Color Grading

Cognition Installs Six Mistika Systems

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:12 -- Nick Dager

Cognition, the recently launched hybrid post-production facility, has purchased six Mistika systems from SGO. The package includes two top-end 4K color grading and mastering systems, two assist workstations and two laptop systems for on-set and near-set use. The company has also acquired an SGO high-speed SAN. The installation is part of a multi-million dollar facility expansion that will include a pair of DCI grading theaters, expanded visual effects resources and creative production workspace.

Modern VideoFilm Completes Western Thriller Broken Horses

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 13:22 -- Nick Dager

In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post-production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.

Autodesk Announces Support for ACES 1.0

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 18:33 -- Nick Dager

Autodesk has announced that Flame Premium creative finishing software, Maya 3D animation software, Shotgun and RV, will support ACES 1.0, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' color management and interchange standards. Simultaneously, Autodesk unveiled plans to make its SynColor color management engine available as a reference implementation for future ACES adopters through a royalty-free, permissive license.

Codex Announces Codex Review Live for Set-to-Post Color Management

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:09 -- Nick Dager

Codex has announced Codex Review Live, a new color management and look-creation system enabling set-to-post color confidence for feature and high-end episodic TV productions. Codex will demonstrate Codex Review Live during the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas April 13-16, at its new and larger booth at the front of Central Hall – located at #C1817 – as it continues to focus on more than simply recording for motion pictures and broadcast production.

David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies Nominated for BAFTA

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:08 -- Nick Dager

The spellbinding visual account of how flying animals evolved into the familiar species we see today, became a reality in the stunning documentary series David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies. Attenborough said of the project, “The story of evolutionary flight is one I’ve always wanted to tell. It’s our most ambitious yet.”

Technicolor PostWorks Finishes Boardwalk Empire on a High Note

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:18 -- Nick Dager

Post-production finishing for the fifth and final season of Boardwalk Empire was completed last fall at Technicolor PostWorks New York. The HBO series, set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era, was one of the most acclaimed television dramas of the past decade, earning a total of 18 Emmy Awards over the course of its run, among many other accolades.

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