DIT / Post Equipment List
We’re finding that Apple’s new Mac Pro tower works extremely well at pretty much everything we throw at it – and in a very compact, quiet and cool fashion. All of our machines feature dual FirePro 700 Graphics cards with 12GB of video ram – an essential upgrade for motion picture work. We provide professional I/O via a variety of Blackmagic thunderbolt solutions. They can be rack mounted to fit in our custom carts and connected via thunderbolt to our medium sized 8 bay RAIDs.
For mobile jobs – that is, jobs with uncertain power supply – our top of the line Macbook Pro laptops often fit the bill. We supply them with upgraded SSD and thunderbolt to express card adapters to enable quick downloads from Arri and RED media to dual USB3 portable drives, off grid. Additional professional monitoring can be provided via Blackmagic thunderbolt adapters.
We have begun supplying Apple 27″ iMacs to our editorial clients, who enjoy their large size and tidy packaging.
For jobs that simply require a dedicated backup station, Apple’s Macmini Does a great job. We supply APC uninterruptible power supplies, 24″ monitors and wireless keyboards, mice and/or trackpads along with Silverstack software.
5k and 6k projects will generally be fine with our high-performance towers. However, for those projects that need high-res full debayer performance we have RED Rocket-x cards available for rent. We generally supply them in Magmas Thunderbolt 2 enclosures.
Projects shot on Epic but NOT shot on Dragon will benefit from the original version Rocket R3D Accelerator Card, which we have. Fit this in an older style Mac Pro Tower to accelerate your onset or post workflow.
Modern workstations benefit from a variety of Blackmagic monitoring devices — we have thunderbolt2 based 4k Ultrastudios, Mini Monitors, and Mini Recorders. We also carry to 4k Distribution Amplifiers (DA’s) to extend your monitoring signal and 20 Channel Video Hubs to manage large multi-camera shoots.
Choose our full 10bit Grade 1 Colouring monitors for Post and/or onset applications where critical colour is a must. FSI’s 24″ monitors provide outstanding calibrated images, all the usual scopes (and then some) in a tidy package.
True blacks. Check out the awesome image on Sony’s class leading 25″ OLED monitor. Full 1080p performance, great built in tools and the best blacks in the business.
See why everyone is switching from Panasonic and TVLogic 17″ legacy products! The new 21″ FSI monitors offer way more resolution (1080p instead of 720p) with an outstanding calibrated image, all the usual scopes (and then some) and professional connectors in a package that weighs the same (or less) than the old 17″ standard.
True blacks. Check out the awesome image on Sony’s class leading 17″ OLED monitor. Full 1080p performance, great built in tools and the best blacks in the business.
Our Davinci Resolve Panels are available as part of our theatre rental package. When you have a client looking over your shoulder you need to work fast. The DaVinci Resolve control surface lets you adjust multiple parameters simultaneously, making grading faster. The control surface features dedicated buttons, knobs and perfectly weighted trackballs that give you the subtle control you need for creating the most amazing looks! You get 32 soft knobs with automatic LCD labels so you’ll never have to page through multiple menus to find common adjustments. Save and recall grades to memory, load gallery stills and more at the push of a button while you keep grading at full speed!.
Tangent Element Grading Panels are compact and versatile with excellent tactile feel. They are welcome, reasonably priced additions Onset and in Post. They work with a variety of software, including LiveGrade, Resolve, REDCine-X Pro, Adobe Speedgrade and Apple Color.
Custom carts house souped-up Apple MacPro Towers with RED Rocket-X acceleration, Fast RAIDs, lots of RAM, 4k UltraStudios, pre-loaded software and more. Shock-isolated racks soften the load. Smartly designed, the carts fit nicely in production trucks, but can be quickly broken down to fit in smaller vehicles too.
For team-based editing with rigorous production schedules we supply 64TB Shared Storage RAIDs with or without large UPS systems and lockable racks. Certified for AVID share projects, the reliable, fast, sizeable, efficient EVO has been rapidly gaining market share in LA and NY and we’re proud to offer their solution here in Vancouver.
Beyond AVID, EVO can also accelerate workflow for Adobe Premier projects, Davinci Resolve Finishes and VFX pipelines; our system is fast enough to sustain 4k DPX sequences in real time. Call for applications and pricing.
Connect 28TB of our high speed, RAID protected, thunderbolt storage to your laptop. Or, take our SSD version for super fast downloading and/or processing.
We have numerous AVID edit suites available for rent independently or as part of a larger AVID share project based around our AVID Certified shared storage.
Industry standard HP LTO5 Ultrium Tape Decks with mini-SAS cables, available for you to archive your own projects. Rent this with one of our workstations and we can supply an end to end BRU-based archiving solution.
BNC Cables and Connectors are NOT created equal. Most signalling problems on set can be chased back to similar looking, but poorly performing 50 Ohm Connectors somewhere in the signal chain. One 50 Ohm bottleneck will affect the whole system! Let us help you ensure 75 Ohm compliance across your production.