POST-PRODUCTION SERVICES

The region's most versatile post-production workshop

Affinity's Post-Production Department maintains the largest concentration of professional video edit suites and workstations in the region. We have four Avid Nitris DX Media Composer Symphony suites and three multi-NLE AJA Kona 3 suites running Avid Media Composer Symphony, Adobe Premiere CS6 and CC, Final Cut 7 and Final Cut X. We also support Avid project and volume sharing for Unity/Interplay-style collaboration. Common software tools on all systems include Adobe CS6 and CC, DaVinci Resolve, Episode Pro and Squeeze. We provide still and motion graphics creation, encoding to H.264, XDCAM OP1a, Quicktime, Windows Media, as well as Blu-ray and DVD authoring and mastering.

 

Support for 4K and 5K

Affinity continues to evolve its post-production support for ultra high resolution formats, including 4K and 5K. Our Sony F-55 cameras offer highly efficient and versatile XAVC 4K workflows, including optional dual 4K and XDCAM HD proxy recording. This combination allows for offline editing on standard HD-based NLE systems with seamless conform to 4K for final grading and mastering. In the RED world, we offer a powerful, dedicated RED workstation to meet the challenge of processing mountains of 5K data. The system provides real-time 1080p HD playback to a Sony PVM-2541 OLED monitor using dual RED ROCKET cards with REDCINE-X PRO for fast first-light colour grading of 5K footage. The dual cards also greatly accelerate the batch export of Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD files for proxy, HD or 2K workflows. The companion Avid Artist Color control surface provides added speed and precision in grading sessions.

 

Formats and Fiber

Our format support includes XAVC HD and 4K, RED, ARRI, HDCAM, XDCAM-HD, XDCAM-EX, NXCAM, AVCHD, DVCPRO-25/50/100, HDV, DVCAM, Digital Betacam and Betacam SP. Our central equipment room supports decks, drives and servers for every one of our acquisition formats and makes them available to any one of our edit suites for ingest and mastering. All systems are linked to our 96TB Facilis Terrablock fibre-channel NAS server, as well as gigabit ethernet and 100Mbps fibre access to the internet. All workstations and data are protected by a combination of client, central server and ISP firewalls, security procedures and backup systems. For efficient and secure in-house collaboration, Affinity’s post facilities are fully integrated with the rest of our Affinity Production Group team.  For external data transfers, Affinity offers secure, customizable FTP services as well as support for client-based UDP services from Aspera, Signiant and File Catalyst.