Profile: Point.360 (PTSX.OQ)
10 Dec 2013
Point.360 is an integrated media management services company providing film, video and audio post-production, archival, duplication, computer graphics and data distribution services to motion picture studios, television networks, independent production companies and multinational companies. The Company provides the services necessary to edit, master, reformat and archive its clients’ audio, video, and film content, which includes television programming, feature films, and movie trailers. It derives revenues primarily from the entertainment industry, consisting of major and independent motion picture and television studios, cable television program suppliers, television program syndicators, and advertising agencies. Point.360 maintains video and audio post-production and editing facilities as components of its full service, value-added approach to its customers.
Point.360 provides visual effects for feature films, television programs and commercial advertising content. This offers producers of films, television programs and commercials more production flexibility and time savings.
Video and Data Editing
Digital editing services are located in Hollywood, Burbank, West Los Angeles, California and New York City. The editing suites are equipped with digital editing equipment, including the Film Master Nucoda and Avid Symphony Nitris which provides precise and repeatable electronic transfer of data, video and/or audio information from one or more sources to a new master and production switchers to effect complex transitions from source to source while inserting titles and/or digital effects over background video. Video is edited into completed programs, such as television shows, digital versatile disc (DVD) compression masters, infomercials, commercials, movie trailers, electronic press kits, specials, and corporate and educational presentations.
Digital Color Correction
The Company transfers film and data to digital formats using Spirit, 4k Telecine equipment, daVinci 2k,and Digital Vision Film Master color correction systems. The re-mastering of studio film and television libraries to the high definition television (HDTV) broadcast standard. It also provides affiliated services, such as foreign language mastering, duplication and distribution.
Flaws in the picture, such as dirt, scratches, splice bumps and excessive grain can be removed using its vast array of technologies and expertise. Tools incorporated in this process are daVinci Revival, MTI Film DRS, and Diamant. Once the picture elements are restored, new film negatives can also be derived from these polished digital elements.
Point.360 digitally mixes television shows, commercials, and independent features. The Company edits and creates sound effects, assist in replacing dialog and re-record audio elements for integration with film and video elements. The Company designs sound effects to give life to the visual images with a library of sound effects.
Audio Restoration and Layback
Audio layback is the process of creating duplicate videotape masters with sound tracks that are different from the original recorded master sound track. Content owners selling their assets in foreign markets require the replacement of dialog with voices speaking local languages. In some cases, all of the audio elements, including dialog, sound effects, music and laughs, must be recreated, remixed and synchronized with the original videotape. Audio sources are premixed foreign language tracks or tracks that contain music and effects only.
Closed Caption and Subtitling
The Company creates closed captioning formatted for high definition and standard definition markets and DVD markets when requested. Subtitling is offered in over 20 foreign languages.
Foreign Language Mastering
The Company provides dubbed language recording and versioning followed by an audio layback and conform service that supports various audio, data and videotape formats to create an international language-specific master videotape. It also creates music and effects tracks from programming shot before an audience to prepare television sitcoms for dialog recording and international distribution. The Company is able to convert video between all international formats, including never (twice) the same color (NTSC), phase alternating line (PAL) high definition and standard definition.
The Company provides encoding services for tracking global broadcast verification and intelligence service. It provides encoding services for a number of its motion picture studio clients to enable them to customize their promotional material.
Global Distribution and Syndication
The Company offers a range of technical services to domestic and international programmers. Its services the basic and premium cable, broadcast syndication and direct-to-home market segments by providing the facilities and services necessary to assemble and distribute programming via high definition and standard definition satellite, as well as fiber feeds to viewers in the United States, Canada and Europe. It provides facilities and services for the delivery of syndicated television programming in the United States and Canada. Its customer base consists of the studios and independent distributors offering network programming, world-wide independent content owners offering niche market programming, and pay-per-view services marketing movies and special events to the cable industry and direct-to-home viewers.
The Company stores approximately one million videotape, audio and film elements in a protected environment. The storage and handling of videotape, audio and film elements require specialized security and environmental control procedures. It performs secure management archival services in all of its operating facilities, as well as its media center in Los Angeles. The Company offers on-line access to archival information for advertising clients.
2701 MEDIA CENTER DR.
LOS ANGELES CA 90065