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Page 35 of 51 34 POST APRIL 2015 n-set and near-set digital dai- lies solutions are only getting better — and there are more choices than ever before. "They're here to stay," says Greg Ciaccio, vice president of creative services and managing director of location services at Modern Video- Film. "Their immediacy and form factor allows them to be used closer and closer to the creatives for quick feedback, and their increased bandwidth allows more deliverables to be used pretty much immediately." MODERN VIDEOFILM Modern VideoFilm ( in Santa Monica and Burbank has provid- ed near-set dailies solutions for several years to TV series, such as Fox's Sleepy Hollow and FX's Tyrant, on location in Morocco. But four months ago the company launched the compact, full-service Nomad, for on-set or near- set digital dailies. "Over the years we've seen systems get smaller, but they've still weighed 400 to 600 pounds and required trucks to transport them," says Ciaccio. "Nomad is picnic basket-sized; one person can carry it in one hand," thanks to a new, smaller MacPro, a redesigned internal structure and Thunderbolt technology for easy connection to peripherals. The USA Network event series, Dig, and its almost year-long production took advantage of both types of digital dailies systems from Modern VideoFilm. A conventional cart-style dailies system operated near-set in Israel at the start of production. But Nomad's small form fac- tor came into play during two separate shoots in Croatia. "Nomad was small enough and elec- trically efficient enough to be installed in hotel rooms in Croatia next to the director and DP," says Ciaccio. "When they moved cities we packed up, drove to the new location, unpacked and set up in a new hotel." Arri Alexa Log C ProRes 444 files were sent to the hotel twice a day. "We color corrected them with Colorfront On Set Dailies, which is at the heart of Nomad, and ensured the sound sync," he explains. "We created dailies for editori- al that appeared on their Avid systems in Hollywood, and for USA Network's promo department; we delivered to Pix BY CHRISTINE BUNISH USA Network's new series Dig took advantage of two types of dailies systems from Modern VideoFilm. Modern VideoFilm recently introduced its compact and efficient Nomad dailies system. O On-set and near-set systems continue to improve, offering pros a growing range of options THE DAILIES SHOW

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