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Grading Over the Frozen Wastes with Baselight for Nissan Snowman Ad June 22nd 2017 - 01:50 PM

Post-production is increasingly a collaborative process, with project files shared among different departments to be worked on simultaneously. This is primarily within the same networked building or possibly between adjacent premises, but the posting of the current Nissan Rogue commercial has taken the concept further - literally - with the exchange of colour grading files over a distance of 3400km in Canada.

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Sean Bean as Father Michael in Broken.

​LA Productions Explains The Post Work Behind BBC Drama Broken June 20th 2017 - 01:00 PM

Broken is a six-part TV drama series, created by screenwriter Jimmy McGovern that first broadcast on BBC One. In this special interview, Patrick Hall, Head of Post at Liverpool producer LA Productions explains the main post workflow.

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Ian Grech at the controls of DaVinci with the new Micro panel.

DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel: A Review May 31st 2017 - 09:03 AM

Blackmagic have been on a bit of a roll lately with the announcement of a public beta for DaVinci Resolve 14 and two new small colour grading control panels. I incorporated the Micro panel aimed at indie professionals into my own workflow to see what all the excitement was about. First things first – as soon as I took my new Micro Panel out of its box, my initial thought was: wow, this thing is bullet proof. Of course, I was hoping as much. As a professional freelancer by trade, I’ve used Blackmagic Design’s large Advanced Panel to colour grade at several client facilities in the past, so when they came out with two new smaller, far cheaper panels earlier this year – the Mini Panel and the Micro Panel – I was excited about what I could expect in terms of Blackmagic build quality. I was also excited by the fact that unlike the larger Mini and the Advanced panel, the new Micro panel seemed to be quite obviously aimed at someone exactly like me. When it was first announced, Blackmagic emphasized the fact that it was portable, and on their website even mentioned how easy it would be to fit next to a keyboard for simultaneous editing and color grading work. My only question was, how did that translate into a real-life professional pipeline? I decided to use the Micro on freelance projects over the course of several weeks to find out.

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Maxine Gervais grading at Technicolor Hollywood

Technicolor Hollywood ups HDR capability with Baselight X May 19th 2017 - 10:00 AM

Post-production facilities group Technicolor has installed a new FilmLight colour grading system at its premises in Hollywood. The Baselight X workstation is being used for both feature film and television drama projects in Ultra High Definition (UHD), with additional capability to service the growing demand for HDR.

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The LUM-310R is a 4K HDR reference monitor with a 31-inch wide Super-IPS 4K (4096 × 2160) LCD display and a local-dimming backlight array.

TVLogic Debuts Reference 4K, OLED and HDR Monitors for Broadcast May 18th 2017 - 12:05 PM

TVLogic, a supplier of LCD and OLED High-Definition (HD) displays, has introduced a series of new 4K HDR and OLED reference monitors that address the growing demands of industry pros working with such new formats in broadcast, production, and post-production applications.

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Lightworks V14.0.0 editing software.

Video Conservation: Preserve the Superwhites May 17th 2017 - 11:00 AM

Today’s cameras can provide more dynamic range than ever before and video editors need to be sure their equipment protects that quality. In this Lightworks 14 tutorial, Steve Mullen shows editors how key production tools can monitor the dynamic range of captured video throughout the process.

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