Ready, Set, Post!
Hueman Interest is a company founded by DITs (Digital Imaging Technicians) and post professionals who are passionate about sensible digital cinema workflow. We’ve built a mobile, camera-workflow services company specializing in data acquisition, color management, dailies and “pre-post” consulting for Digital Cinema productions. With a deep background in creative editorial, post-production supervision, visual effects and facility management, we leverage our pioneering successes in “pre-post” on-set in order to assist productions in the ever-emerging frontier of Digital Cinema acquisition and workflow, through post. We consult for our clients on their specific show needs and staff with experienced ICG Local-600 Digital Imaging Technicians, Loaders and Utilities.
At Hueman Interest, we take pride in our depth of research and experiential knowledge surrounding current and anticipated digital cinema cameras along with their formats, acquisition systems and post workflow processes for 8k-4k-HD and stereoscopic 3D shooting. Among them are Arri's Alexa XT Plus/Studio/M and Amira; Sony’s F65, F55, F5 and F3; Vision Research’s Phantom Flex4K, Flex and P65; Red’s Epic, Dragon and Scarlet; Panasonic’s 4K VariCam-35; Blackmagic Design's URSA 4K; AJA's CION 4K; Silicon Imaging’s SI-2K; GoPro-4K; Codex ARRIRAW recording options; and others.
What We Do
Commitments to workflow begin on-set when footage starts rolling. So our first value is involvement at the pre-production stage, working as the glue between production and post to offer a sensible workflow for the job - one that supports creative vision while adhering to budgetary limits and existing pipeline constants. Hueman Interest can be the hub of communication amongst the client, the DP, editor, colorist, post supervisor, VFX house and any other post professional in the chain to maintain security of footage, intelligence of storage, consistency of color, continuity of match-back, and appropriate digital deliverables.
Hueman Interest also provides the on-set services and equipment required for secure digital cinema acquisition, integrated metadata, live color grading, 4k/2k/HD & 3D playback, dailies transcoding, sound sync and even full editorial prep. Along with our experienced knowledge and supervision, we can be of great value by coordinating a custom researched workflow within the camera and sound departments, and of course, right through post.
We often leverage overlapping post processes, traditional on-set disciplines and well-integrated equipment, saving valuable time and money for the client’s bottom line. We always work smarter before we work harder.
At Hueman Interest, we also have unique relationships with trusted post professionals who have a great deal of experience with digital cinema workflow. Those partnerships compliment our workflow design and supervision in order to offer our clients the best quality, service and value.
Typical data acquisition, DIT and on-set post services offered:
Dynamic range / exposure check – waveform, histogram
Log capture & LUT generation for on-set viewing / video village
Wireless video feeds for steadi-cam, movi, and mobile shooting
High-Speed Phantom Technician for Flex4k, Flex, P65
On-set data backup security including LTO
4K/2K/HD on-set playback or dailies review
3D – Stereoscopic playback and verification
Camera and scene metadata integration
Scene grading for DP with CDL generation and ACES workflow
Transcoding for client dailies viewing copy
Editorial dailies with one-light color correction and full color reference frames
Production-Sound sync with dailies
Final Cut, AVID or Premiere project setup for editor
Footage deliveries for VFX shots
Pre-Post workflow consulting
What We Do
Because sensible workflow is close to our heart, we have ventured into design, build and sales of powerful computing equipment, accessories and custom foam cases for the DIT, loader and media professional. Our ThunderStation series of chassis provide the most powerful and mobile Thunderbolt-2 PCIe expansion and RAID storage in the market. We use them in our workflow, and they can be found for sale and rental, configured for specific camera workflow or general use expansion and storage.
Packages – à la carte
Our on-set equipment and kit packages are built-to-scale for your production’s needs. Some of our digital-cinema savvy clients simply need an experienced DIT (Digital Imaging Technician) or Digital Loader for their shoot. They are happy to know that Human Interest has their back, with a competitive day rate on just the gear they need and an informed second-opinion about the planned acquisition and delivery procedures, without the costs of workflow consulting and an expensive, one-size-fits-all kit or cart rental.
So whether you simply need a trained and experienced professional to provide on-set RED-Mag backup and Red Rocket transcodes, or your multi-format, multi-camera shoot requires the pre-production attention of researched and designed workflow procedures with on-set services and multi-department coordination / supervision, Hueman Interest has your interests at heart.
Here are some of the systems, software and gear we’ve employed to meet our client’s needs:
Mobile carts with clean power and battery backup for on-set DIT and pre-post computing
Fast media card acquisition and duplication via SAS, 10GigE fiber/copper, Thunderbolt-2, USB3 and eSata
Simultaneous checksum verified data backups
RAID 5 and 6 for high speed, large capacity and parity protected storage
LTO archiving and organization of Digital Cinema Negative
ThunderStation – highly powerful and portable Thunderbolt-2 PCIe and RAID storage chassis
Red Epic/Dragon/Scarlet 6k Playback, Review, Transcodes
Dailies with sync sound and/or CDL creation for all digital cinema formats
DaVinci Resolve, RedCine X Pro, Glue Tools
Pomfort LiveGrade and Truelight on-set workflow with CDL generation for Live Color on-set and matched facility dailies
Flanders Scientific 24” HD reference monitoring for color accurate viewing and grading - professionally calibrated with a spectroradiometer
Control Surfaces for multi-touch color grading – Tangent Wave, Element
MacPro, new MacPro and MacBook Pro based packages allowing greater mobility
Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro
Custom 10GigE networked on-location systems
Whether your next production is for the cinema, independent, episodic television, broadcast commercial, documentary, music video, corporate, industrial or research, Hueman Interest is available to help you tailor a time and cost effective workflow.
Please give us a call for the opportunity to safely acquire your Digital Cinema footage with a streamlined workflow custom to your entire production, post and delivery needs.
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