"The iQ has completed the package for our facility," states John Ramsay,
executive producer. "The advanced editing features of the iQ - like having the
picture and audio together on one timeline - work really well for us because
most other systems simply cannot perform these functions very well at all."
Midway Games recently came to the studio for help posting a
trailer for the new game Stranglehold,
directed by John Woo. The trailer (WATCH THE VIDEO) was edited and designed by Doobie White and
finished by VFX artist Wren Waters.
"The game programmers come to us with a special console
which allows us to cheat," says Ramsay. "We capture hours of game play and
focus on the really exciting sequences. Games trailers require lots of editing
plus heavy effects and compositing work, all of which is done totally in HD on
the iQ. We can then do whatever deliverable we like, but the full data is
there. The iQ saves us tons of time because we usually need a film print for
theatrical release, an HD and also an SD version for broadcast. We just
choose the format to output, press the button and away we go."