Dr. RawStock, a Los Angeles, California company that specializes in Final Cut Pro training and solutions, tomorrow will announce they are launching a 100 percent Apple Final Cut Pro postproduction facility at the company’s Hollywood headquarters. It will be built around Apple’s latest G4 Power Mac computing platform and be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
According to Mario Del Bello, Dr RawStock’s director of Technical Services, the facility will offer support and rescue services; a dedicated phone line with personal extension and voice mail; high-speed Internet access; second generation digital workflow that “simplifies the creative process”; and product expertise and knowledge.
Common to all Dr RawStock edit suites will be one DVCAM deck, one SVHS deck, dual CRT monitors, a NTSC video monitor, an uninterrupted power supply, a work surface designed specifically for editors, two studio monitor speakers, DV configurations include at least 150GB of storage, and SD/HD configured studios that come with at least 240GB of SCSI storage.
Beyond the baseline configuration common to all Dr Rawstock edit suites, clients can custom configure each suite to meet their specific production needs. Available resources include AJA Video products for uncompressed SD/HD editing and graphics; Digital Voodoo products for uncompressed editing and graphics; Pinnacle Systems CinéwaveRT products for SD/HD editing; Black Magic video products; BetacamSP decks; digital Betacam decks; HD decks; DLT for mass DVD replication; 14 and 16 channel sound mixing boards; Apple Cinema displays; a variety of video and graphics applications; and large format, NTSC/PAL video monitor
Dr. RawStock’s Portable PostHouse is a “full-featured, HD postproduction facility in a box,” said Lowell Kay, Dr RawStock’s president. From music video production to feature films, commercials, and documentaries, the Portable PostHouse converts HD content to DV in real-time, he said.
Rates start at US$50 per hour or $499 per week. All rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.