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Ukrainian feature film implements digital workflow

AJA Video Systems’ KONA 3 video capture and playback card was used on “Las Meninas,” the first full-length feature film from the Ukraine to employ an all-digital workflow.

The uncompressed capture card for SD, HD, dual-link HD and 2K for PCI Express Apple Mac Pro systems was an integral part of the Final Cut Pro editing pipeline for the film, which premiered at the Tiger Awards Competition at the 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival on Jan. 25, 2008.

Written, directed and produced by Ukrainian painter and performance artist Ihor Podolchak and shot by cinematographer Serhiy Mykhalchuk, “Las Meninas” is the first feature-length film from the Ukraine to contend for first prize in the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Shot with the Thomson Viper FilmStream and recorded to HDCAM SR tape, footage for “Las Meninas” was captured with AJA’s KONA 3 video capture and playback card at 4:4:4 log RGB. The film was edited on an Apple Mac Pro using Final Cut Pro and color corrected with Color, all of which was processed using the KONA 3.

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