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DIVE and Shooters Ride the RED Wave: Commercial Work Shares Feature Film Pipeline

Commercial Production Has Just Been Upgraded (July 15, 2009)

DMN Newswire--2009-7-15-- The industry-leading technology that has placed DIVE, the visual effects and film finishing house, on the map is now available for commercial production through its parent company Shooters Post & Transfer.

Commercial production has just been upgraded.

DIVE's commitment to technological research and development keeps the company ahead of the curve. By implementing a state-of-the-art, facility-wide data flow capable of servicing film clients' demanding post-production needs, Shooters' clientele can now also reap the same benefits.

The release of the RED One camera and other high-end digital cameras has created a boon in the industry for digital acquisition. And DIVE, in conjunction with Shooters, has made major investments to stay ahead of the bleeding edge.

Utilizing the up-to-the-minute infrastructure put in place at its inception, DIVE and Shooters provides clients with a customizable framework and the potential to render quality RED dailies 2x faster than real-time. DIVE can also render the highest possible quality film rez footage at a ratio of 3:1, as well as render high-resolution media for SD and HD commercial work faster than real-time.  DIVE and Shooters also have the technology to increase these times if needed.

Efficiency. Power. Expertise.

DIVE's collaboration of technology and creativity with Shooters produces expert motion picture and broadcast results via an integrated workflow. With both Mac- and Linux-based render farms, a fiber based storage area network, and LTO archival methods, the tapeless workflow is designed to keep up with the most aggressive schedules.  Features include high-resolution real-time playback, a fully calibrated digital cinema/intermediate theater, and Smoke 2k and Inferno suites for high rez conforming from native RED r3d files in real time, as well as a full VFX department and FCP/Avid suites dedicated to off-line work. 

DIVE maintains a Spirit 2K with a Bones system for high-resolution film scans for traditionally acquired work.  Also in the facility is an arsenal of HD format tape decks, including multiple HDcamSR machines-- adding flexibility to the dataflow unparalleled in the market.

The joined forces and foresight of DIVE and Shooters: a win-win for commercial as well as feature film post production needs.

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About DIVE:
Based in historic old city Philadelphia, PA, DIVE, is the visual effects and film finishing division of Shooters Post & Transfer, led by veteran Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Forker most recently Visual Effects Supervisor at Digital Domain, Los Angeles. As one of the east coast's premier post production facilities for film finishing services, DIVE offers filmmakers the opportunity to complete Visual Effects, Digital Intermediates and Titles by coupling creative continuity with an integrated workflow. For more information contact DIVE Executive Producer Andy Williams at 267.514.7700.
About Shooters Post & Transfer:
Shooters Post & Transfer blends talent, technology and customer service to provide a superior level of quality and creativity. Shooters' client base consists of ad agencies, production companies, filmmakers, television and cable networks, political consultants, PR firms, and corporations. Capabilities include Spirit 2K film transfer w/ Bones data, da Vinci 2k Plus w/Colorist Toolbox; Resolve Digital Cinema Suite, six Inferno/Smoke2k suites, nine Avid non-linear edit, four final cut suites, CGI and graphic design, Flame, three surround sound audio suites, audio recording studio, film, HD and video crews and studio. Shooters offer these services in SD, HD, 2K, 4k, RED and Viper. The company also has a content division that produces Food Network's “Dinner: Impossible” and reciently signed an option agreement with 3 Ball Entertainment.


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