Last month Blackmagic Design announced that Hongdian Film Production Co.,
Ltd. had installed a Linux based DaVinci Resolve colour correction system with
eight GPUs for real time 4K/3D colour grading. The installation is part of
Hongdian’s goal to build China’s first end to end 4K/3D production line.
Hongdian Film Production is located in Hengdian World Studios, also known as
Chinawood, which is the largest outdoor studio in the world and consists of 13
shooting bases. The studio includes full scale replicas of the Forbidden City and
the imperial palace of Qin dynasty, which were used as backdrops for many
television shows and feature films, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,
Hero, The Forbidden Kingdom and Mummy 3.
Before Hongdian Film Production began offering post-production services at this
location, film crews that came to Hengdian World Studios for backdrops had to
send their footage to post facilities in other cities. These same crews would
often have to travel outside of China to find facilities that could provide 4K and
3D post production services.
To meet customers’ demands for high quality advanced 4K/3D services,
Hongdian Film Productions built China’s first end to end 4K/3D workflow around
Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, which includes support for the widest range
of popular formats. DaVinci Resolve will be used to convert RAW files to high
quality ProRes for Apple Final Cut Pro editors, MXF for Avid Media Composer 6
editors, and DPX or TIFF sequences for VFX designers.
DaVinci Resolve’s powerful multiple GPU rendering provides real time format
conversion, enabling colourists to quickly build timelines for real time 2D or 4K/3D
colour correction and finishing.