[Tig] Bearer of bad news.

Rich Torpey rich at torpey.com
Tue Mar 29 17:09:24 BST 2011

I'm very surprised that the tape dubs and up/down rez part of the 
business has held up at all. Three years ago 90% of our material was 
delivered on tape for both long form and commercials. Today over 90% of 
the commercials are ftp'd and the long form is catching up fast. The 
tragedy in Japan is accelerating the move to digital delivery as SR was 
the standard for network delivery. Our automatic ingest takes in a file, 
flips it to our format and generates proxies for S&P, then sends it to 
archive automatically - that's a lot of work now done automatically!
Rich Torpey - Viacom

On 3/29/2011 6:56 AM, simon astbury wrote:
> Agreed, in the UK the industry went through a big contraction when Betacam became the choice for newsgathering. Several big labs were bust in a few months.Again in the UK many production companies have their own post, not least the BBC. They still need staff to operate it though !However, one of the aspects of post still seems to be going strong here, and that is Audio and picture finishing, (luckily for me).Offline, tape dubbs, standards/ framerate conversion, up and down-res... all of these can now be done by the client or are just not needed anymore.

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