In the wake of the pandemic, UFO Moviez India and Qube Cinema Technologies, have announced, subject to necessary approvals, their intention to forge a strategic alliance, proposing two 50:50 joint ventures aimed at bolstering the cinema industry recovery. One joint venture will be focused on the commercial monetization and marketing of the combined cinema advertising inventory, on behalf of UFO and Qube in India, and the other to oversee feature film mastering, localization, and content delivery within India and Nepal.
Digital Cinema United, a leading technical content services company specializing in feature and trailer digital cinema package mastering and delivery services, has announced the addition of more than 100 new exhibitors to the company’s DCU Connect electronic delivery network across the Americas.
The Liquid Media Group subsidiary, Digital Cinema United, says it has established a presence in approximately 30 percent of U.S. movie theatres.
Unique X is partnering with the Spanish post-production and digital effects company Antaviana, for commercial representation for distribution, hard drive fulfilment, remediation, local support, and exhibitor engagement to further grow the Movie Transit network.
Liquid Media has signed a letter of intent to acquire Digital Cinema United. “With the acquisition of DCU, Liquid inherits DCU’s longstanding position as a company of choice for the entertainment and media industry,” says Liquid Media CEO Ron Thomson. “The services DCU provides are essential to film and TV producers and distributors, engage with clients across every aspect of the supply chain, supercharge our solution engine and further our reach.
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.
Pace Pictures provided complete post-production services for Tremors: Shrieker Island, the latest installment in the cult horror franchise about giant, worm-like creatures that prey on humans.
Last month, three companies, MetaMedia Entertainment, Velocity Managed Services and Burbank post facility Pixelogic Media, formed a partnership to improve how digital cinema packages, key delivery messages and cinema advertising are produced and distributed over managed internet connections directly to exhibitors’ screens and dynamic digital lobby displays.
MetaMedia, Velocity and Pixelogic have formed MVP, a partnership between the three companies to deliver streamlined workflows and reduced cost in relation to the creation and delivery of content direct to theatres around the world. Harnessing the combined capabilities of each partner, MVP aims to improve how digital cinema packages, key delivery messages and cinema advertising are produced and distributed over managed internet connections directly to exhibitors’ screens and dynamic digital lobby displays.
MTI Film, maker of the Cortex family of set-to-screen workflow software, has just been awarded U.S. Patent 10,349,097 for its Graphical Editing Solution for High Dynamic Range Metadata. The software tool provides a simple way to ensure that HDR metadata is properly aligned with associated HDR video. It saves time and eliminates errors in preparing feature film and television content for delivery in formats including Dolby Vision HDR.