Digital Cinema Designer | Colorist

Archiving Film

As Digital Cinema Designer /  Editor and recently turned colorist, I have been observing industry from year 2000 from my first film as an Asst Editor for Tamil film Gummalam, the evolution of Film from Negative to Digital Editing to Digital Color Correction to Digital Exhibition to Digital Acquisition in the right order. Those days when films are telecined for digital video editing and back to Cut List for splicing negative to scanning to Digital Grading, Films are always back to…

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LTO ARCHIVE

The below article is reproduced in this blog for my readers. I don’t have any copyright for this post and for wider reach reproduced this article. Thanks Creativecow.net & Bob Zelin for this wonderful article. Original article link https://library.creativecow.net/zelin_bob/LTO-LTFS-Archiving/1 Bob Zelin Orlando Florida USA©2015 CreativeCOW.net. All rights reserved. Now that videotape and audio tape are going away, the media storage system being used by most audio and video professional is disk drives. Unfortunately, as most of us know, spinning disk drives…

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Subtitles from Editorial to Digital Prints, TV & Mobile/Online platforms

I worked on many indian projects for converting subtitles (many think they can do it themselves without any professional help) to Digital Prints (ASC file format) & SRT (TV) & Online / Mobile (SBV and many more) using combination of many subtitle Conversion softwares & Editing Systems. I ask editors/subtitle creator to do the spotting of subtitles in their beloved NLE (Non-Linear Editing Softwares namely AVID or FCP, Now Premiere is choice of many for their robust many file formats ingesting and…

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Stayzilla | Commercial | Colorist

Recently worked as colorist for  APP commercial titled “Make Room For Something New | Open Up With Styazilla” for a home stay brand  STAYZILLA which is making rage in Youtube crossing 2.15 Million views in 3 weeks of its launch. First time used DNG Still Frames in Davinci Resolve 12 to grade this project and its a great experience in working with renowned director of this project who is the diretctor of tamil cult film “ARANYA KANDAM”. Thanks Kumararja Thiagaraja &…

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BACKUP VS ARCHIVE – WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

Via (lto.org) Some words have a variety of meanings, and we can sometimes get confused with their purpose and usage. For instance, what is the difference between continually and continuously? They are often used interchangeably but there are key variances. According to Dictionary.com continually means “very often; at regular or frequent intervals,” and continuously means “unceasingly; constantly; without interruption.” For example: the executive continually reads the stock reports at noon each day versus the executive reads the stock reports continuously, all day long…

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Why we need Invisible Watermarking in Post Production

Via Kodak Website, Illicit copying of movies has long been a concern of the motion picture industry, and technology developments over the last few decades are making piracy an even bigger threat. According to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), movie piracy costs the studios over $3 billion dollars in lost revenue each year. Fortunately, Kodak researchers have been working on a way to help combat piracy through the use of invisible watermarking. Although there are many ways for…

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Why Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will replace GoPro in Feature Films

Advantages of GoPro cameras are its size and image reproduction at that price which made film makers across the world to use it in framing shots in feature films which is not possible with any other camera. Still DOPs across the world in-spite of GoPro Hero3 4K image reproduction with better imaging & low light performance are not happy till date, but use it modestly for shots which are impossible with current cameras including Film Cameras and Digital Cinema Cameras…

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Last week Arri announced for their Pre-Nab 2013, product line which replaces their existing Alexa SxS Card slot with Arri XT Module which will capture ARRIRAW in 512GB XR Capture drive which is an SSD technology storage drives. Here are the official announcement and details about the new Camera Technology implementation with an easy upgrade path to his current Alexa Camera models. ALEXA XT Overview The new ALEXA camera range With the ALEXA XT cameras (Xtended Technology) ARRI is refreshing…

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