March 20, 2019, 07:11 AM
Fremont, CA - March 20, 2019 - Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Gorilla Group had chosen DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of a facility expansion that has added in support for Dolby Vision color correction and IMF format delivery for Netflix.
Designed by Jigsaw24, the system features a dual boot, HP Z8 workstation running Linux and Windows, alongside an external crate featuring three NVIDIA Titan V 12GB graphics cards, 12 SSD slots for local storage and 40GB Ethernet. The suite relies on Sony BVM-X300 and Dolby PRM 4200 reference monitors.
â€œWe built the system after being tasked to grade a six part episodic drama for Channel 4 and Netflix in collaboration with Goldcrest Postâ€™s Jet Omoshebi,â€ begins Gorilla Group MD Richard Moss. â€œTraitors was our first time working in Dolby Vision, and we aimed to replicate Jetâ€™s setup at Goldcrest to facilitate the process as much as possible. Since building the crate, it has become our IMF delivery transcoder box also.â€
The job wasnâ€™t without its challenges and Gorilla had to overcome some technical challenges to deliver the grade on Traitors and win its status as a Netflix preferred vendor.
â€œItâ€™s a steep learning curve learning to deliver through the Netflix IMF workflow, and so we worked closely with Dolby and Netflixâ€™s color science teams to implement an ACES color pipeline,â€ explains Richard.
The fact that DaVinci Resolve features a full nonlinear editor (NLE) together with its industry standard grading toolset was a significant factor in the Gorilla Groupâ€™s decision to implement it.
â€œWe first had to produce a Dolby Vision grade for Netflix, then an SDR trim for Channel 4, where the series was premiering,â€ Richard explains. â€œChannel 4 has ad breaks, whereas Netflix required uninterrupted video. On top of that, we had international deliveries to handle, as well as both graded and ungraded archival masters. DaVinci Resolve enabled us to bring it all together.
â€œBy the end we had so many deliveries that round tripping through separate finishing and grading suites, dropping in visual effects, and going back and forth, youâ€™ve got to do it in both systems in parallel. We managed to negate all of that by staying in DaVinci Resolve for the entire process.â€
Ultimately, ease of workflow is crucial according to Richard. â€œWhen youâ€™re doing 60 episodes off something you have to apply common sense and find the most practical solution, he concludes. â€œThe availability of editors and colorists who now know DaVinci Resolve is excellent which made our decision to implement it that much easier. In fact, weâ€™ve just had a second suite of Resolve to handle new client demands.â€
Product photos of DaVinci Resolve Studio, the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel, and all other Blackmagic Design products are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/images.
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Blackmagic Design has today announced that the Gorilla Group had chosen DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of a facility expansion that has added in support for Dolby Vision color correction and IMF format delivery for Netflix.
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