The Moving Picture Company (MPC) is looking to widen the remit of its purpose-built Data Lab operation by offering data processing services to other post houses as well as film and commercial producers.

sherlock holmes

The Wardour Street company is currently inviting fellow facilities to visit and explore the department - which provides support for data-acquired projects such as those shot on Red One, Phantom and
Silicon Imaging cameras - with a view to them eventually using its services.

Digital Imaging producer Chris Vincze said: “MPC Data Lab aims to provide an easy
and trouble-free data workflow that works in the same way a film lab
works - clients bring in the rushes, they are processed overnight and
then delivered to an editor in the morning. It’s a fantastic facility and 
want to make it available to as many people as possible, including our peers.”

The MPC Data Lab provides workflow consultancy, digital dailies, rushes
for editors, and a range of digital transcoding for commercials,
feature films and broadcast.

It recently completed high-resolution transcoding work on the 
new Guy Ritchie directed
Sherlock Holmes movie (pictured) and various commercials for brands such as Stella Artois and Sony.