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Postproduction

D.I. for Independents

Gone are the days when the Digital Intermediate (D.I.) was a process reserved for Hollywood blockbusters. While Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London and many other major cities offer high-end D.I. facilities with top talent and gear, the independent filmmaker now has more options than ever to finish his or her film with a D.I. that won’t break the bank.

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Technicolor Provides Full 3D Services for Warner Home Video Blu-ray™ 3D Titles

Technicolor announced that it has provided compression, authoring and 3D subtitling services for Warner Home Video’s Blu-ray™ 3D titles, including Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Clash of the Titans, The Polar Express, IMAX®: Deep Sea 3D, IMAX® Under the Sea 3D and IMAX®: Space Station 3D.

Warner Bros.’ major retail offering remains the most Blu-ray 3D discs to be released by any studio this year, with the entire slate of 3D titles having arrived in stores on November 16, 2010, National Blu-ray 3D Day.

“We continue to lead the way in Blu-ray 3D services and remain focused on quality and efficiency,” Said Chuck Parker, president of Technicolor’s Digital Content Delivery division. “We continue to further reduce our production times for Blu-ray 3D by more than 50%, and we are even closer to matching the production times of a typical 2D Blu-ray Disc.”

Technicolor provides full turn-key Blu-ray 3D services utilizing its first-to-market, high-quality MVC compression tool, 3D authoring and programming with BD-JIVE and its advanced depth analysis tool for 3D subtitles and graphics.  All tools were developed in house leveraging Technicolor’s Research and Innovation resources. Technicolor’s 3D design services have also provided cutting edge on-screen 3D graphics for broadcast and Blu-ray Disc titles.

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New Workflows in Hi-Def and Hi-Res

PostCol_LocalHeroAlexaEvent-5The business and technology of postproduction are constantly evolving. Every time a new video standard is created, a new distribution platform emerges, or a manufacturer creates new technology or a piece of gear, post houses have to respond. Nowhere has this been clearer than in the advent of numerous high-definition and higher-resolution cameras.

Today’s post house not only needs the right tape decks to play back and record the output of these cameras, but it also needs a path to move the footage between offline editing, graphics, visual effects, color correction, finishing and output. In fact, many post houses now differentiate themselves for the special attention they give while creating efficient, speedy and cost-effective pipelines.

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Music 2 Hues announces new THEMATIC ELEMENTS royalty free music series.

Music 2 Hues, a supplier of Production Music & Sound Effects to the, Film, Video, Animation, & Multimedia Industries has just released a new line of production music.

The new Thematic Elements Series offers the most popular "similar styled" titles from our Flagship library in one pre-packaged DVD-ROM with all files in both Mp3 and WAV file format for easy drag-n-drop into your non-linear program of choice.

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Finding Remedies for Docs

Whether you’re shooting lions attacking prey on the savannah or simply putting together footage from a dozen different sources, capturing documentary footage can be an arduous job. And documentarians know that post is where they can deal with all their production issues to create the best results. P3 Update spoke to three post houses about how they add their “secret sauce” to aid documentary films.

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