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Production Studios | Post Production | R&D Lab: Unique Services


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Headquartered in studio city, illuminate is a technology innovator in production and post-production serving the global entertainment industry.

Working with major studios, TV networks, digital platforms, independent producers and distributors, illuminate provides full post-production services including Editorial, Color Correction, Digital Intermediate and Distribution in all formats including 2K, 4K and HDR.

Its production studio, which features two fully-equipped and staffed stages and multiple HD cameras for live and taped productions, has been used by television and feature film productions such as “Survivor”, “Sons of Anarchy”, “The Mentalist” and “Gone Girl.”

For the past 23 years, illuminate has also pioneered restoration techniques that have revived valuable library content to today’s viewing standards. Such tent-pole programs include “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “24”, “The X-Files”, “Baywatch”, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” and “The Shield”.

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Production Studios

  • Stage rental: Two stages with pre-lit sets, fully equipped for HD multi-camera production
  • Multi-camera Motion Tracking System with ultimate image composting
  • HD optical fiber, high-speed internet & satellite broadcast capabilities
  • Social TV connectivity with the Telecaster social interface platform
  • Kitchen, news, and talk show sets
  • Cove chroma key green screen
  • Green rooms, conference rooms, production offices, and dressing rooms
  • 16’ high lighting grid, 48 channel lighting board, clear-com/RTS intercom
  • Secure exterior staging area
  • On-site parking available

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POST PRODUCTION SERVICES

  • SD, HD, 2K, Ultra HD, 4K workflows in SDR and HDR
  • Theatrical Digital Intermediate (DI workflows)
  • HD & Ultra HD television workflows finishing in SDR and HDR
  • Online Editorial and Conform
  • Offline rooms with server connectivity
  • VFX replication and composting
  • Color Correction utilizing Baselight, Nucoda and Resolve systems
  • DCP and DCDM Creation
  • Domestic and International Deliverables
  • Pro Tools Audio Services
  • Quality Control
  • Encoding and Transcoding Services
  • Digital Deliveries to various platforms

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R&D LAB: UNIQUE SERVICES

  • Film Scanning up to 10K resolution: 16mm & 35mm
  • Digital Restoration Services, including dirt and scratch removal and advanced optical flow solutions.
  • iConform®: Automated conforming to HD, 2K and 4K from original film dailies and SD reference, without the need for an EDL
  • SmartRez IT™: Image Translation from SD to HD or HD to 4K image for the “best in quality” alternative to an upconversion.
  • Image enhancement to meet delivery requirements

 

 

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WE WELCOME PARTNERSHIPS TO
PRODUCE NEW CONTENT.

  • March 25th, 1995

    High Technology Video, Inc. Opens

    Steve opens the doors as HTV and Sandy joins as first official employee

  • November 1998

    Jim joins as CEO

  • 2002

    Acquired HD Vision Studios

    First high-definition production company

  • 2003

    HD Vision Broadcast Center Opens

  • January 2005

    Acquired Metropolitan

    Editorial division established

  • 2006

    Acquired Red Engine

    R&D division established

  • 2009

    Stereoscopic Conversion Department Opens

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