SANTA MONICA — Tunnel Post (http://tunnelpost.com) has purchased a Codex Digital Lab system, which will serve as the hub of a new digital laboratory service for commercials, television shows and feature films. The Codex Digital Lab will be used to process digitally-acquired media, prepare files for editorial, facilitate color grading, and create archival media files.
The Digital Lab can process camera media at speeds several times faster than realtime and output files in formats required by most editorial systems, including Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. Tunnel Post is the first facility in Santa Monica to offer a digital dailies solution using the Codex Digital Lab (www.codexdigital.com).
“Our new dailies workflow with Codex Digital Lab streamlines the digital production process by eliminating the problem of managing codecs and formats,” notes Tunnel CEO Kyle Jackson. “We will be able to provide production companies with fast turnaround for their dailies and greater security for their digital assets. It will also benefit editorial companies by freeing them from the complex task of processing digital media files and allow them to focus on the creative aspects of their work.”
Tunnel will initially target commercial producers and editors with its digital laboratory service but expects the service to also appeal to episodic television and feature film productions. The company is offering three grades of processing service with one-light, best-light and DI-graded color treatments applied. Same-day or next-day service is available, depending on the level of applied grading.