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InSound

Pyramix In National Centre
For Performing Arts
I

t might be called the National Centre
This further emphasises
for the Performing Arts (NCPA) the wisdom of choosing a
but the Beijing facility is all about the Merging solution which is
international exchange of culture.
ideally suited to any of the
Not surprisingly, this is a showcase more immersive workflows
for Chinese talent in opera, music, that are becoming ever
dance and ballet, theatre and Chinese more popular. In addition
traditional opera, but as important to Pyramix 11 MassCore, the
are the international festivals and the installation features two
visiting performers.
Merging Horus networked
A centre of this importance needs audio converters. One of
to have superlative facilities in every these is equipped with 48
area and recording and broadcast are channels of Mic/Line inputs
no exception. In company with the vast using the AKD8DP premium
majority of world-renowned concert A/D converters and the
halls and opera houses, the NCPA other has 48 channels of
has installed a Merging Technologies D/A using the DA8P card.
solution.
Pyramix and its DSD
workflow is essential for
recording and archiving
unique performances, but
the NCPA has determined
that having the ability to
record and post-produce in
5.1 is also vitally important. NCPA has superlative facilities

monitoring solutions and a good
selection of outboard gear for analogue
processing.
The NCPA building is truly spectacular
and in a beautiful setting, but the real
jewels are the exceptional spaces
inside for performance,
rehearsal,
and
recreation.
Weishen Xu, President
of Merging Asia said:
"It is a real honour to
be contributing to the
success of this iconic
building. Merging has
established a great
reputation in China
and we are proud to
be involved with many
of the top cultural,
broadcast and recording
facilities throughout the
country."
DSD256 in Surround in China's leading arts centre
Merging Technologies'
Dreamula, Merging's local reseller President, Claude Cellier added: "It
and integrator, also supplied their gives us enormous satisfaction to be
custom connector panels to ensure part of so many of these extraordinary
that the installation is clean, efficient arts centres. Our success is easier
and reliable. The main audio console to fathom in Europe where we are
in this part of the complex is a Solid located, but to be participating to
State Logic Duality with 48 analogue this extent throughout Asia is really
channels. There are a variety of something special."

A Summer Anthem Resolved
Colourist with London-based post house Creep, Kenny Gibb reveals more
about his work on Craig David's latest music video...

F

or most audiences in the UK, Love
Island has become the show that
kickstarts the summer. For summer
anthem master Craig David, it was a
logical collaboration and the perfect
backdrop for his new single, When You
Know What Love is.
Produced by Mike Heath, DP David
Wright in collaboration with assistant
director Aracely Navarro lensed the
music video. The team then turned to
Creep (www.imacreep.co.uk) colourist
Kenny Gibb to deliver the final DI in
DaVinci Resolve with a Resolve Mini
Panel.
Stills from Craig David's music video for When You Know What Love Is
When it came to the grade, the main
objective was to ensure we perfectly
grades, but for this project, I wanted
captured the vibrancy of the Spanish
more control. Instead, I created
summer. "I wanted to avoid over
a compound node that I could
grading the image in favour of subtle
employ as an initial starting
enhancements," begins Gibb,
point in Resolve. This informed
revealing the team abstained
the rich contrast, and warm
from using look up tables
colour temperature, as well as the
throughout the colour pipeline.
dreamlike aesthetic of the final grade."
"LUTs are a great way to
Gibb next carried out a secondary
bring a commonality to your DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
grading pass, making creative

adjustments and adding softness using
Resolve's beauty refinement tools.
"Luckily, the cut ratio in this promo
was pretty low. And the 3.2K ProRes
rushes from DIT Nico Reira
were nice and consistent. Any
colourist will tell you these are
the ingredients for a good day at
the desk. I had plenty of time to
refine the look before delivering
in ProRes 4444 at both 720p and
1080p HD resolution for YouTube,
and 3.2k resolution for broadcast," he
says.
"I began to introduce softness in
to the promo's colourful texture by
addressing the mid-tone details,
focusing specifically on skin tone. I then
used plugins and OFX, including Soften
& Sharpen to enhance this further,
without needing to waste time isolating
and tracking every body part using
Resolve power windows."
Ultimately, the results speak for
themselves. "Craig actually sent me a
personal note of thanks for the grade,
and he loved the skin tones," Gibb
reveals. "Positive comments from the
artist, now that's a great day."
Click on the image to watch the music
video to When You Know What Love Is
on YouTube.


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