Sony PCL, founded in 1951, is one of largest video production companies in Japan. Sony PCL handles the planning, production and postproduction of visual content, and authoring and packaging to DVD or Blu-Ray for some of the largest films, commercials and music videos in Japan. The company also provides planning, promotion and digital content creation for a variety of live events. Sony PCL chose DaVinci Resolve to support its complete portfolio of services, many of which now include 3D and 4K imagery.
In September, Sony PCL installed a DaVinci Resolve in the company’s grading room for advanced grading, conforming and rendering, while also installing Resolve Software into their main machine room to handle additional color correction needs. Each Resolve suite is used in conjunction with a CUBIX Expander to provide a powerful 2GPU system. Both systems are connected to SAN and also local SAS RAIDs to allow conforms to be performed in the machine room with grading done in the separate grading suite.
“With Resolve, we can offer high end grading for an affordable price by reducing the cost of installing a grading system,” said Kiyoshi Kogami, digital production division, visual solution department. “And Resolve’s XML support has made it easier to handle offline data from our clients.”
“These days, many clients bring materials in various file formats. Resolve supports a broad range of those formats, so we can meet an expansive range of demands. Resolve also lets us access those files directly so I don’t have to import them to start grading. It is a big time saver!” said Yoshiro Kamei, Sony PCL colorist.