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  1. #1
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    Default VFX Studio Setup

    Hi All,

    We are currently in the process of seting up a VFX studio to service the film and television industry. If anyone can help with some advice on hardware, software and thoughts - it would be greatly appreciated

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    what sort of vfx ? thats a very broad term...for tv commercials/tv serials/ documentary/feature films/short films ? format -> 35mm ? HD? hdv??
    rohit M
    inferno*/flame*

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    yes it is quite a broad subject, but at the moment we are looking at the different departments required within a vfx studio and the best/most effective/most cost effective hardware and software required for each. We are also looking to tackle all forms of media vfx requirements

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    have a look at various company websites and get an idea of what they're using and for what
    rohit M
    inferno*/flame*

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    For commercials, we finish everything on flame/inferno. Because most of the sessions are with clients there. Some assistant stations help, such as gmask work on a combustion for some shots.

    On feature films, we still use inferno, combustions as the assistant station. But in the future we plan to finish shots in fusion. (Ofcourse when we learn fusion well enough to finish shots.)

    If you will be doing lots of roto, I would also suggest that you go for a specialized roto software like "motor". However we don't have such a software in our pipeline, that kind of software is a good option for very busy roto departments.

    And you will need a big/fast central data storage, we use a linux server here, serving nfs/samba.

    And a grading/conforming tool, if you are not going to finish shots only, but also whole DI features. There are some options like, lustre, scratch, baselight, etc...

    You have to invest in high grade monitors, projectors. And prepare 3d luts for the specific lab you output film.

    Do you plan to invest in a scanner, or a film printer? Then, thats another story...
    Kuban Altan
    Sinefekt

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