Hungary’s Focus-Fox Debuts New Grading Theatre with Baselight FOUR

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Cinemix facility offers unique combination of colour grading and sound mixing.

Last Updated: May 6, 2010 6:47 pm GMT
(London--May 6, 2010) FilmLight today announces that Focus-Fox Studio, Budapest, the largest provider of post production services in Hungary, has installed a Baselight FOUR colour grading system in its newly-opened Cinemix digital intermediate grading and sound mixing theatre.



The company plans to use its new resource primarily for feature film projects and is targeting both filmmakers based in Eastern Europe and those in London and Hollywood.

Focus-Fox selected Baselight through a competitive review process involving four colour grading solutions. “We concluded that Baselight was the best system for our needs,” says Focus-Fox Technical Director Csaba Gazsy. “We found that it delivered the best image quality and speed. We also have a lot of confidence in the quality of the technology and the support provided by FilmLight.”

The Cinemix theatre is unusual both for its large size and combination of DI grading and sound mixing. Designed by Toronto-based Pilchner & Schoustal Design Centre, the theatre measures 42-feet by 50-feet and features a Stewart screen measuring 30-feet by 12-feet as well as a Christie 2K digital projector. Baselight FOUR is complemented by a Baselight ONE assist. For sound mixing, the theatre features dual Digidesign Icon mixing consoles and complies with Dolby and THX standards.

“In keeping with our tradition as a market leader, we wanted to build something extraordinary,” notes Managing Director Gabor Ferenczy. “Cinemix is a grading studio with excellent sound and a sound studio with the best available picture quality via Baselight.”

The launch of the Cinemix theatre is part of Focus-Fox’ commitment to provide a full service solution for feature films. The company also offers 2K and 4K film scanning, off-line and on-line editorial, visual effects, CG services and film recording. Additionally, it operates Kodak’s local Kodak Cinelabs Hungary film laboratory site, housed in its facility.

The quality and breadth of its resources, combined with generous tax incentives offered by the Hungarian government for film production, has convinced Focus-Fox that it can also serve high end film projects. “We have everything needed for modern film production and a lot of experience in serving the international film market,” says Gazsy. “We are very proud of our new theatre with Baselight—it is technically perfect and beautifully designed.” Focus-Fox expects to begin its first DI project with Baselight later this month.

About Focus-Fox Studio
Focus-Fox Studio was established in 1994 and for many years it was the only advanced digital studio in Hungary. In accordance with the global evolution of picture post production, we’ve been using the most up-to-date equipment for video and film post. In 2001, we signed a contract with Kodak Ltd to run Kodak Cinelabs Hungary in our headquarters building. This way we can offer every element needed for modern post production: film, audio, video with our English-speaking, experienced team. For more information visit http://www.focusfox.hu.

About FilmLight
FilmLight is a manufacturer of film scanning, colour grading and colour management systems that are helping to transform film and video post production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance. The company’s products are in use every day by leading post production facilities around the globe as essential components in their digital intermediate, commercials and video production pipelines. Fuelled by some of the industry’s brightest minds, FilmLight is committed to delivering innovative tools that allow creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Founded in 2001, FilmLight is headquartered in London, where its research, design and manufacturing operations are centred. Sales and support are conducted through regional service centres located in London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore, and through qualified partners worldwide. For more information visit http://www.filmlight.ltd.uk

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