Traditional workflows are making way for transformative digital workflows that enable greater efficiency, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. This is very true of digital cinema. Now, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is offering a virtual course entitled Understanding the Digital Cinema Package for members and non-members. With this course, professionals working in media production, distribution, or mastering can learn how to leverage the SMPTE Digital Cinema Package to enable innovation, automation, and cost savings.
Cardiff-based film and video post-production house Gorilla has chosen an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system for a new 4K high dynamic range mastering suite at its recently expanded GloWorks facility. Supplied by MTI Film distribution partner Big Pic Media, the Cortex forms part of Gorilla's investment in new 4K HDR technology.
In the last twelve months Cinelab London has worked on a wide range of major motion pictures and TV series, including No Time to Die, Wonder Woman 1984 and Small Axe; commercials for brands like Sainsbury's, Nike, and Burberry; and music videos for global stars like Beyonce, Coldplay, and Dua Lipa. Pixitmedia, a software-defined storage and data management company, enabled the facility to streamline its storage and media management for expansion in delivering rapid turnaround.
MTI Film in Hollywood is expanding its Remote Data Center, boosting capacity and adding new, cloud-based services, as editing teams increasingly embrace remote work, not merely as a stopgap measure during the pandemic, but as the new and more efficient paradigm for post-production. MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff says that editors who began working remotely out of necessity are now doing so by choice. “Editors like the practical benefits of being able to work from home or other remote sites,” he said. “The pandemic was the catalyst, but remote work is quickly becoming the preferred choice for editing because it improves productivity and flexibility, and it enhances lifestyles. Based on the experience thus far, we believe the future will be a hybrid of remote and on-premises operations supported by universal connectivity.”
The Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television call for submissions for its film preservation grants for the 2020 cycle is still open but time is running out. The extended deadline is May 1.
MovieLabs has appointed Spencer Stephens senior vice president, production technology and security.
MetaMedia today announced the promotion of Frank Bryant to chief operating officer. Reporting directly to MetaMedia CE Jason Brenek, Bryant will help focus the organization on the execution of operational and strategic plans and oversee functions related to the acquisition and delivery of content from studios and other suppliers, deployment and logistics, project management, marketing, legal and corporate strategy.
Creative Solutions has announced that Teradek has partnered with Frame.io to support Frame.io C2C (camera to cloud), a cloud-based workflow that bridges on-set camera capture with post-production NLE systems. This process is poised to forever transform the way in which production and editorial interact.
Assimilate today announced DIT Pack, a new product bundle that includes Assimilate’s advanced Scratch dailies software and Live Looks for live grading single and multi-cam set-ups. The DIT Pack is ideal for modern production workflows that require extensive previz on-set to increase creative control, and to streamline post workflows after the shoot.
In collaboration with the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is bringing the media industry's first human- and machine-readable Language Metadata Table into its public review process, an early step toward SMPTE standardization. Published as a SMPTE Public Committee Draft, the vetted and approved list of language codes will be readily available for public comment, implementation, and validation.