HD post-production company PostWorks has opened a digital intermediate (DI) theater in New York and equipped it with a FOR-A Hanabi HVS-1000HS digital switcher. The DI theater officially opened in October and has already completed digital mastering for several commercial and long-form television and feature film projects. It is the first theater on the east coast designed specifically for DI mastering.
Digital intermediate is the replacement of film's final optical processing with a digital master. Color correction, titles and visual effects can be pre-visualized in real-time and changed instantly. A finished 2K master can be output to film or any format in multiple resolutions, frame-rates and aspect ratios.
The Hanabi switcher supports common HD formats, including 1080i/59.94, 1080p/23.98 and 720ip59.94. This switcher is a compact 2RU and features a pre-installed internal DVE card.