BASELIGHT – FILMLIGHT
Baselight is a market-leading digital colour correction system, suitable for everything from commercials and long form television to feature film 2K Digital Intermediates (DI).
Our Baselight room has Truelight certification for its use of colour temperature and wall colours.
Da VINCI RESOLVE
An equally elegant tool with editing and giving us flexibility and accessibility in post.
OFFLINE EDITING & EQUIPMENT
Avid Media Composer does seem to be the flavour of the day. We are however equipped with a number of offline editing systems including FCP along with the associated storage solutions. We host a number of both foreign and local editors here at SSPP with the ebb and flow of productions happening throughout the year.
VISUAL EFFECTS & COMPOSTING OPTIONS
Autodesk Flame is the industry standard for short form online finishing and VFX. As a powerful compositing and design tool, it’s a firm favourite with both agencies and directors.
Autodesk tools have been used on every Best Visual Effects Oscar–winning movie for the last 16 years. It integrates ultra-realistic lighting into the core of our 3D toolset and offers a comprehensive set of effects tool for finishing stereoscopic projects.
Our latest update is to a 4K Flame ensuring a full 4K delivery!
Powerful node-based VFX, editorial & finishing tools
ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS
Adobe After Effects CS6 software is an industry-leading solution for creating motion graphics and visual effects. This work station is based in our Flame suite and serves as a support station to online sessions. It can also be booked as an independent resource.
RESOLVE & COLOR FRONT DAILIES
We have a ‘through the night’ data lab. We have extensive experience in the area of front end dailies and media management services. This includes LTO5 or LTO6 verified back ups, QC, colour graded / timed dailies / editorial transcodes , bin prep and logging. This comes with the various online dailies viewing systems. i.e. PIX, Webgate, A-Frame dailies, Encodi.
FILM SCANNING – SCANITY
Our Scanity film scanner offers speed, versatility, stability, and safe film handling. Its unique, touch-free perforation detection and optical pin registration scans film stocks extremely gently.
This C-speed Scanity is more than twice the speed of any other scanner in the country. Having the latest in image capturing / scanning gives us a significant competitive advantage.
Scanity’s pin registration allows us to immediately start on the visual effects work.
Searle Street Post has been designed with the future in mind, which is probably best reflected in our Datalab. CAR is wired for 3G, HD SDI and SD SDI video signals; all capable of handling either 444 or 422.CAR is equipped with all the modern tape formats one would expect to find in a world-class facility.
We specialize in mastering, QC and broadcast deliveries.
High speed data uploads are done through Signiant high speed portals.
Cinema encoding and packing to DCDM & DCP masters.
SOUND, CINEMA & ANIMATION COLLABORATIONS
For your feature sound requirements, we partner with Area 5.1 in Johannesburg. Africa’s elite Dolby feature studio boasts the legal 5.1 size with correct Dolby certification and offers a full post production audio facility, with dialogue editing, Foley recording, SFX editing, ADR and final mix suites.