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NVIDIA Quadro® Solutions Deliver Sci-Fi Thriller "Sanctuary"


New Sci-Fi Series by Stage 3 Media Relies on Quadro Professional Graphics to Create and Render Footage for High-Definition Online Entertainment.

SANTA CLARA, CA.—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.

The first Sanctuary episode premieres today at For more details about Stage 3 Media, visit


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