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MTI Film Cortex v5.2 Certified to Support Dolby Vision Content Mapping v4

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 10:34 -- Nick Dager

MTI Film’s workflow software Cortex v5.2 has been officially certified to support Dolby Vision Content Mapping v4. Cortex can be used to apply Dolby Vision Content Mapping algorithms (v2 and v4) in preparing Dolby Vision interoperable master format packages, and when importing, exporting or modifying Dolby Vision XML and MXF files.

Addressing Yesterday’s Workflow Challenges

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 14:08 -- Sarah Priestnall

Yesterday, the new British musical comedy directed by Danny Boyle, which was released last month following its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, used as many as twelve cameras for some scenes. This presented some serious workflow challenges. To address them, cinematographer Christopher Ross BSC, who had previously worked with Boyle on the TV series Trust was joined by Mission digital imaging technician Thomas Patrick who had worked with him for the first time on Trust in 2017.

Matthieu Straub Joins FilmLight as Technical Advisor

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

Well-known French digital imaging technician and film workflow specialist, Matthieu Straub, has joined FilmLight. Based in Paris, he will provide technical advice and practical assistance to FilmLight clients in France and Benelux, as well as acting as the company’s voice in local key trade groups and with training partners in the production and post marketplaces.

Films at 59 Installs PixStor 4K Storage Platform

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

Films at 59, one of the UK’s leading post houses, has installed a Pixit Media PixStor scalable storage platform to support its 4K high-end grading and finishing work. Founded in 1990, Films at 59 is an award-winning pre- and post-production house, with sites in Bristol and Cardiff and collaborative working relationships worldwide. Delivering across all genres, the company is renowned for its achievements in high-end broadcast, particularly in factual entertainment and natural history.

Panasonic V-Log Update Earns Netflix Post Alliance Approval

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:06 -- Nick Dager

The latest free firmware upgrade to Panasonic’s AK-UC4000 4K/HD HDR-capable camera system has added V-Log output, incorporating the full power of the colorimetry of the company’s line of VariCam and AU-EVA1 cinema cameras and making the camera useful for post-production workflows. With the inclusion of V-Log, the AK-UC4000 has earned approval of the Netflix Post Alliance for creating Netflix-approved content, joining the VariCam 35, VariCam LT, VariCam PURE and EVA1 on the sanctioned list.

Deluxe Whitepaper Explores Data, the Cloud and Content Flow

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 12:46 -- Nick Dager

Deluxe Entertainment Service Group today published a whitepaper that explores the integral role data plays in powering the cloud and automating the flow of content throughout the digital media supply chain. In order to provide a high-quality, consistent and personalized end-user experience that meets the increasing demands of global consumers, Deluxe has integrated the cloud throughout its operations and discusses how full integration is more important than ever in its whitepaper.

Éclair Launches ÉclairSend Professional File Transfer System

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:30 -- Nick Dager

Éclair today announced the launch of ÉclairSend, its new, pay-as-you-go online large file transfer and transcoding service developed with film and audiovisual industry professionals. The browser-based ÉclairSend platform enables producers, distributors, filmmakers, broadcasters and non-industry professionals anywhere in the world to easily manage their files and assets, convert videos and deliver any type of content, without size restriction.

Setting the Looks for Dailies on Alpha

Mon, 02/25/2019 - 12:54 -- Nick Dager

Christopher Ray, colorist at Picture Shop, joined director Albert Hugues’s epic adventure last year on Alpha, setting the looks on-set with FilmLight Daylight. His collaborative work with Technicolor senior colorist Maxine Gervais relied heavily on creativity and on the Daylight-Baselight Base Linked Grade exchange. Digital Cinema Report recently spoke with Ray about the experience.

PIX Wins Technical Oscar: Our Conversation

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

On Saturday night at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored PIX with a Technical Achievement Award. The award recognized Eric Dachs, founder and CEO; Erik Bielefeldt, director of research and development; Craig Wood, technical director; and Paul McReynolds for the design and development of the industry leading security mechanism for distributing media. Prior to the awards ceremony, Digital Cinema Report spoke exclusively with Bielefeldt and Wood to talk about the company’s continued innovation in the evolving world of content collaboration from film to digital to next-generation data rich requirements.

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