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Bonolabs Offers Film to HD Telecine Direct to Hard Drives

Direct to disk, uncompressed telecine transfers bypasses HD tape (June 21, 2004)

Designed to make the delivery and workflow move more efficiently in the High Definition world of electronic motion imaging, Bonolabs is now offering telecine transfers direct to hard drives in QuickTime file format. This is a direct uncompressed transfer to Bonolabs' portable external hard drives, thereby bypassing the necessity to buy or rent a Hi Def format tape deck. Client film, whether 35mm, S16, 16mm, S8 or R8, is transferred via the Bonolabs HD Cineglyph (from DAV) to LaCie external hard drives. The client receives the drives, downloads the files and is ready to edit in 1080/24p. There is no need to digitize from videotape. If the client needs to master back to videotape for program delivery, Bonolabs offers a mastering service to HD D5.

With the goal to make it possible for clients to perform true high definition native editing with FCP, Bonolabs configured a G-5 DP 2 GHz machine with a 1 TB internal RAID with COS (commercial off the shelf) parts for a very reasonable amount of money. With the OS on the RAID there is room to handle approximately 40 minutes of high def material before having to off load and replace with new material. The material is off loaded and loaded via a fw800 Lacie drive, once again employing COS drives purchased from anyone in the computer business.

To help clients utilize this new film-to-file "tapeless" option, later this summer Bonolabs will be offering a weekend seminar called Bring Your Own G5, so that clients will be taught how to configure their own G-5 DP 2 GHz power MAC to handle true high definition material.

About Bonolabs
Bonolabs, established in 2002 to investigate, develop, and deliver new services that incorporate innovative film, video, and electronic technologies for our 21st Century media makers and moving image guardians.

To find out more about Bonolabs and its Hi Def services visit or e-mail:


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