Qube Cinema, Company 3/FutureWorks, more...
Technology company Qube Cinema broke a barrier by delivering a high-bit-rate 4K stereoscopic DCP through two Barco projectors. Presented to a live audience at the Moody Gardens 80′ by 60′ giant screen in Galveston, Tex., the demo used a standard Qube XP-I server paired with Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks installed in two Barco DP4K-32B projectors. According to Qube, this advance in digital cinema technology makes high-bit-rate, stereoscopic 4K projection from a single DCP through a single server a reality for exhibitors.
Post house Company 3, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, has partnered with Mumbai-based post facility FutureWorks to provide feature film and commercial clients in India with the color grading services of Company 3’s artists. This “virtual outpost” allows clients working out of the FutureWorks facility in Mumbai to collaborate with any Company 3 artist based in Company 3’s Santa Monica, New York, Atlanta or London facilities.
Warner Horizon Televisions’ reboot of the nighttime drama “Dallas” is the first production to take advantage of MTI Film’s Remote Control Dailies service to ensure secure, high-quality dailies while shooting on location. Remote Control Dailies offers the same complete feature set that MTI Film’s Control Dailies provides in a facility setting, but configured in a portable unit for use on-set or near-set. The users say the system allows them to reduce costs and operate more efficiently. “We prefer to keep our dailies and finishing at the same facility and it was always our intention to do the Color for the series at MTI,” says Bryan J. Raber, the show’s associate producer.
In Georgia, a growing production center, Atlanta Film Studios Paulding County has entered into an exclusive vendor agreement with Los Angeles based Paskal Lighting to provide lighting, grip and expendables to the recently opened facility. This marks the first announcement of production partners for Atlanta’s newest production complex.
In news from China, national broadcaster CCTV has invested in a Quantel Enterprises sQ system to power its new stereo 3D broadcast channel. The system handles ingest, editing and output of 3D media… Film and video equipment maker Chrosziel signed an exclusive distribution deal in the People’s Republic. Its products will be managed by Shanghai gear manufacturer Transvision Photographic.