Rick Recco, the owner of QC Central reflects on 30 years in the Film & TV Post Production Industry.
Universal Studios Fire Damage Coverup I read an interesting story the other day in The New York Times Called The Day The Music Burned It was all about the Fire that happened in a storage unit on the lot at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Back in 2008 The warehouse that burned to the ground … Continue reading The Importance of Digitizing and Archiving Old Video & Audio Tape
How did this cup end up in an episode of Game of Thrones? If you are alive in America you know doubt know about the HBO Show Game of Thrones, whether you watch it or not. It is by far the most popular show in all of Televisionland, and with the final season upon us, … Continue reading Game of Thrones Starbucks Coffee Cup QC Fail.
As the owner of a video and film post-production quality control facility, whose specialty is film and movie quality control I’ve seen countless independent filmmakers get hit with post-production and distribution-related surprises that can derail their movie’s release and add unexpected, unmanageable costs to their budget. It’s hard to witness someone who has given years … Continue reading A Message to Filmmakers Regarding Sales Agents & Distribution
QC Central, is celebrating its 11th Anniversary as a leader in the Film & Television Quality Control and Post Production field. I am the founder of the company, Rick Recco. I started the business back in 2007, after working for major broadcast & post facilities for 17 years. I did so because I knew we … Continue reading QC Central Celebrates it’s 11th Anniversary
QC Central is lowering it’s rates in video transfers to file from HDCAM Tape. We are putting the rates on par with our standard def digitizing rates. Our new price for digitzing HDCAM will be $65 for a one hour tape. $40 for a half hour, and $90 for anything over 1 hour. Of course … Continue reading QC Central: New Low Rates on HDCAM Digitizing
QC Central has been awarded Non-NPV Quality Control status from Netflix. Netflix is one of the worlds largest producers and providers for movie content; all Netflix movies must have an approved QC report completed before the film can be accepted for broadcast, rental, or streaming. For some projects Netflix uses what they call NPV’s which … Continue reading QC Central is now approved for Non-NPV Netflix Quality Control
QC Central, and industry leader in Film & Television Video / Audio Quality Control for the past 9 years is now doing quality control of 4K / UHD projects. Ultra High Definition & 4K video formats are now on the rise and soon will be as popular as the current high definition standard. UHD & … Continue reading QC Central now Performing Quality Control in 4K / UHD
QC Central is now monitoring audio loudness in the LKFS scale as well as dbfs. Loudness levels are a more accurate way to discern a show or movies audio average, monitoring loudness is also mandated by law. President Obama recently signed into law the Calm Act. The purpose of this is so that all television … Continue reading QC Central Now Monitoring Audio Loudness in LKFS
As the owner of a video and film post production quality control facility I frequently get calls from independent film makers who need a Quality Control Report for their films. When I talk to them I ask some questions such as will the QC be done of file (such as quicktime, or avid) or tape? … Continue reading Independent film Makers Beware Bad Deals with Film Distributors.