HOLLYWOOD — MTI Film (www.mtifilm.com) recently completed a major expansion of its Hollywood facility to accommodate growing demand for post production services and support for HDR content. The expansion includes the addition of two new color grading suites and an editorial finishing suite, all HDR capable. The company has also improved its IT infrastructure, adding significant bandwidth and storage, and installed new monitoring systems throughout the facility. The moves are intended to address the growing number of television productions that require HDR delivery as well as the company’s expanded slate of HD and UHD shows.
“We’ve built a complete HDR workflow,” says MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff. “We can support productions from the set to screen, and provide deliverables optimized to any network specification including HDR10, Dolby Vision, IMF and AS02.”
MTI Film’s post production services division has been growing rapidly. It currently provides post services for Outlander, The Affair, Longmire, Major Crimes, Bates Motel, Good Behavior, The Story of God and Outcast, among others. Its colorist staff has recently grown to five, as former assistant colorists Alex Chernoff and Greg Strait have been promoted to colorist, joining Tanner Buschman and supervising colorists Steve Porter and Johnnie Kirkwood.
“MTI has always believed in developing talent from within our ranks,” explains executive producer Barbara Marshall. “It assures continuity for our customers and engenders an environment where young talent have confidence they will be nurtured.”
The facility’s new color grading suites are equipped with the latest generation Digital Vision Nucoda color grading systems, and the new editing suite uses both Avid and Autodesk Flame systems. Monitoring includes LG UHD OLEDs, with rec. 709 calibration, and Sony BVMX300s for HDR mastering.