Taipei, Taiwan—Jun 22, 2005
Taipei Motion Picture Corporation completes post and mastering of Taiwan’s first digital feature film on GDC Technology’s DSR™ format
Taipei Motion Picture Corporation (TMPC), the
country’s leading film laboratory and video postproduction facility recently
completed the post and mastering work on the feature film “Wolf”.
TMPC recently acquired GDC Technology’s DSR™ Digital Film Agile Encoder
EN1000 for its transition into offering digital cinema services. TMPC has been
recognized as one of the most advanced postproduction facility in Asia. With the
acquisition of GDC Technology’s encoder, TMPC is now offering a complete post
service workflow from start to finish. These services include film scanning, 2K
color correction, film recording, HD editing and digital cinema mastering.
The movie “Wolf” will be Taiwan’s first commercial release of a full-length
feature available on digital format. The premiere of the feature was screened
digitally yesterday while the general release of the movie begins today at
Cinemark cinema in Taipei. This is an important milestone in the Taiwan cinema
The movie was originally acquired on Sony HDCAM’s 1080/24p format. It went
through an all-digital postproduction and was encoded in 1920x1080 full
resolution with uncompressed PCM audio files. “We have completed 15 feature
films shot in HD in the past three years, but all of them were transferred to
35mm for theatre screening. This is the first time we have the chance to make a
digital cinema master for a real digital release in theatres. We look forward to
a digital era of the cinema industry in Taiwan,” said Tony Hu, managing director
“We appreciate the technical support provided by GDC Technology. They have been
very patient and efficient in solving our problems,” added Tony.
GDC Technology is the leading company in providing digital cinema solutions
worldwide. The digital film encoder EN1000 features a software-based
compression, which provides more flexibility to keep pace with new developments
of technology. From the perspective of postproduction operations, this also
means more protection for their investment.