First Alexa ARRIRAW feature wraps in Budapest

Styria (MCMD Films) is possibly the first feature film to have been shot on the ARRI Alexa camera in ARRIRAW format. The movie, which has just wrapped - was shot in and outside of Budapest in just 25 days on an ARRI Alexa camera to both SxS cards in log C ProRes 4x4 and also ARRIRAW V3 format to a Codex Digital Onboard Recorder.


Writer, Director: Mark Devendorf and Mauricio Chernovetzky
Director of Photography: Grzegorz Bartoszewicz

Dailies transfer was done by Colorfront. A Codex Transfer Station was used to offload media from the data packs to the Colorfront On-Set Dailies system over high-speed 10GbE, where it was digitally color graded on a 7 meter screen using a 2k Christie projector.

Sound sync dailies for both Final Cut editorial and H.264 quicktime media was provided for producers in Budapest and in LA - delivered using ARRI's webgate digital dailies service optimized for web delivery, iPhone and iPad.

Colorfront On-Set Dailies can work directly from both the ProRes 4444 as well as the Alexa ARRIRAW files with real-time broadcast quality debayering on the GPU.

The ARRIRAW Digital Camera Negative was archived to LTO5 tape and the dailies grades will be applied as the starting point towards the final DI grade after editorial is complete in 2011.

About Colorfront:

Colorfront, based in Budapest, Hungary, is one of Europe's leading DI and postproduction facilities. The company was founded by brothers Mark and Aron Jaszberenyi, who together played a pivotal role in the emergence of non-linear DI. The company's R&D team earned an Academy Award for the development of Lustre, Autodesk's DI grading system.

Combining this in-depth expertise with a pedigree in the development of additional cutting-edge software for color enhancement and dust-busting, Colorfront offers today's most advanced technologies for scanning and recording, DI grading, conforming, digital dailies, VFX, online and offline editing, cinema sound mixing, mastering and deliverables.


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