Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Framestore shuts DI department

About four years ago everyone was banging on about how Digital Intermediate work was so important - at the time we were building Midnight Transfer's (now defunct) DI dept. I suppose the most significant investment in your DI department is the scanner or the 4k telecine and with more films being shot on Red/D20/Dalsa etc there is little need for high-quality film scanning. By comparisson a Film Light grading rig is quite cheap and presumably if that's where all the work is going you can't fund the TCO of a Spirit 4K on the margins of the grading room.

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