Sell This Version
100874 Geometry  album cover Robert Rich Geometry(CD, Album, RE) Linden Music 100874 US 1994 Sell This Version
100893 Ardor  album cover Love Spirals Downwards Ardor (Album) 100893 US 1994 Sell This Version
100944 The Sky Is Falling  album cover Randy Stonehill The Sky Is Falling(CD, Album, RE) Solid Rock Records 100944 US 1994 Sell This Version
100968 On Broadway  album cover Maureen Love On Broadway(CD, Album) Love Records & Tapes 100968 US Unknown Sell This Version
100979 Human Drama  album cover Human Drama Human Drama(CD, EP) Projekt 100979 US 1995 Sell This Version