Last July PostWorks New York announced that it had formed a new digital film distribution service, PostWorks Digital Cinema, and hired industry veteran Greg Fornero to lead it. The plan was to work with indie film producers and distributors, international film festivals and independent digital intermediate facilities to provide digital cinema package duplication, drive set rentals and sales, KDM management and broadband content delivery services. To get a progress report on the new service I recently visited the PostWorks’ facility in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood to meet with senior vice president for theatrical services Clark Henderson.
Colorfront has launched Transkoder 2016 on Mac. The new, 4K-capable system harnesses the same advanced feature sets as the company’s PC-based version and broadens the product’s appeal as an HDR mastering solution for boutique post houses and content service facilities.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced that Ymagis Group, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, has used the next generation of SMPTE's Digital PROjection VErifier (DPROVE2) to simplify and accelerate adoption of the SMPTE Digital Cinema Package (SMPTE-DCP).
Rohde & Schwarz has upgraded the Clipster Gen 6 mastering station, with new functionalities to boost DCI and Interoperable Master Format mastering. Moreover, with its added improvements in flexibility, quality and performance, the Clipster will help service providers expand their portfolio. Since its introduction in 2003, the award-winning Clipster has established itself as the complete mastering and deliverable solution for premium content.
QuVis Technologies has released the Ovation II DCP player 2.1, which the company says is the first player capable of supporting 4K playback in a small form factor and at an affordable price. QuVis spokesman Keith Doughty says the Ovation II is expected to ease the challenges faced by independent film festival organizers for playback and screening. It can also provide a platform for independent film producers to efficiently and effectively test their DCPs before showing them on the big screen.
Hocus Focus has been described as one of the industry's most creative and dynamic boutique post houses. Attracting international and local high-profile clientele, it is an inspiring example of how a small organization can punch above its weight, win business and make money. Equipped with the latest SGO Mistika technology and creative expertise, the company offers competitive services and facilities for every stage of the production process delivering stunning results across commercials, film and television drama and documentaries.
Colorfront’s Transkoder automated, standalone system for digital file conversion, has been certified by Dolby Laboratories for the creation of Dolby Atmos Digital Cinema Packages.
Grupo Secuoya, one of Spain's major production companies, has installed a Mistika DI 4K system with DCP creation capabilities from SGO, to enhance their post-production department. Grupo Secuoya provides communication services for production companies, TV channels and many other industries.
The Rohde & Schwarz Clipster now supports AS-11 and can generate Interoperable Master Format packages up to 4K, in addition to the mezzanine format AS-02. The British Digital Production Partnership (DPP) initiative decided to implement AS-11 as the standard delivery format from October 2014. This format is of great interest to the U.S. market too as programs are often produced there for the British market and they need to meet the same delivery format requirements from October.
The QuVIS Wraptor DCP encoder is now available in the current release of Adobe Media Encoder CC. The new integration provides Adobe Creative Cloud members with the ability to easily create digital cinema packages for distribution and archiving.