Client: Definition Films + SlateVFX

Definition Films and SlateVFX open State Of The Art post production facility in Fox Studios, Offering the Film and Television industry, and local and international Producers and Directors the latest in technology for Editorial, Storage, Post Production, Visual Effects and Sound Post, this will be the first facility in NSW able to offer the 4K Christie laser for projection and review screenings, alongside state of the art Dolby Atmos and Protools S6 Mixing platforms.

David Gross, Founding Director of DEFINITION, said “We saw a great opportunity to build a world class facility for our clients and provide a full camera to delivery solution for producers in NSW. We saw a wonderful opportunity to lift the bar here in NSW and create a world class finishing theatre in Sydney’s Fox Studios. Sydney’s freelance roster of Colourists, Sound Designers and Mixers are eager to work with clients in this exciting new space.”

We where put in charge of the Theatre Rooms hardware to drive the 4K Christie Laser and have the editing and colouring capability for 6K RED Stereo files. This is no easy task as stereo RED 6K is basically 2 streams of RED at once so we needed to make sure the workstation had the capability to not only playback the footage in realtime but also be able to handle complex node tree’s by the colourists working on the project.

As always we tailored the system to not only meet a budget but have all the requirements that are expected for the Theatre Room, A 5 GPU system with a GTX 1080 for GUI and Compute and quad GTX 1070 purely for compute. The 24 Core CPU’s are the sweet spot here and give more than enough decoding resources to DaVinci and the 5 GPU’s handle some of the most complex node tree’s we have seen.

In addition to the Theatre Room we upgraded Definition and SlateVFX’s existing Apple Mac Pro’s to all 12-Core CPU’s to be able to handle there new facility and future expansion down the line.

Ideabox Computers supplied:

Both Definition Films and SLATEVFX have had huge success over the past few years and have been integral in producing some of Australia’s greatest film and television productions. DEFINITION FILMS completed the post-production for The Water Diviner, Sherpa, Spear, Beast and Ruben Guthrie. Whilst, SLATEVFX completed visual effects for Hacksaw Ridge, The Dressmaker, The Water Diviner, and TV series; Love Child, The Kettering Incident and Secret City.

We look forward to working with them in years to come.

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