The technology doesn’t matter. But it does.
In the last decade, the landscape of post-production has changed drastically. Expensive tools previously financed over several years are now available as software, rentable monthly. Processing power is modular; Hollywood blockbusters use commodity tools available to anyone with a credit card. The democratisation of software and hardware tools has put the power in the hands of talented creatives and technical teams who can understand & utilise them. If anyone can afford the tool, the focus shifts to the craftsmen and women using those tools, which becomes the differentiator.
Workflow & Consultation
As the demands and resources available to productions change, companies and agencies alike are looking to use their resources more effectively. We understand that, and that is why we offer consulting services to allow our clients to recognise their full potential, growing and building in-house solutions with them strategically.
Data Cine Services
We provide a 24-hour tailored service, utilising a robust back end to transcode multiple camera formats for editorial/dailies delivery. We also offer high-speed uploads, cloud storage and distribution of deliverables for inter-departmental communication & collaboration across regions.
Post Production doesn't start after the script has been shot; it begins before you start shooting. Understanding the technology is necessary if a production is to navigate and avoid the many pitfalls of production on offer by the digital workflow.
HD, 4K, 6K, 8K and beyond! We deliver both SDR and certified 4K Dolby Vision HDR Mastering. Everything is handled in-house and delivered to the most demanding delivery specifications. We specialise in grading with DaVinci Resolve ensuring every bit & byte of information reaches the audience.
With the most extensive facilities in Johannesburg, the Usual Suspects Team provide experience and reliable services at a world-class standard.
Masters & Deliverables
Regardless of your film’s final destination, your project needs to endure multiple steps along the journey to the destination. We offer a broad spectrum of mastering and deliverable services, including but not limited to:
DCP or Digital Cinema Packaging
IMF Packaging, including Doby Vision 4K HDR
Blu-ray & DVD Authoring
LTO-6 and LTO-7
Closed Captions, CCSL and Subtitles
Screeners & Watermarking
High-Speed Internet File Delivery
International & Domestic Broadcast Conversion & Delivery
Video on Demand (VOD) Delivery
Digital Cinema Packages
A DCP, or Digital Cinema Package, is a must when delivering to film festivals, specialist screening venues and cinemas. Encrypted or unencrypted, 2K or 4K, delivered on a hard drive or over the internet, we offer high-quality colour-accurate DCPs for an exceptional cinema experience.