One of the areas we are experts in is digital workflow. We do a lot of off the cuff consultancy on a project to project basis, often when beleaguered and bewildered editors, directors and DOPs come to us for help – they have footage in several different codecs or are struggling to get the final edit converted correctly for the grade – so talk to us in first instance and hopefully a lot of unnecessary stress can be alleviated!
Working with a digital workflow can be a scary prospect. There’s no physical tapes or film to refer back to if things go awry, so you’ve go to be sure that you get it right first time. It should, in theory, be an easier, more fluid process, but it can be fraught with dangers. Mistakes or inconsistencies can mean a lot of frustrating time spent working them out further down the line. With no industry standard procedure you have to make your own rules and ensure you stick to them. That requires a certain amount of forethought and technical know how in understanding the project and the desired end product. Of course when you are working flat out on a creative project to tight deadlines, this might be something that’s not always in the forefront of your mind – maybe you’re not even sure whose responsibility is anyway!
Luckily for you The Post Factory has vastly experienced DIT and Workflow specialists to help ensure that your project runs smoothly from the shoot all the way to the deliverables on a clear single path workflow. So that you know what is where when you need it and all your media is in the right file format for what you want to do with it – be that edit it, grade it or display it.
RED camera specialist – we where one of the first companies in the UK to embrace RED technology when it hit the market in 2006/7, subsequently we’ve remained the outfit with the largest RED hire facility in London. With 3 RED Rocket suites to transcode and convert the raw files we can offer total RED support. Our experts know the technology inside out and will be able to guide you through the whole workflow process from script to screen.