FotoKem Selects Baselight for New Post Production Facility in Budapest

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Last Updated: September 29, 2010 5:16 pm GMT
(London, UK--September 29, 2010) FilmLight today announced that FotoKem has installed Baselight EIGHT and Baselight HD colour grading systems at its newly-built post production facility in Budapest. The systems will anchor two Digital Intermediate theatres with Baselight Eight used for 2K/4K grading of conventional and stereoscopic films.

Baselight HD will be used for non-linear grading of commercial and television projects. Additionally, FilmLight’s Truelight technology will be used for colour management throughout FotoKem’s new facility.

FotoKem Budapest is located on the 52-acre Raleigh Studios lot and is the result of a strategic alliance between FotoKem, Raleigh Studios and Origo Film Group. In addition to colour grading, the facility provides film laboratory, digital processing, visual effects production and editorial finishing services. The facility is tied directly to FotoKem’s flagship operations in Los Angeles and aims to service projects produced on the Raleigh Studios lot as well as those originating elsewhere in Europe, the United States and around the globe.

FotoKem selected the Baselight systems for their versatility and the ease with which they can be integrated into the facility’s file-based workflow. “The FilmLight products fit what we are trying to do in Central and Eastern Europe, and that is to provide our clients with options,” explains FotoKem Budapest Managing Director Allan Tudzin. “With Baselight EIGHT and Baselight HD, we can accommodate every workflow used for commercials, television and features. The ability Baselight provides to work with 2K and 4K media in real-time is also a great advantage.”

Tudzin added that the facility’s features grading theatre, with its ability to grade stereoscopic media and 4K media in real-time is unrivalled in Eastern Europe and on par with the highest standards for DI grading in Hollywood and London. “Baselight EIGHT is the perfect match for our Barco 4K digital projectors, providing a true cinematic experience during the colour grading process,” he said. “And the toolset is superb. Colourists work in a resolution independent environment and can apply an infinite number of corrections, layers and complex trackable mattes in a single frame. For reliability, flexibility and speed, Baselight is without peer.”

About FotoKem
For nearly 50 years, FotoKem Film and Video has provided filmmakers with the industry's most innovative technology and post-production services from its flagship campus located in Burbank, California. That tradition has now extended into Central/Eastern Europe with the recent opening of FotoKem/Budapest. Situated within the new 52-acre Raleigh Studios complex, the brand new facility - outfitted with the latest in cutting edge post-production technology - provides host services not available anywhere else in the region and is directly tied into FotoKem’s California based operations affording productions tremendous flexibility and economies. In addition to the same unwavering support that has become synonymous with the FotoKem name, clients are offered a full menu of services for feature films, television and commercial projects. Services provided by FotoKem/Budapest allow productions to qualify their post production work under Hungary’s 25% production tax incentive. Other features include a high-speed dedicated network with expandable bandwidth that can transport projects - no matter what size - rapidly to any location in the world. Regardless, of whether you require remote color correction or studio approval, we have developed work-flows that will satisfy your most demanding production needs. In addition, two large screening rooms - capable of 35mm, 2K/4K data and video projection are available for cast, crew, and special engagements. Services provided include, but are not limited to: * 2K/4K Digital Intermediate work-flows including editorial, color grading, film-outs and archiving. * File-based dailies for all budget levels and acquisition types. * Editing, Duplication, D-Cinema, 2K/4K Scanning, Film Recording. * Simple graphics to advanced compositing, replacements and restoration. * 16/35mm negative processing, printing and preservation. * Edit Rentals, Global Data Delivery FotoKem Budapest Sales Dept. Tel: +36 1 560 FILM sales@fotokem.hu

About FilmLight
FilmLight develops film scanning, colour grading and colour management systems that are transforming 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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