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International Postproduction Facilities Company Optix Digital Pictures Acquires Crunch Recording Group

Major Integration and Expansion of Video and Sound Services Underway (November 11, 2009)
DMN Newswire--2009-11-11--
Toronto, Canada?Optix Digital Pictures, a group of full-service post-production facilities located in Toronto, Hamburg, Berlin and Dubai, has acquired Toronto-based Crunch Recording Group, according to George Levai, co-founder of Optix.
            A 6,000 square-foot, seven suite, client friendly, custom-designed audio facility, Crunch has been co-habiting at Optix Toronto headquarters since its inception in 1996. Its staff and production facilities will be fully integrated into Optix operation. The audio facilities feature spacious recording floors, on-line sound effects servers and state of the art mixing capabilities, including Dolby Digital Surround Mixing.  All suites are equipped with Pro-Tools Software. Other services include: sound design, voice casting, talent direction, mix supervision, and stock music searching and licensing.
            With Lisa Ann Meawasige-Kertesz as the in-house producer, Rob Kirkpatrick as creative producer, Scott Murdoch as supervising sound editor and designer, and Ric Jurgens as senior sound mixer (to name a few) Optix audio team will be working smoothly with the video operations to provide a full service one-stop shop. 
The facility is also currently undergoing major renovations and expansion, including the construction of a new and larger central equipment room.  Optix will soon offer closed captioning to add to the many other services its clients require.
            ?Now with the full integration of an audio facility, we can provide clients with pricing that fully addresses the tightest of budgets, said Levai.
With the machine room expansion, Optix will be integrating its digital linear edit suite - providing packaging of client deliverables as well as FCP and Avid I/O functionality for digitizing and mastering. 
Optix provides all formats in High Definition, as well as NTSC, and PAL, and offers Teranex standards conversion.  The facility also has a color grading theater complete with a 4:4:4 Christie HD projector to support all necessary hi-def and standard-def formats. 
Compositing/VFX and 3D/animation round out Optix complement of services.
Contact:  Lanny Sher, 323/653-0380,    
Optix Digital Pictures is a multi-disciplined, full-service post-production facility, with its headquarters located in Toronto, Canada, and its affiliates located in Hamburg, Germany and Dubai. Founded in 1996, Optix developed into a leading source for visual effects, animation and broadcast design services, expanding its portfolio to cover a wide range of project genres including, TV series, Feature Film, Documentary, Commercial, and Music Video. 
As part of its commitment to providing integrated solutions for complex production needs, Optix continuously acquires the latest technologies in order to provide the highest level of quality and the most efficient workflow paths. 
The boutique-style environment includes comfortable suites, cappuccino bars and lounge areas, designed to enhance the creative process while catering to the needs of production. 
Emphasis is placed upon maintaining an impressive offering of editorial and artistic talent. The combination of creative individuals, with a solid team of service-oriented support staff, ensures that Optix clients achieve both an exceptional product and a wonderful post-production experience.

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