SIM Digital announced that it is bringing playback service to Toronto. The service provides customized 24- and 30-frame video and computer playback systems and related services to film and television productions. Playback services are vital to productions that require working computer, televisions or other display systems on screen. SIM has been offering an array of playback services through its Vancouver office for more than 10 years.
“We saw an opportunity to fill a need in the Toronto market for an essential production service,” said SIM Digital playback department manager Max Torroba. “Production in Toronto is growing and many of these new productions need playback services.”
The company is already providing playback services to a number of Toronto-based film and television productions, including Rogue, Beauty and the Beast, Defiance, 11/22/63 and Heroes Reborn.
SIM Digital can provide productions with a variety of playback monitors from classic CRT-type television sets and computer monitors to state-of-the-art video wall systems. Playback is available for most devices at either 24fps or 30fps to conform to production requirements. SIM’s range of services also includes technical support and graphics production.
The company has hired Peter Bowman to lead playback services in Toronto as playback coordinator. Bowman brings more than 17 years of experience in the field, most recently as playback supervisor at Dazmo Camera, Toronto. His responsibilities include managing sales, preparing script breakdowns, and providing service and support to clients throughout production.
“We can deliver playback as part of an overall production package that includes cameras, lighting and grip equipment, and other needs,” said Bowman. “We make it very easy and convenient for producers to get everything their shows require.”