AMAZING DIGITAL STUDIOS USING SPEEDGRADE DI FOR FILM FINISHING
Choisir d’aimer was shot on
16mm and scanned at 2K, with finishing taking place entirely in
SpeedGrade DI. The system was used to conform the project, including
speed changes and freeze frames, as well as for grading in logarithmic
color space. The final render was printed to 35mm for screening
SpeedGrade DI's non-destructive grading technology allowed the studio to edit and refine color decisions at any point.
"We really like the way SpeedGrade uses the GPU for realtime grading,
and then switches to our 8-core CPU for rendering," notes Amazing
technical director Frederic Savoir, who ran the system on a Mac Pro
under OS X 10.5. "This particular project had to be completed on a very
short timeline. Between the scan and the print to film, we only had
four days to conform, grade and finish this 52-minute piece.”
The studio also used SpeedGrade DI's pan-and-scan features to output the HD/SD version.