4K Technology

Pakistan’s Film Business Reborn with Main Hoon Shahid Afridi

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:11 -- Nick Dager

Pakistan post house Darkroom Asia has won a major contract with ARY Films as a strategic partner in providing post-production and VFX-related services. Darkroom Asia CEO Salman Hasan credits the company’s new SGO Mistika 4K system with sealing the deal. The first project was the feature film Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, which some say marks the rebirth of the Pakistan film industry.

Slowing Down the Finish

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:08 -- Nick Dager

Kicking off the 2014 season of Canada’s Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack hosted The Queen’s Plate Stakes last month. The event is the longest continuously run stakes race in North America, and this year marked its 155th anniversary. To ensure not a moment of horseracing action was missed, the production of the event included use of For-A’s FT-One 4K variable frame rate camera, used in conjunction with For-A’s ZE-One 4K extraction system.

The Room Transforms a Black and White World

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:16 -- Nick Dager

The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on The Giver, the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.

Christie Upgrades USC’s Ellen Norris Theatre

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:54 -- Nick Dager

Christie, through a generous donation of equipment and installation services, will be the sole provider of all cinematic and audio equipment within the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts Eileen Norris Theatre, and will be working together with USC SCA in enhancing visual technologies, specifically cinematic ones.

London’s Ham Yard Hotel Theatre Adds Barco 4K Projector

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:31 -- Nick Dager

The new Ham Yard Hotel is the eighth London property in the Firmdale Hotels group. It opened in June. Like three other Firmdale Hotels in London and one in New York, it features a 188-seat art theater designed and equipped to the highest professional standards. Its luxurious setting and furniture, the lighting, the sound and now, a Barco ultra-bright DP4K-32Bx projector all combine to provide hotel guests and other visitors with an entertainment experience beyond compare.

Super Star Power Productions Brings Post Home

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:32 -- Nick Dager

Super Star Power Productions in Los Angeles is a combination post-production facility and theater that offers a seamless 4K pipeline from review of uncompressed 4K image files taken directly from 4K cameras, through color grading at 4K, to a Qube XP-I server and Xi IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P post-production projector. Hollywood producers and directors of feature films will now be able to review 4K images, color grade at 4K in real time and generate 4K digital cinema packages for final quality control, all from a single 4K projector in a home-like setting.

Barco Alchemy Projectors Now Supported by AAM’s Screenwriter TMS

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:41 -- Nick Dager

Barco announced today that Arts Alliance Media’s Screenwriter Theater Management System is the first TMS to support Barco’s Alchemy integrated cinema media processor. This feature will be available to all current and future Screenwriter users, allowing them to easily integrate projection systems equipped with the Barco Alchemy technology into their circuits.

Restored Xie Jin Classic Opens Shanghai Film Festival

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:44 -- Nick Dager

The 17th Shanghai International Film Festival opened with the screening of the classic Chinese film Stage Sisters, which has been fully restored in 4K. Directed by the late Chinese director Xie Jin and first released in 1964, the 50-year-old film is now widely regarded as Xie’s masterpiece.

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