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Digital Magic Post Production services

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Digital Magic Post Production is based in Hong Kong, reaching out to China, Asia, and the world

DM has been providing Movie, TV commercials, and short film works for 40 years

with in-house facilities and team to meet your professional post works needs.

1. Movie DI works in 2K 4K, 3D stereo, VR 360.

Pre-post, Editing, Vfx and animation,

Online color grading, depth grading, VR stitching, picture clean-up,

Mastering, DCDM/DCP, Tape and Web deliverable s.

Versioning, re-purposing, archiving, and 5.1/7/1 audio mastering

Film scan, Film output, and digital restoration

2. TV commercials post works for TV, Cinema, shop front and media platforms

Versioning, localize packaging and delivery

3. Corporate short films

4. Large Venue special format production, 8K, 14K, and 16K, Panoramic screen works

        Cinematic design, CAVE 3D experience, and VR interactions

5. Motion graphics and Cell animation

6. Facilities system integration, and advanced imaging knowledge base training


 

Congratulations to the many successes TVB’s 4K TV series MY UNFAIR LADY

We are honored to be part of the production team, in providing 4K Post-production services to the show

The 28 Episode been filming with 4 RED Epics in 5K and primes lens, digital post with original RED .r3d raw footage, workflow employ in a total cinematic approach in imaging presentation, sure is a production surpassed many Hong Kong TV series standards, and part of Hong Kong TV history, thanks to TVB and the The UNFAIR lady producers and directors team We deeply appreciated for the opportunity offered.

 

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Our Digital Magic Producer Ah Lik, and Technical director Eddie…

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More with DM Post works, a visit to our studio, in Hong Kong and Kwoloon

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More with 4K Post Production, in 2015, the 1st China 4K TV series, shooting wit RED Epic and post at DM

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THE SING CHINA 2017, 3D Stereo HD TV show, 14 Episodes filming in Shanghai and Beijing

19 dual link full HD 3D Stereo camera systems were employed,

plus with full HD dual link 3D stereo live switching, all channels’ HD isolated recordings

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DM has research and Deep knowledge with 2D dimensioning into 3d stereo, and 3D autostereo

1st Full length 2D to 3D Stereo movie conversion was release in USA in 2011

 

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Movie Restoration, and Archive services

We have 42 years experience with Film handling, and handling

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Digital Magic can provide full services Post production and Visual effects production

for TV commercials and short films, with in-house facilities for

3D stereo, VR, Large format imaging up to 16K, and 5.1/7.1 audio works

Mastering for Cinema DCDM/DCP, tapes deliverable and authorized electronic delivery to TV stations

 

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Awards winning cinema and experience design for various venues

 

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Large venue production, and technical support in 3D stereo and Panoramic 360 screen

China Theme pavilian, 50 Meters diameter Panoramic 360 screen, 40 Meter Ceiling screen

Oil Pavilion, Native 3D stereo production for 24 Meter x 7 Meter screen

 

 

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Large 3D Stereo LED display for stage performance

 

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International Location filming, and special filming, here is 8K filming for major telecom company in Barcelona

 

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True, native 3D stereo filming with RED 6K cameras,

HoPE 3D stereo rig series for Movie, TV, Venue large screen.., Multi cam operation and Post

 

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Traditional cell animations and animated VFX

 

 

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Holographic display

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VR 360 works for TV commercial, and story telling short film.

Also supports multi-cam Live production, VR animation works

New 2D 3D re dimension applications on 360 captured VR footage for cinema works

專訪 Digital Magic 製作總監 4K 拍攝過程有何改變?

 

專訪 Digital Magic 製作總監 4K 拍攝過程有何改變?

三月 21, 2017 • 人物專訪, 電影 / 劇集

與 Netflix、Amazon Prime Video 一樣,近年在香港登場的 OTT(Over-The-Top,透過網絡傳送)影視平台如樂視、myTV Super 等,均有提供 4K UHD 超高清內容,而且不限於外購節目,更有本地自家製作,例如樂視的《天才在左瘋子在右》,以及 myTV Super 預計 5 月上架的《不懂撒嬌的女人》等。

在上星期完滿結束的 FILMART 香港國際影視展 2017 中,參與拍攝電視劇版《無間道》及上述兩套劇集的 Digital Magic 香港天極數碼,其製作總監馮子昌(Percy)亦有到場參展,艾域就藉此機會和他進行訪談,探究當下拍攝及製作 4K 內容,較之傳統高清拍攝有何改變。

媒體播放平台增加 拍攝 4K 內容大勢所趨

談及近年本地開始有 4K 內容製作出現,Percy 認為是源於媒體播放平台的增加。他說:「以往內容透過大氣電波廣播,除了是『播乜睇乜』之外,內容位元率(Bitrate)亦會受到限制。但隨著 OTT 平台出現,3D 以至 4K、VR 都更容易傳輸得到,也令劇集與電影一樣,需要追求更高的質素。」

他續透露,由 Digital Magic 製作的 4K 劇集,其實是以 5K 或以上解像度的 RAW 檔拍攝,確保向下轉換(Down Convert)時有更大的靈活性,亦由於解像度倍增,因此現場佈景就絕對不能粗糙(像《不懂撒嬌的女人》就用上全實景拍攝),而演員化妝亦要避免化得太厚,必須趨向自然,這些均屬 4K 拍攝與以往的不同之處。

▲ 樂視香港製作的 4K 劇集《天才在左瘋子在右》,正是由 Digital Magic 參與拍攝。

拍攝裝置進步 可塑性隨之提升

據了解現時 Digital Magic 拍攝的 4K 劇集,均是採用他們公司代理的 RED 5K 數碼攝錄機,而他們亦有使用及代理 Nokia OZO 360 VR 攝影機。對於現時的攝影機,Percy 表示除了動態範圍寬容度較以往大幅增加之外,在微弱光線環境下拍攝亦較舊有器材顯著進步,再加上支援高速攝影,令拍攝的自由度及可塑性較以往大得多。


▲ 據製作總監馮子昌表示,他們參與的 4K 劇集都是採用 RED 5K 或以上解像度的裝置拍攝。

▲ 另外 Digital Magic 亦有拍攝 VR 影片,採用的則是 Nokia OZO 360 攝影機。(可按此觀看 Digital Magic 拍攝之 360 VR 影片。

資料管理是重大課題

雖然拍攝 4K 或更高解像度的 RAW 影片,好處是後期製作靈活性增加,並且可有更理想的畫質,但連帶檔案儲存亦變得更為繁複。Percy 表示:「數碼媒體不同於菲林,既不可直接預覽,而儲存的數據亦有機會不明地出現問題,因此我們這個行業一直十分重視『資料管理』(Data Management)。現場拍攝完畢之後的一個檔案,回到公司會備份兩份,一份儲存於公司,另一份則用作後期工作之用,而之後給導演、剪接師及特技製作用的,亦會是由這個備份轉換而成。」

他續指出,拍攝高解像 RAW 影片所需的儲存空間大增,因此在拍攝現場他們會用上讀寫速度高的 SSD 儲存裝置,而且必須有高保護性,以避免拍攝檔案損壞。在後期製作上,他們就會使用高達 64TB 的儲存裝置,去儲存拍攝的 RAW 檔案並進行 4K UHD 代理檔案(Proxy Files)渲染,然後再進行音效設計、剪接等後期工作。

▲ 據 Percy 透露,他們採用的儲存裝置均為 Western Digital 旗下之 G-Technology 產品,包括 G SPEED SHUTTLE XL 8-Bay 可移動式儲存裝置。

▲ 另外在拍攝現場會使用到的還包括 G DRIVE ev ATC 防