The American Society of Cinematographers has completed its Standard Evaluation Material II project. The short film is an initiative by the organization to provide standardized viewing material designed to aid in the development and calibration of technology impacting the modern imaging chain. StEM2 test packages will be available in early 2022 to download for free in all common theatrical and home TV formats.
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Southern California-based Arcadian is a specialist in creating and managing workflows to produce streaming content. It offers expertise in transcoding and interoperable media format packaging, ensuring that content is ready for delivery to consumers according to the specific protocols, formats and packaging requirements of individual streaming services. The workhorse tool the company uses to accomplish that task is Cortex from MTI Film.
Red Digital Cinema unveiled the new V-Raptor 8K VV camera today, launching its first entrant into the next generation DSMC3 platform. The company says the camera is Red’s most powerful to date. It features the highest dynamic range, fastest cinema-quality sensor scan time, cleanest shadows, and highest frame rates of any camera in its lineup. It is designed to provide unmatched performance for a variety of shooting scenarios.
Big Pic Media has delivered 4K high dynamic range monitoring, display calibration and mastering systems to Evolutions, one of Britain's largest independent post-production companies. The project forms part of ongoing investment in new resources. It includes four Sony BVM-HX310 4K HDR master monitors, an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system and a Portrait Display Calman Ultimate display calibration bundle.
Cardiff-based film and video post-production house Gorilla has chosen an MTI Film Cortex Enterprise mastering and validation system for a new 4K high dynamic range mastering suite at its recently expanded GloWorks facility. Supplied by MTI Film distribution partner Big Pic Media, the Cortex forms part of Gorilla's investment in new 4K HDR technology.
Nominated for two Golden Globes, including one for first-time director Regina King, the film One Night in Miami… explores the dialectic that might have ensued between four young, famous Black men in 1964 as they each stood at a personal crossroads within the larger context of the civil rights movement. The film was shot by cinematographer Tami Reiker, ASC.
Catherine Meininger is a color scientist at Portrait Displays in Edmonds, Washington. She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Motion Picture Science. “I’ve always had an interest in audio and video post-production and thought for the longest time that my career was going to be video editing,” she told me in a conversation via email. “However, while attending college, I discovered an industry where I could use my skills in math and science alongside my creative interests, and ended up finding a career that pleased both the left and right sides of my brain. I still practice audio and video editing on the side, but my main passions now lie in color science and psychophysics.” She is also already a longtime member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and is a SMPTE volunteer and two-time presenter at the associations' annual Fall conference.
The comic book Dystopia tells the story of Jessica Hyde, a young girl on the run from the evil Mr. Rabbit, who holds Jessica’s scientist father captive and forces him to create unthinkable biological horrors. Written and illustrated by an anonymous artist, Dystopia has earned legions of fans, some of whom have found far deeper meaning in its pages and believe clues to real-world viruses and pandemics are layered into its artwork. One such group of obsessives, who have only known each other through their online interactions, come together and finally meet in person for Fringe Con, where an unwitting couple has plans to auction the recently discovered original artwork for Utopia, Dystopia’s unpublished and never-before-seen sequel.
Moxion, creator of the Moxion Immediates instant dailies service platform, has announced the integration of Dolby Vision, Dolby’s advanced imaging technology that combines high dynamic range with wide color gamut capabilities. With the ability to monitor in Dolby Vision for remote cuts, color, dailies and VFX review, key creatives are now empowered to make decisions based on the image the director, colorist and cinematographer envisioned.
Dolby Laboratories and China’s Wanying Cinema Line today announced that the two companies have strengthened cooperation to further extend the Dolby Cinema experience to more moviegoers with a plan to add more than ten additional Dolby Cinema locations across China. Wanying Cinema Line is wholly owned by China Resources Land, a leading commercial real estate company in China.