Santiago-based Valvula Films has selected SAM’s Quantel Rio 4K finishing system, to set it apart from the competition in Chile. The system provides strong all-round 4K edit, color and finishing services to Valvula Films as they take the lead in documentary and feature film post production in the region. Since its launch in 2010, Valvula has worked on several high-profile films including ‘The Club,’ which was directed by Chile’s Pablo Larrain (who’s garnering attention for the 2016 Natalie Portman film ‘Jackie’) and shot in 4K using a RED camera.
Established 25 years ago, Ace Image Factory is one of Belgium’s longest established and leading film post production houses. Located just minutes from Brussels international airport in Zaventem, Ace shares an elegant, 100 year old converted tannery with Eyeworks, one of the country’s foremost production companies.
The MediaPro group of companies based in Barcelona, Spain is a major player in the communications industry offering a range of technical and creative services to the television, audio visual and cinema sectors. Key offerings include production & post production facilities, satellite broadcasting services, audiovisual technical support, marketing & communications, consultancy and rights management.
Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water, opened early in 2015, and grossed a phenomenal amount of $310 million worldwide. The movie, a sequel to 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, is a mix of animation and live action, a first for Stereo D, the movie industry’s leading producer of 3D for feature films.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ was the first major event to be given extensive 4K coverage thanks to Sony’s partnership with FIFA, which promised to deliver “a whole new viewing dimension and…the dawning of a new era in the broadcasting of sport.” Reaction from everyone who has seen the results seems unanimous – 4K is brilliant for sports coverage and the World Cup viewed in 4K was indeed a whole new experience.
Having knocked several rooms together, the space they’ve created is imposing, to say the least, rivalling anything on offer in Soho.
The centerpiece of the suite is SAM’s Quantel Rio Version 3, with the Neo control panel running on the latest 2016 hardware. Company director Phil Bedwell is chuffed with their new acquisition: “I believe we’re the first in the world to install this generation of hardware. It’s fresh off the R&D production line and we’re very pleased with the performance.”