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As a precaution we have increased our hygeine practises including the careful cleaning of any equipment returned to us
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Blu-ray authoring for Laurence After Arabia Feature Film

Published Thursday 23 January 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

We have just completed the Blu-ray authoring for the new Feature Film from director Mark Griffin, Laurence After Arabia. Laurence After Arabia is the story of the last years of the life of T.E. Lawrence -  Lawrence of Arabia - a scholar, writer, soldier and reluctant hero.  Re...

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BDCMF encode for Royal Military Tattoo Blu-ray 2019

Published Monday 9 December 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have received a new Blu-ray of the Royal Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland from AJ Media Associates in Hertfordshire for the 2019 event. We were sent the Blu-ray electronically as BDMV folder / iso image and we did a BDCMF conversion and sent back the files same day for a quick tur...

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click to play the videoBDCMF encode for The Wedding Present Something Left Behind Blu-ray

Published Thursday 14 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We received a Blu-ray of the music documentary film of The Wedding Present George Best 30th Anniversary Tour - Something Left Behind, from director Andrew Jezard. Andrew had been touring with cinema screenings and now needed to get the Blu-ray ready for replication. We were sent the B...

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click to play the videoDown on the Farm DVD production for NDMI

Published Tuesday 12 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been making a DVD for North Devon Moving Image CIC for their Down on the Farm project which we have been one of the project sponsors. The six short films that make up Down on the Farm (DOTF) will be shown at a special screening at the newly re-opened Museum of Barnstaple on Friday ...

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click to play the videoBDCMF for Samoan Action Comedy Feature Take Home Pay

Published Friday 8 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

From Cinema to Blu-ray - check out the new trailer for M2S1 Films': Take Home Pay. We have been involved in converting the Blu-ray image to a BDCMF format required for the Blu-ray replication and delivering it back quickly to New Zealand. We were contacted by the movies Director Stallo...

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click to play the videoBridgwater Carnival 2019 Filming Crew Live Stream and DVD production

Published Thursday 7 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been back to Bridgwater again on 2nd November 2019 for our 8th successful year filming the fabulous Bridgwater Carnival with a live mix for the big screen and Live Streaming again this year to YouTube. The Carnival was a fantastic spectacle and a great success for the organisers. W...

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click to play the videoDVD & Blu-ray authoring for Voice of the Eagle Robbie Basho

Published Friday 25 October 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been working recently with filmmaker Liam Barker on his feature documentary Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma that was Robbie Basho - the American guitarist and mystic. We have been preparing the film for DVD and Blu-ray replication along with extra interviews (a lot of extras! In fac...

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click to play the videoDCP for Stephen Wiltshire feature Billions of Windows

Published Saturday 12 October 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have created a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) encode of the new feature Documentary 'Billions of Windows' for film-maker Sergey Stefanovich for its first cinema screening. Billions of Windows started life on Kickstarter and is now complete - a feature-length documentary that takes...

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BDCMF for Blu-ray release of 1962 film Tonny starring Per Christensen

Published Wednesday 9 October 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Nils R. Müller's bitter and socially critical 1962 film starring Per Christensen "Tonny", based on Jens Bjørnebo's novel "The Evil Shepherd" has now been released on Blu-Ray from Retro Film in Norway. We have been involved in converting the Blu-ray i...

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Blu-Ray BDCMF authoring for Royal International Air Tattoo 2019

Published Tuesday 8 October 2019 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

It's that time of year again when we work with Iain from PlanesTV.com to provide BDCMF conversion services for the Blu-Ray release of this years Royal International Air Tattoo. Every year, PlanesTV produce a DVD and Blu-ray release of the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) event ...

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click to play the videoBDCMF conversion for Tennessee Gothic feature from Jeff Wedding

Published Monday 23 September 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Jeff Wedding has been making motion pictures for over fifteen years, with TENNESSEE GOTHIC being his third feature at the directing helm. Jeff got in touch to ask us to convert his Blu-ray into BCMDF format ready for disc replication. Tennessee Gothic is said to be an Audacious Come...

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click to play the videoBDCMF conversion for Truth and Justice feature from allfilm Estonia

Published Thursday 12 September 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been converting this beautiful Blu-ray of the Estonian feature film Truth and Justice from Allfilm (allfilm.ee), to allow replication for distribution - Blu-ray to BDCMF format conversion - in this case a dual layer Blu-ray with tons of extra content and VFX breakdowns and multiple...

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STRIKE DVD Authoring Subtitles and Quality Control

Published Friday 26 July 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Mark has been busy re-timing and converting the English dialogue list for animated feature film STRIKE into English subtitles and authoring a new DVD for release in 2019 - get your copy in Asda and other outlets soon. The DVD is authored as a 24p DVD9 dual layer disc and features behind th...

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BDCMF for Newly Restored Max Ophuls La Ronde

Published Monday 13 May 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Just in time for its Blu-ray release on May 27th we have been slightly involved in this digital remaster of the classic La Ronde. We have converted the Blu-ray master into the required BDCMF format for Blu-ray replication.  "A massive thanks for doing this so quickly - you've...

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STRIKE DCPs head across the World

Published Monday 6 May 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been busy sending out DCPs for the Animated feature film STRIKE to lots of countries around the globe - from the original set that went out to the VUE cinema chain (with special DCPs) and then off to the Viborg film festival in Denmark (with a special Prores verison to be played do...

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BDCMF conversion for Gunta Abele Solo Cello Magnificello Bluray

Published Tuesday 30 April 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have been converting this beautiful Blu-ray of the Latvian cellist Gunta Abele, to allow replication - Blu-ray to BDCMF format. See more details of our Blu-ray conversion service. See more of Gunta Abele on her YouTube channel. The Latvian cellist Gunta Abele was born in Riga, in to ...

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click to play the videoSTRIKE 4K Trailer receives BBFC and IFCO Certification

Published Tuesday 2 April 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

Animated feature film STRIKE (MANGO in France) from Homesick Angel Productions and Gigglefish Animation Studios has just received a PG rating at the BBFC and is due for release at Vue cinemas in the UK on 10th May. We have been rebuilding the new STRIKE trailer as a 4K version with 5.1 sur...

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click to play the videoDCP for Experimental Documentary And then we heard shouts and cries

Published Wednesday 20 February 2019 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have just delivered a 2K DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for artist-filmmaker Ricky Chambers for his recent experimental documentary 'And then we heard shouts and cries' for an upcoming screening of the film. The film is an experimental documentary made in response to the 1968 part...

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