Red Post Production

Red Post Production

Red Post Production
PREPARATORY OPERATIONS FOR RESTORATION

PREPARATORY OPERATIONS FOR RESTORATION

Analysis of the source material and possible physical restoration. This is followed by the two washes: the first with water and a second with solvent and a cloth.

SCANNING

SCANNING

TOOL: ARRISCAN-Cintel. The film is scanned frame by frame at 4K to recreate the sequences of images in CRI-Tiff 16-bit format

RESTORATION OF THE IMAGE

RESTORATION OF THE IMAGE

Digital cleaning retouching using Blackmagic's Revival. Image System and Diamant by HS Art

COMPARISON

COMPARISON

Analysis and comparison of all available film elements in the form of low resolution digital files

MASTERING AND DCI

MASTERING AND DCI

Digital Video: Apple Pro Res 4.4.4. and 4.2.2., HDCAM, HDCAM-SR, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, DVD DCI: Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM), Digital Cinema Packages (DCP), Key Delivery Messages (KDM)

COLOR CORRECTION

COLOR CORRECTION

Recovery and enhancement of the original looks and tones present on the film

AUDIO PROCESSING

AUDIO PROCESSING

Film washing and digital acquisition. Cleaning and restoration with: Dolby Westerx, Protools CEDAR Noise Reduction and Izotope RX

OTHER WORKS

OTHER WORKS

Subtitles for deaf audiences and self-description audio track for blind audiences

DIGITIZATION & RESTORATION

Since 2017 the company has been involved in film restoration, offering film digitisation and restoration services. In relation to this activity, Red Post Production is a beneficiary of a contribution from Mibact and Lazio Region to support the digitisation and restoration of audio-visual and cinematographic works.

Together with some partners of the CNA - Cinema and Audiovisual supply chain we have set up a business network dedicated to restoration and digitization.

They are part of this network:

Red Post Production - AD Giovanni Saulini who organizes, coordinates and supervises the work.
Issaverdens snc - Gianluca e Stefania Issaverdens which processes the film materials and scans them.
Movie Sound - Stefano Di Fiore which restores the audio part.
Sebastiano Greco - Color Designer coordinates the technical parts of the processing and color correction.
Simona Infante the colorist of digitized films.

PREPARATORY OPERATIONS FOR RESTORATION STELLA FILM WASH

Analysis of the source material and possible physical restoration. This is followed by the two washes: the first with water and a second with solvent and a cloth.

SCANNING SCANNING 4K

The scanning phase will be carried out with the ARRISCAN-Cintel machine which offers digitization services to process 35mm Ultra HD 4k (4096 pixels) films. The scan will be carried out frame by frame with creation of image sequences in 16-bit CRI - TIFF format. After the scanning process, the DaVinci Revival software dedicated to the restoration of the films is used which allows a semi-automatic regeneration of the frames with cleaning of the spikes and correction of any small lines of the negative. After removing the tick marks, you automatically move on to the semi-automatic elimination of any other possible defect in the film. Lines, flickering, image instability, broken or missing frames, jumps or excessive film grain. The software that is used for image restoration is DIAMANT-Film Restoration. After having semi-automatically fixed all or partially all these aspects, we move on to the "manual-retouching" phase. Perhaps this is the most important step for the overall result of the restoration. The technique, the eye and the sensitivity of the operator are therefore fundamental in the manual retouching phase. Everything will then be made homogeneous by color correction to make the images fluid, adapting them to the characteristics of digital use.

RESTORATION OF THE IMAGE PREPARATION OPERATION FOR SCANNING

Semi-automatic processing of frame regeneration, cleaning and elimination of any film defects. Manual restoration of the image, the most important step for the purposes of the overall performance which, in fact, demands fundamental skill, eye and sensitivity of the operator.
SOFTWARE: DIAMANT – Film Restoration The final result of the complete image reconstruction is obtained thanks to the last phase of colour correction SOFTWARE: DaVinci Resolve

COMPARISON CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT METHOD

Once the materials have been restored and digitized, the processing will be carried out to allow them to be stored and preserved. The principle of preserving the contents is the main purpose of these processes. We will use LTO-UTRIUM cartridges for this storage. Both the digitized raw materials and the final master with all the corrections made will be stored on these supports. This is to facilitate a possible new restoration in the future.

MASTERING AND DCI METHOD OF ENHANCING AND USING THE DIGITALIZED MATERIAL

In the finalization phase, the creation of DCP, Apple ProRes 444 files, Bluray and DVD will be carried out. These processes are used to favor the distribution management, both commercial and cultural, of the restored materials.

COLOR CORRECTION COLOR CORRECTION

Recovery and enhancement of the original looks and tones present on the film

AUDIO PROCESSING AUDIO PROCESSING

The audio processing is carried out in parallel; it differs in the tools employed, but the same workflow is applied: 35-mm optical negative material verification, physical restoration, cleaning and washing of the film, digital optical film acquisition, cleaning and restoration. INSTRUMENTS: Dolby Westrex optical player SOFTWARE: Protools CEDAR Noise Reduction and izotope RX.

OTHER WORKS FURTHER WORKS ON THE DIGITALIZED MATERIAL

Subtitles will be created for the deaf public and the audio column for the audio description for the blind public.

DIGITIZATION & RESTORATION DIGITIZATION & RESTORATION

Since 2017 the company has been involved in film restoration, offering film digitisation and restoration services. In relation to this activity, Red Post Production is a beneficiary of a contribution from Mibact and Lazio Region to support the digitisation and restoration of audio-visual and cinematographic works.

RESTORED FILMS at 2022.06.30 :

  • The Queen of Sheba, by Pietro Francisci (1952)
  • Mid-Century Loves, by Germi, Pietrangeli, Pelligrini, Rossellini, Chiari (1954)
  • Violent Life, by Paolo Heusch, Brunello Rondi (1962)
  • La donna è una cosa meravigliosa, by Mauro Bolognini (1964)
  • Star Pilot, by Pietro Francisci (1966)
  • The Italian Connection, by Fernando Di Leo (1972)
  • The Boss, by Fernando Di Leo (1973)
  • Mister Scarface, by Fernando Di Leo (1976)
  • Young, Violent, Dangerous, by Romolo Guerrieri (1976)
  • Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man, by Ruggero Deodato (1976)
  • The Wicked, by Carlo Lizzani (1991)
  • Hamam, by Ferzan Ozpetek (1997)

BEFORE/AFTER FILM RESTORED

The Italian Connection (1972)

Adua and Her Friends (1960)

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