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Red Studios Installs Maxx Digital Evo 6G Media Server

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

HGST, a Western Digital company, and Maxx Digital have announced that Red Studios Hollywood has deployed the Maxx Digital Evo 6G 16-bay rack mount media server. The server is powered by 4TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 enterprise-class hard disk drives and configured with ATTO Raid controller to support capacity, bandwidth and performance needs for streaming and “screening” next-generation 4K, 5K and 6K high-resolution files.

Aframe Cloud Platform Speeds In the Flesh Workflow

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 12:56 -- Nick Dager

Aframe’s cloud video production platform helped Timeline TV in Media City to expedite production for the second series of BBC Three’s zombie drama In the Flesh, the company announced. By streamlining the Avid-centric workflow and eliminating a time-consuming transcoding step, Aframe helped Timeline TV make rushes ready for the edit, and make viewing copies available to clients and executives in less than five hours, instead of the usual 35 hours.

Rising to the Challenges of All is Lost

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:16 -- Nick Dager

Frank DeMarco’s most recent assignment, All is Lost, was an opportunity for the cinematographer to re-team with director J.C. Chandor and to work with a legendary actor, Robert Redford. DeMarco and Chandor had success with their previous project, Margin Call, which scored at the box office and earned Chandor an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay. Like Margin Call, All is Lost was reportedly made for less than $10 million.

Qube Cinema Supports Cinecolor's Transition to Digital Cinema

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:35 -- Nick Dager

Qube Cinema has sold its digital cinema servers and DCP mastering software to Cinecolor post-production facilities in five Latin American countries. Each of the Cinecolor post houses – in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia – now has a Qube XP-D server in its screening room for QC of its DCPs. Cinecolor Argentina and Columbia also use QubeMaster Pro for mastering DCPs. The DCP mastering and QC equipment enable Cinecolor to meet the growing demand for digital cinema post-production services in Latin America.

BTV Post Completes How Cities Work in 3D and 2D

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 14:12 -- Nick Dager

Filmed in 3D, How Cities Work visits London, New York, Barcelona, Las Vegas, Berlin, San Francisco and many other iconic cities following the amazing technological achievements, planning and engineering feats that make life in these great cities possible and pleasurable for the masses. BTV Post handled all the post-production for the TV series How Cities Work, which was commissioned by Discovery. BTV Post worked closely with Electric Sky Productions to ensure How Cities Work retained its 3D visuals and in-depth footage.

Mistika Helps Antonio Banderas's Kandor Graphics make first 3D Feature

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 13:30 -- Nick Dager

Justin and the Knights of Valour tells the story of a young boy who becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight. Directed and written by Kandor Graphics' chief creative officer, Manuel Sicilia, the animated adventure fantasy film boasts a famous cast of European voices including Freddie Highmore, Charles Dance, Rupert Everett, Barry Humphries, David Walliams, Julie Walters and Saoirse Ronan. Antonio Banderas, who is a Kandor Graphics partner, is also the voice of character Sir Clorex, as well as producer of the film along with Marcelino Almansa, Kerry Fulton and Ralph Kamp.

Light Iron Manages Ender’s Game Workflow, Releases In-Depth Case Study Video

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 16:27 -- Nick Dager

Light Iron provided on-set color, color workflow, and final color for the weekend box office hit Ender’s Game. The company has released an in-depth video on its Ender’s Game workflow, highlighting the collaboration and innovation that fueled this multiyear project.

Zephyr Benson Overcomes Many Obstacles in Feature Debut

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 15:57 -- Nick Dager

The movie’s budget was ultra-low, the shooting schedule just 21 days, and the studio mostly the mean streets and cramped tenements of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Add a first-time director/screenwriter who is also portraying the film’s main character, and it was clear that making Straight Outta Tompkins presented multiple challenges.

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