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Twofour54 revamps post production facilities; unveils 4K screening room

The newly built 4K screening room in twofour54.
The newly built 4K screening room in twofour54.

Twofour54 has unveiled its newly kitted out 4K screening room and revamped post production facilities at its Khalifa Park campus in Abu Dhabi.

Twofour54’s post production facilities now offer multi-purpose suites with editing, audio and market leading colour grading equipment. Another key addition is the 18-seater screening room that has Christie True 4K cinema projection and Dolby surround sound.

Paul Baker, Executive Director, twofour54 TV and film production services, said: “twofour54 post production gives filmmakers and editors a ‘home away from home’ while they are working through their last stages of a project. We ensured that our facilities offer the best standard of equipment and expertise, along with an environment conducive to creativity and collaboration.”

Baker added: “The focus is on creating an international standard post production house in Abu Dhabi. We want to attract the best talent from the region and house them in a comfortable working environment with the best facilities. The revamped edit suites also offer breakout areas for professionals where they can network and collaborate with peers.”

The post production facilities offer 15 HD server-based, multi-use post-production suites and the region’s only Baselight and DaVinci colour grading facility which allows producers to choose the best colour grading solution for their project.

The existing and new equipment of the post production facilities at twofour54 include:

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  • Editing suites – 19 x FCP and 5 x AVID media composer (3 x Mac Pro 2.7GHz 12-Core Intel Xeon E5 / Memory 32GB 1867 MHz DDR3 ECC / Graphics AMD FirePro D700 6144 MB)
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  • Online and Finishing suites – 2 x Autodesk Smoke and 1 x AVID DS
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  • High end colour grading suite – Baselight with Truelight colour management for cinema grading
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  • Davinci Suite for colour grading
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  • Audio suites – 2 x Pro-tools 5.1 studios
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  • GFX/CGI – 4 x Autodesk Maya, 2 x Softimage, 5 x Autodesk 3D max and 20 Adobe CS suite
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  • Storage and Servers – Isilon 39TB, Avid Unity 74TB, Omneon Media grid 116TB
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  • Rhozet Farm for formats conversion
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  • Doremi Cine Assets for Digital Cinema Package creation
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  • Alchemist for Basepan standards conversion
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  • Diva Archive & capability to handle LTO-4 & LTO-6
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  • FTP with upload & download capability of 100mbps
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  • Digital Output Capability of various formats
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  • Tape Output Capability of HDCAM-SR, HDCAM, DIGIBETA, MPEG-IMX, DVCAM, DVC-PRO, XDCAM, BLU-RAY, DVD, etc
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  • 4K high-res projector and Baselight management
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  • Brand new DaVinci suite for high end colour grading

Editors and filmmakers wishing to use twofour54’s renovated Post Production facilities can also benefit from Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s 30% cash-back rebate, the Middle East’s first international production incentive that includes feature films, television drama productions in Abu Dhabi, as well as post-production for projects shot inside or outside Abu Dhabi.