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PPD completes High Def technical upgrade

Post Producers Digital (PPD), one of Toronto’s leading video editing facilities, has just completed a comprehensive technical upgrade to High Definition Television standards.

The company has been serving the Toronto production community for 15 years and over that time has always keep abreast of new technologies.

“With more and more broadcasters switching over to High Definition and with a very high consumer demand for HD, the time was right to upgrade our entire facility to accommodate an HD workflow,” PPD president Al Mitchell said. “Now all our clients can edit HD for the same rate as Standard Definition NTSC, making HD a very cost effective solution for every project.”

In addition to a Final Cut Pro Studio 2 HD suite installed last summer PPD has upgraded all their Avid editing systems to provide their editors with the best, fastest and most creative editing tools available today.

Three of the suites feature the newly-released Avid Media Composer Nitris DX systems while one suite has the top of the line Avid Symphony Nitris DX for advanced colour correction and universal mastering. This new Version 3 software and the Nitris DX hardware from Avid allows editors to have many layers of real-time effects on their timelines giving them enormous creative flexibility.

The suites are powered by HP XW8600 dual quad-core processors running at 3 Ghz. on Vista64. All 6 of the edit suites are equipped with a host of other creative applications including: After Effects CS3, Photoshop CS3 and Boris Continuum Complete.

The editors are very excited about the new technology and feel that with the power and speed of these new machines they will be able to exceed client’s creative expectations much faster than was ever possible before.

Along with traditional tape based formats such as HDV, DVC-PRO HD and HDCAM, PPD can now handle all new electronic media file formats including Sony XDCAM-EX, Panasonic P2 and AVC-I along with JVC 23.976p & 25p HDV.

“With all the HD formats now available for both shooting and broadcast it is very important that producers and directors co-ordinate with their post production facility before shooting to ensure that they have the best workflow for their HD project,” Mitchell said. “With our years of experience in video post production we can guide our clients through what can be a confusing process, and with our creative, experienced editors we can ensure our clients get a very creative show that fits within their budget.”

Of course editing the video is just one aspect of today’s multimedia delivery requirements and PPD has experience delivering electronic media for the web, video kiosks, video picture frames, Blu-Ray, DVD and a host of other applications.

Recent HD projects for PPD include: a splash reel for Exploration Productions Inc., Herzig Eye Institute commercials, “Scarce” an independent feature film, a demo reel for a feature film visual effects company encoded to Blu-Ray Disc, a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid SUV promotion with The Jonas Brothers, a corporate video project with Wescam aerial footage, and a golf instructional DVD.

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PPD completes High Def technical upgrade

Post Producers Digital (PPD), one of Toronto’s leading video editing facilities, has just completed a comprehensive technical upgrade to High Definition Television standards.

The company has been serving the Toronto production community for 15 years and over that time has always keep abreast of new technologies.

“With more and more broadcasters switching over to High Definition and with a very high consumer demand for HD, the time was right to upgrade our entire facility to accommodate an HD workflow,” PPD president Al Mitchell said. “Now all our clients can edit HD for the same rate as Standard Definition NTSC, making HD a very cost effective solution for every project.”

In addition to a Final Cut Pro Studio 2 HD suite installed last summer PPD has upgraded all their Avid editing systems to provide their editors with the best, fastest and most creative editing tools available today.

Three of the suites feature the newly-released Avid Media Composer Nitris DX systems while one suite has the top of the line Avid Symphony Nitris DX for advanced colour correction and universal mastering. This new Version 3 software and the Nitris DX hardware from Avid allows editors to have many layers of real-time effects on their timelines giving them enormous creative flexibility.

The suites are powered by HP XW8600 dual quad-core processors running at 3 Ghz. on Vista64. All 6 of the edit suites are equipped with a host of other creative applications including: After Effects CS3, Photoshop CS3 and Boris Continuum Complete.

The editors are very excited about the new technology and feel that with the power and speed of these new machines they will be able to exceed client’s creative expectations much faster than was ever possible before.

Along with traditional tape based formats such as HDV, DVC-PRO HD and HDCAM, PPD can now handle all new electronic media file formats including Sony XDCAM-EX, Panasonic P2 and AVC-I along with JVC 23.976p & 25p HDV.

“With all the HD formats now available for both shooting and broadcast it is very important that producers and directors co-ordinate with their post production facility before shooting to ensure that they have the best workflow for their HD project,” Mitchell said. “With our years of experience in video post production we can guide our clients through what can be a confusing process, and with our creative, experienced editors we can ensure our clients get a very creative show that fits within their budget.”

Of course editing the video is just one aspect of today’s multimedia delivery requirements and PPD has experience delivering electronic media for the web, video kiosks, video picture frames, Blu-Ray, DVD and a host of other applications.

Recent HD projects for PPD include: a splash reel for Exploration Productions Inc., Herzig Eye Institute commercials, “Scarce” an independent feature film, a demo reel for a feature film visual effects company encoded to Blu-Ray Disc, a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid SUV promotion with The Jonas Brothers, a corporate video project with Wescam aerial footage, and a golf instructional DVD.

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Headline, Industry News

PPD completes High Def technical upgrade

Post Producers Digital (PPD), one of Toronto’s leading video editing facilities, has just completed a comprehensive technical upgrade to High Definition Television standards.

The company has been serving the Toronto production community for 15 years and over that time has always keep abreast of new technologies.

“With more and more broadcasters switching over to High Definition and with a very high consumer demand for HD, the time was right to upgrade our entire facility to accommodate an HD workflow,” PPD president Al Mitchell said. “Now all our clients can edit HD for the same rate as Standard Definition NTSC, making HD a very cost effective solution for every project.”

In addition to a Final Cut Pro Studio 2 HD suite installed last summer PPD has upgraded all their Avid editing systems to provide their editors with the best, fastest and most creative editing tools available today.

Three of the suites feature the newly-released Avid Media Composer Nitris DX systems while one suite has the top of the line Avid Symphony Nitris DX for advanced colour correction and universal mastering. This new Version 3 software and the Nitris DX hardware from Avid allows editors to have many layers of real-time effects on their timelines giving them enormous creative flexibility.

The suites are powered by HP XW8600 dual quad-core processors running at 3 Ghz. on Vista64. All 6 of the edit suites are equipped with a host of other creative applications including: After Effects CS3, Photoshop CS3 and Boris Continuum Complete.

The editors are very excited about the new technology and feel that with the power and speed of these new machines they will be able to exceed client’s creative expectations much faster than was ever possible before.

Along with traditional tape based formats such as HDV, DVC-PRO HD and HDCAM, PPD can now handle all new electronic media file formats including Sony XDCAM-EX, Panasonic P2 and AVC-I along with JVC 23.976p & 25p HDV.

“With all the HD formats now available for both shooting and broadcast it is very important that producers and directors co-ordinate with their post production facility before shooting to ensure that they have the best workflow for their HD project,” Mitchell said. “With our years of experience in video post production we can guide our clients through what can be a confusing process, and with our creative, experienced editors we can ensure our clients get a very creative show that fits within their budget.”

Of course editing the video is just one aspect of today’s multimedia delivery requirements and PPD has experience delivering electronic media for the web, video kiosks, video picture frames, Blu-Ray, DVD and a host of other applications.

Recent HD projects for PPD include: a splash reel for Exploration Productions Inc., Herzig Eye Institute commercials, “Scarce” an independent feature film, a demo reel for a feature film visual effects company encoded to Blu-Ray Disc, a Chevy Tahoe Hybrid SUV promotion with The Jonas Brothers, a corporate video project with Wescam aerial footage, and a golf instructional DVD.

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