Pacific Post, a provider of Avid rental equipment and editorial space in Hollywood for the film and television industry, announced that it will integrate FotoKem’s nextLAB dailies and data management software into its editorial offerings.
“The ability to bundle nextLAB-enabled systems with our existing inventory of Avid rental solutions and edit bays gives our clients an unprecedented level of efficiency,” said Pacific Post’s founder and owner Lorenzo Sgroi. “We have witnessed the development of nextLAB from the ground up, and know it to be an incredibly powerful, scalable and innovative dailies solution.”
FotoKem’s nextLAB software securely stores media, archives to LTO, provides quality control tools, audio syncing, color management and transcoding. It manages the full range of digital camera files and metadata, and incorporates the Academy Color Encoding Specifications (ACES) architecture, an increasingly popular choice for filmmakers.
Getting media from one place to another efficiently is Sgroi’s goal for Pacific Post’s turnkey systems. “Dailies, editing and data management now go hand-in-hand in today’s technologically-enhanced workflows,” Sgroi explained. “We are thrilled to deepen our relationship with FotoKem and pleased to have the power of the nextLAB brand in our offerings.”
Sgroi spent three years as a lead Avid Certified Support Representative (ASCR) technician at FotoKem where he installed, tested and supported Avid systems for productions in multiple locations. Since founding Pacific Post in 2004, he has collaborated with FotoKem on a number of projects.
“This partnership expands our reach within the filmmaking community and brings creative flexibility to filmmakers in new ways,” said FotoKem vice president Mike Brodersen.