pinewood and prasad announce agreement

30 September 2018

Following the announcement that Pinewood Group is expanding its digital services business offering to North America, and to meet new demand in the UK, Pinewood has entered into a 5-year agreement with Prasad.

Prasad will be providing Pinewood Digital with a flagship Scanity HDR 4K film scanner, and further services to support and optimize the expansion.

Pinewood Digital provides film and digital dailies for features, TV and commercials, supporting productions on the lot at Pinewood and Shepperton in the UK, Atlanta in the USA and globally elsewhere with mobile solutions. Services include dailies grading, 4K projection, transcode for editorial and online dailies review, VFX pulls including automated services, 4K ‘scan-once’ workflows for film (which create tens of terrabytes of data per day), SAN and LTO archiving. Simon Carter, Director at Prasad commented:

“Prasad is dedicated to supporting Pinewood with their unique ‘scan-once’ workflow, and we are delighted to be able to supply them with our latest technology and services.”
Darren Woolfson, Director of Creative Services Technology for Pinewood commented:
“This agreement underlines our commitment to support filmmakers who choose to shoot their films on physical film in the UK, for example our recent work on Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Working with Prasad means we can deliver high quality film scanning and digital dailies to our clients worldwide.” Editors notes:

Prasad with over 7 decades of rich experience is a pioneer and leader, providing end-to-end solutions for film and digital workflows. Prasad has delivered solutions for more than 15000 features films across the world. With facilities, offices and associates in USA, UK, Germany, India, Japan, Middle east and Far east, Prasad digitizes content for leading production houses, archives and TV Channels. Prasad has digitally restored more than 500 Hollywood classics including academy award and golden globe award winners.
Further information:
Prasad Global Media Services
Simon Carter, Regional Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 870853
Mob: +44 (0) 7776 297371