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News Archive for September 2008

All aboard for Black Ice Date: 19th September, 2008

'Rock n Roll Train' is the first single taken from 'Black Ice', Acca Dacca's first new album in eight years. 

Serpent Productions were chosen to produce the video, which consisted of a multi-camera shoot using 6 RED cameras, with a variety of 35mm prime and zoom lenses. 

It's not just the capturing the action that proved to be a challenge though as the post production turn around had to go from shoot to approval in just one week. That week entailed offline, render to film-resolution dpx sequence for the post-effects treatment, compositing of a greenscreen as well as…

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Making a splash with HDCAM SR deliverables Date: 12th September, 2008

On Sight’s reputation in HD quality control and conversions now has an international reach. South African production company Aquavision Wildlife Filmmakers is just the latest to benefit.


With a progressing level of formats to choose from in the fast-developing HD marketplace it’s no surprise that broadcasters are setting increasingly stringent benchmarks of HD quality for producers to meet.


It’s certainly an issue in the world of natural history production, where HD formats have had a huge impact. Take South Africa’s largest natural history producer, Aquavision, for example. The company makes around six films a year for major HD…

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