The 2015 HPA Engineering Excellence Awards winners include imaging
and post gear from Canon, Dolby, Panasonic, Quantel and Sony, with
Honourable Mention for Colorfront.
Running multiple sites, Halo can allocate any project to any facility at
any time and comply with filw-based DPP delivery through the adoption
of Avid Everywhere and Isis shared storage.
German TV series ‘Lerchenberg’ uses a new render-free grading
workflow from FilmLight, on set and later using plugins for the editor,
with more creative control and a shorter time to air.
Colorfront has demonstrated recent developments in its on-set dailies
and transcoding systems, which currently support UHD HDR productions,
during the Cine Gear Expo 2015.
DigitalFilm Tree uses DaVinci Resolve for remote colour correction within
their post workflow, which connects users via cloud storage and integrates
their file-based workflows into one hub.
Sweden’s VFX studio Fido created retro-style looks and 400 effects
shots for comic thriller ‘Kung Fury’, working with Autodesk 3D software
and their in-house production tracking tool, ftrack.
Colorfront Transkoder now supports Dolby's object-based Atmos Digital
audio format and can be used to create Dolby Atmos DCPs at up to ten
FotoKem supported production for new TV series ‘Wayward Pines’,
handling production and post simultaneously at several locations with
a colour-accurate, collaborative post pipeline.
Pablo Rio 8K will be the basis of Sony PCL’s new 8K post pipeline when
the company launches one of the world’s first commercial 8K production
services in August 2015.
CinePostproduction combines Aspera On Demand with their SHARC distribution
platform for secure high-speed delivery of DCPs directly to theatres across Europe.
ArsenalCreative, founded by Mark Leiss of ArsenalFX, has launched
in LA following their first project, an integrated live action/CG Broadway
musical-style spot for Amazon Prime.
Deadline keeps DK Studios’ render farm running smoothly, rendering
jobs in 3ds Max, V-Ray, After Effects and Fusion, even as the workload
approaches one million frames per month.
Paul Harrison, colourist at Finish post in London, talks about the evolution
of colour grading in the past 20 years, from telecine to the fast, configurable
systems and control panels now in use.
NAB Quantel’s new software for the Pablo Rio colour and finishing system
adds OFX plugin support, improved EXR and alpha channel support and
realtime working and playback at 8K 60p.
MPC is expanding its US remote grading service with a new
partnership with The Work, a production and editorial studio
Marquise TORNADO fast transcoding engine automates multiple renders
of high-resolution content for delivery to digital cinema and broadcast
content distributors and OTT vendors.
THAT Studio is a growing filmmaker’s resource, started by a group
of post artists. From a neat collection of FX and tutorials, they plan
to share their expertise with filmmakers everywhere.
Long-form post house Silverglade specialises in working entirely in native
HD. By adopting the MediaCentral Platform they run a faster pipeline and
can work with clients remotely.