At SMPTE 2014, Colorfront demos new developments in UHDTV post, IMF
authoring and DCP digital cinema mastering in OSD Transkoder 2014,
On-Set Dailies and Express Dailies.
The MPC advertising team in LA has adopted ftrack project management
software, a production tracking tool for VFX to handle large numbers of
assets and set up effective communications.
'Gone Girl', shot entirely in 6K on the RED Dragon, used NVIDIA Quadro
GPUs for post processing and was also the first major Hollywood movie
cut completely in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
London’s Goldcrest Post continues to expand its post services with three
new digital intermediate theatrical grading suites equipped with DaVinci
Resolve 11 systems.
Colour correction studio Apache Digital has launched with two DaVinci
Resolve suites to work its way through both remote and local commercials,
broadcast projects and an independent film.
Rising Sun Pictures in Adelaide created VFX and digital environments
for a new TV mini series about five nurses from Australia and NZ who
served with the Allied forces during World War I.
Alexia Sinclair’s dramatic, fantasy images are based on digital
photography, combined with set, costume and make-up design,
stylized lighting, colour grading and compositing.
The Look post facility has launched a remote grading service out of
their studio in London, direct to production companies from three new
DaVinci Resolve DI suites.
Quantel launched LiveTouch sports highlighting system at IBC2014,
integrating editing with highlights. sQ Fileflow 2 file handling engine
launched and Pablo Rio has UHD/4K updates.
Digital artist Marty Pepper talks about the evolution of Autodesk’s Flame,
and the changing nature of his work as a post production artist and colourist
at KOJO post facility in Adelaide.
Colorfront demonstrated Transkoder 2014 at IBC2014 on 4K/60p broadcast
video from Sony F55 and RED cameras, and processing and outputting
real-time 8K/60p playback from RAW formats.
Origin Digital Studios is a new collective of VFX artists, producers and
supervisors in Burbank with long experience, servicing TV, commercial,
feature film and special venue projects.
The Mistika DI and finishing system and the Mamba FX 2.0 compositor are
being demonstrated at IBC2014, including the new Spatial Isolation tools for
control over multi-layer EXR image files.
Cutting Edge’s new TV Unit has delivered a colour grade, online and sound
package for the unabashed Eyeworks Australia documentary series ‘What
Really Happens in Bali’.
Mikros Image purchased a company-wide license for ASSIMILATE
SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab to standardise all facilities on one workflow
across production and post from dailies to final output.
According to Quantel, 4K formats are gaining hold in Japan for movies, TV and
large format displays, several post houses are using Quantel and Pablo Rio to
handle 4K post production.
Marquise KeyMaster supplies post facilities, studios and distributors with
cloud-based tools for managing and automating KDM duplication, delivery
and control of processing.
Encore’s colourist Laura Jans-Fazio completed the grade for ‘House
of Cards’ in uncompressed 4K on the Baselight TWO, working remotely
via PIX with the DP and director David Fincher.