October 6, 2008

Steam Productions Creates Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Images with Blackmagic Design Products

San Jose, Calif. - Steam Productions has selected Blackmagic Design products to create the graphics for the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The Emmy awards were for programs and individual achievements at the 60th Annual Emmy Awards presentation.
“Earlier this year, I showed Spike Jones, Jr., producer of the Creative Arts Emmys, my HD reel that had been created on our new Blackmagic online suite,” says Scott Bryant, editor/owner, Steam Productions. “I believe that the impact of showing my reel on a large screen in full 1080 certainly helped my odds (as opposed to delivering a DVD, like most candidates). Spike was impressed with the reel and let me know immediately that I would be designing the show this year.”

One of the major concerns for Scott Bryant was that all of the footage and stills for the Emmys were broadcast safe with legal colors. This wasn't a problem for Steam's designers, because their Blackmagic Design Multibridge Pro automatically adjusted all the video outputs, ensuring the rendered Blackmagic 10 bit RGB footage was filtered for oversaturated colors and over-brightness.
In effect, Multibridge Pro and DeckLink HD Pro capture card enabled Scott Bryant's team of designers to stay focused on their design work while liberating them from the technical aspects of the production.
"Ultimately, the show went off without a hitch, the client was very happy and is looking forward to lots of new work we can do together," concludes Scott. "I'm happy that I have a foolproof system that allows me to create freely so that I can do what I do best. Everybody wins."