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02.02.2005
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects drive new digital intermediate approach


With the Adobe software and CineForm solution, producers delivered footage from "Dust to Glory" for digital cinema, as well as a 35mm theatrical film print, directly from the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline.

Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects software were extensively used in the production of the HD feature length film, “Dust to Glory.”

The film used a revolutionary digital intermediate workflow, which allowed the producers to conform, master and finish in HD without leaving the desktop. “Dust to Glory” has been picked up for distribution by IFC Films and is scheduled for theatrical release in April. The Adobe software along with CineForm’s Prospect HD ran on BOXX Technologies’ HD [pro] RT workstations. The HD [pro] RT system configurations used for the post-production workflow included dual AMD Opteron series 250 processors, 3GB of DDR memory, 2TB of RAID 5 storage and HD-SDI input/output.

The film captures the famed Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race covering 1000mi across the Baja of Mexico. To follow several stories as the race unfolded, a large film crew was spread out across the rugged desert terrain. This created a huge format challenge, requiring integration of mixed media from more than 50 cameras and 250 hours of footage consisting of everything from DV to HD to 35mm film. Using a digital intermediate workflow, all of this content was converted into a digital format to edit and deliver the 95-minute feature.

The combined solution enabled the producers to work within the desired 10-bit 4:2:2 HD workflow to edit, color correct and finish the feature, while preserving frame size, bit depth and color space. With the solution, producers delivered footage for digital cinema, as well as a 35mm theatrical film print, directly from the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline.

For more information visit www.adobe.com and www.boxxtech.com.

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