Miami, FL (July 26, 2007)--Manhattan Transfer Miami (MTM) and Continental Film & Video Labs have signed a strategic alliance in order to offer film and video clients a complete package of services, from production through post production. To cement the relationship, MTM is installing the first Thompson Grass Valley Spirit HD telecine in the southeast region in a spacious, purpose-built suite that will be staffed around the clock by the two companies.
The new relationship offers endless synergies to the combined client base of the two companies, according to MTM's general manager, Bob Corti. "Ninety-five percent of our work is commercials. We have not previously pursued feature work because that typically goes to the lab, so that is what we hope Continental will bring to the table. There is very, very little overlap in our respective client bases, so their portion of the business dovetails nicely with ours."
"We are able to offer a package of services which not only include our traditional film-related services but now new post-production services by way of our association with Manhattan Transfer Miami," stated Steve Krams, Continental's president and owner. "Now, clients can come in here and, from the front end to the back end, we can provide all the services they need--and MTM can do the same.
Together, we are able to now compete favorably in the market with the latest technologies that Thompson Grass Valley has available by way of the Spirit HD."
Corti concluded, "We already have HD capability in the rest of the facility. We have HD-capable Avids, HD audio, Discreet's HD Smokes and Flames, so this is the final piece of the puzzle for us."
The Spirit HD, which facilitates the transfer of film content for motion picture post production and other applications, such as the re-mastering of movies for HDTV, will be installed in a new suite, due for completion in mid-August, at MTM's Coconut Grove facility.
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