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.
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 we 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.