SPL Communications, a video production company based at Manchester Science Park, has opened the first 3D edit suite available for corporate use in the North West.
The suite runs the latest Cineform 3D software – Neo 3D, and has been developed over the last few months to offer a stable, cost-effective solution to producers and industry clients wishing to take advantage of the latest innovation in TV production.
Clients can benefit from SPL’s full 3D production service or choose to bring in their own footage to be edited. The system can work with files up to 4k resolution, including those from RED and Phantom digital cinema cameras.
SPL Managing Director, Ian Sandall, commented: “I believe the future of film is in 3D, which is why we have gone to great lengths to develop one of the first 3D editing facilities outside London specifically for commercials, corporate and exhibition use.
“The technology behind this exciting new format is evolving at such speed, with most major manufacturers developing cameras, TVs, computers and mobile phones to support it, that 3D is now becoming a viable and appropriate choice for the corporate and exhibitions market. By investing in this new facility, we are making sure that the North West doesn’t miss out on the chance to capitalise on this game-changing opportunity.
“With the advent of MediaCityUK, we are seeing a boom in creative and digital industry in this area, but we need to ensure that the cutting-edge tools of the trade necessary to compete with more London-centric companies are accessible to local businesses at competitive prices.
“Until now, the cost of 3D production was beyond the reach of all but the largest corporate clients. Now we can offer a complete 3D production for not much more than the cost of a comparable-quality 2D one. That’s great news for corporate clients, exhibition companies and regional advertisers.”
SPL Communications works with a number of clients internationally, including PZ Cussons, Davies Paints and Kids@Play. The company has recently launched a new website to showcase its work: