(July 20, 2015) SIM Digital has brought its industry-leading playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than ten years.
“We saw an opportunity to fill a need in the Toronto market for an essential production service,” said SIM Digital Playback Department Manager Max Torroba. “Production in Toronto is growing and many of these new productions need playback services. We offer a complete solution from an experienced team focused on exceptional service.” SIM Digital is already providing playback services to a number of Toronto-based film and television productions, including Rogue
, Beauty and the Beast
, Defiance, 11/22/63
and Heroes Reborn.
SIM Digital can provide productions with a variety of playback monitors from classic CRT-type television sets and computer monitors to state-of-the-art video wall systems. Playback is available for most devices at either 24fps or 30fps to conform to production requirements. SIM’s range of services also includes technical support and graphics production.
SIM Group has hired Peter Bowman to lead playback services in Toronto as Playback Coordinator. Bowman brings more than 17 years of experience in the field, most recently as Playback Supervisor at Dazmo Camera, Toronto. His responsibilities include managing sales, preparing script breakdowns, and providing service and support to clients throughout production.
Bowman says that for productions seeking playback services, SIM Digital offers unique advantages. “We can deliver playback as part of an overall production package that includes cameras, lighting and grip equipment, and other needs,” he says. “We make it very easy and convenient for producers to get everything their shows require. Productions also enjoy the confidence of working with a company they trust.”
About SIM Group:
Backed by Toronto-based investment firm Granite Partners, the SIM Group is a leading supplier of production equipment, workflow and post-production solutions, with offices across the US, Canada and China. Our diverse services can be utilized on any production at any stage. In Canada, our offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax service grip and lighting from PS Production Services and can be complemented with SIM Digital cinematography and playback equipment for any production’s needs. Bling, Chainsaw, Pixel Underground, Tattersall Sound and Picture and Post Factory NY provide an array of services from dailies, to online and offline editing, to final color/DI and visual effects, to sound editorial and mixing. Bling’s services, which include a comprehensive workflow solution, are offered at all offices across the US and Canada, as well as off-site service through POD (Post on Demand). Chainsaw’s full-service facility in Hollywood provides creative editorial and extensive finishing services with some of the top colorists in the industry. Rounding out the family of companies are Pixel Underground, a Toronto-based post-production company, and its associated service, StationEX, which provides physical and file-based media fulfillment and encoding/distribution services, Tattersall Sound and Picture, a provider of sound editorial and mixing for motion pictures and television and Post Factory NY, one of the East Coast’s top independent post-production facilities. For more information, visit simgroup.com