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Elysium Workflow Centres On
ACES At Digital Film Central
T

he post facility for Neill
Blomkamp’s new movie Elysium,
Digital Film Central (Central)
constructed a unique 3.3k colour
and conform workflow that tightly
integrated grading with both
editorial and VFX in a pipeline that
used the Academy Colour Encoding
System (ACES).
The effects-heavy movie contrasts
two distinct ‘worlds’ – a ruined
earth and a pristine space station
called Elysium.
Director Blomkamp worked
closely with Central’s lead colourist
Andrea Chlebak on the look, as well
as the finishing process.
“The aesthetic for Elysium was
incredibly important to me,” said
Blomkamp. “A lot of Andrea’s
instincts were in line with mine and
that just makes for a very seamless,
smooth process.”

editorial, VFX,
and DI teams
to stay in-sync.
The use of
ACES meant
that all the VFX
pre-grading
could be done in
the same colour
space as the
visual effects
and finish, while
maintaining
Digital Film Central’s Lead Colourist Andrea Chlebak with
a
linearthe Baselight TWO
light workflow.
Most of the film was shot
In the final grade, Chlebak used
anamorphic on the RED Epic in
Baselight to create a nuanced colour
3.3k resolution. The RED HDRx
palette between Earth and Elysium.
high dynamic range feature was
Chlebak said: “Using ACES kept
used throughout.
all aspects of the production rolling
The metadata support in Baselight
at the same time, allowing us all to
was integrated with Central’s
really push the process and get a
really terrific, seamless result.”
tracking database, allowing

Wohler Ships DVM Multiscreen Monitoring Trio

CBC Chooses
Vizrt Graphics
GER: CBC Cologne Broadcasting
Center has elected to switch its
existing live graphics systems to Vizrt.
The transition includes new Viz Trio
live 3D graphics systems Viz Content
Pilot template-based graphics
system and Viz Virtual Studio systems
for live, immersive 3D virtual sets.
The new Vizrt graphics
technology will be used at CBC’s
broadcast and production centre.
The centre features several
live studios and extensive postproduction facilities, in Cologne,
Germany, with additional locations
in Berlin and Munich.

TMD LTFS For
NAA Project
GBR: TMD is to add LTFS capability
to an ongoing project for the
National Archives of Australia (NAA).
It is one of the first applications
of TMD’s Mediaflex Archive LTFS
file system in a major AV asset
management implementation.
The system TMD is implementing
uses LTO-6 as its archive tape
format. Using LTFS, TMD say NAA
will ensure the security of the data
archive for many decades.

6

W

ohler Technologies has
extended its DVM family of
multiscreen broadcast-quality
MPEG video monitors.
The universal MPEG digital
broadcast confidence monitor
line adds three new screen
configurations: four 4.3-inch
screens, two 7-inch screens, or
two 9-inch screens.
Capable of decoding and
displaying MPEG-2 and MPEG4, DVB-ASI, and IPTV multicast
transport streams, as well as
3G/HD/SD-SDI/HDMI video, the
DVM family puts complex signal
monitoring into a single unit
that gives broadcast operators
convenient, cost-effective access
to critical quality of service (QoS)

Wohler’s DVM-3270 – complex signal
monitoring in one unit

and quality of experience (QoE)
information at a glance or split
across multiple screens.
“The DVM family offers a unique
set of video and embedded audio
decoding capabilities, plus MPEG
PID tables, that facilitate complete
transport stream confidence
monitoring in places it previously
has been impractical or very costly
to perform,” said Carl J Dempsey,
President and CEO of Wohler.
“Because a single DVM unit
handles both compressed and

uncompressed inputs, it can
replace multiple monitors, analysers,
and computers.
“As a result, the broadcaster can
monitor signals with one unit rather
than multiple boxes, reducing both
costs and rack-space requirements.”
The broadcast-quality video
monitors decode and display
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 signals
via BNC or Ethernet inputs while
giving users the ability to browse
the PAT, PMT, and PID data for each
selected stream.
In addition to MPEG ASI and
dual-input 3G/HD/SD-SDI with
loop-through, the DVM monitors
also accommodate HDMI video
and audio with level meters,
GPI, and tally.

ABonAir Adds
Panasonic CCU
ISR: ABonAir has added Panasonic
camera control unit (CCU) support
to its wireless video link product line.
Complementing its support of Sony
CCU, ABonAir wireless video link
systems now support Panasonic CCU.
This enables configuration
of a pro video camera from a
central point, sending control
signals to and from the camera.
This enables multiple cameras
to be monitored and synchronised
for colour balance, picture intensity,
saturation or iris control from the
control room.


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Contents
InNews: Prime Focus Selects Avid Workflow
InNews: Elysium Workflow Centres on Aces
InReply: IO Gates Platform ‘keeps It Simple’
InTech: When Does Clean Switching Matter?
InGear: IBC Debut for Gepco’s Hybrid Fibre Cables
InFile: BFI Adopts Filecatalyst Transfer Workflow
InAudio: TSL Products’ Madi Capable Solutions
In Broadcast - September 2013 - Intro
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - Cover2
In Broadcast - September 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - September 2013 - InNews: Prime Focus Selects Avid Workflow
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - InNews: Elysium Workflow Centres on Aces
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - InTech: When Does Clean Switching Matter?
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In Broadcast - September 2013 - InGear: IBC Debut for Gepco’s Hybrid Fibre Cables
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