Eversince the very first Big Brother show, more than 20 years ago, we learned that the trick of producing effeciently advanced and complex Realities is metalogging. MetaCreator was and still is THE tool for reality-show to do this.
As FilmPartners we have now our offering with the 4th generation of MetaCreator enriched with Metamarker. The growing need to produce also items for social, ondemand or other platforms in no-time while it happens made us develop MetaMarker. First used in BigBrother in NL and within the year also for many other shows and formats of several major production companies.
This week we can announce that the FilmPartners development team made MetaMarker also work with Blackmagic Resolve and Grass Valley Edius. Learn more on what it can bring you and contact the FilmPartners team
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Media Choice relocated its main Service Operations division from Naaldwijk to Hilversum.
Media Choice's Service Operation Center currently manages hundreds of playout and contributed (fiber or satellite) lineair signals and the processing of numerous non-lineair contentfiles. These to be distributed to broadcasters, Satellite uplink and /or (Cable/OTT) lineair TV or VOD platforms.
The combined live center will also remotely monitor and support systems and operations of international productions for FilmPartners and other partner companies.
"The clientele, projects and services of the companies in the Media Choice group overlaps and strengthens one another more than ever. This makes it sense to combine these division in the same building that already homes FilmPartners in Hilversum for years." "Our building currently known as Oscar Romero Studios will be redecorated, extended and branded as the Media Partners' Studios and Media Center" Marvin Kooij COO/CDO explains
Language of Love, produced by 2LE Media and a format like Love Island, also of ITV was shot last summer and start airing by end of January.
The Uk crew (also producing Love Island) was empowered by the FilmPartners technology as used for realityshows with more PTZs and less traditional PSC (as the UK crew names those manned shoulder) cameras.
Big Brother for Netherlands and Belgium starts again and is promoted as such. The controlroom as such was updated with extra gamecontrol, new software updates for MetaMarker (marking directly in Avid), Visionmixer (with a bigger multiviewer), workflow, intercom and new features for the show- and lightcontrol.
Have a look in the renewed Big Brother house in Amsterdam from where both the Dutch/Flemish version is aired again.
Another series of BigBrother run succesfully. The 100 days show ran after it was redecorated back for Big Brother from House of Fame in between. Awaiting another series or use for another format for greek or international formats we have partly derigged the set.
Any interest to use this facility for your production as (almost) ready to use set, please contact us.
FilmPartners has taken it's latest Reality-van in XXL version in use. Build for productions with extreme cameracounts (100+) and/or recording of tens of ISO channels like demanding Realityshows or military & security exercises
The XXL version was designed to facilitate Realityshows like First Dates Hotel (>100 cameras), Last one Laughing (tens of channels ISO recording). The first use of this new XXL Reality trailer's was for Language of Love, a production for 2LE-Media and an ITV format like Love Island.
With it's one of a kind featureset it triggered also interest for use for registration and analytics of other XXL events like festivals and military/security excercises.
Interest the FilmPartners ready-to-go fly away sets (up to 16 cameras), Reality Express (36 cameras), the Reality-van XL (up to 60 cameras), Reality container (up to 64 cameras), and this extreme Reality-van XXL (up to 120 cameras) please contact us.
Like last year again Grande Fratello has been succesfully extended. During the Covid period we were able to keep producing a show that has been a great success in Italy for more than 2 decades.
Again we updated and prepared the GF set in Italy with more storage, fiber based centralized signalrouting and the latest of our unique VisionMixer software, this to be ready to keep facilitating GF again.
FilmPartners has aquired another 8 Ikegami Studio Cameras. This to extend its pool of 24 studiocamerachains. All currently in use as studiocameras for The Farm in Greece or so called manned ring-cameras for Big Brother Portugal, Big Brother Greece and Grande Fratello in Italy.
"We choose Ikegami cameras because of it known picture quality and ability to match seamlessly with our 500+ Panasonic robotic cameras" CTO Pieter Hornix stated.
FilmPartners has expanded its rental pool of Panasonic PTZ cameras....In 2021 we reached the magic number of having more than 500 of these UHD Robot camera's in use at several projects..
update June 2021: With the upcoming Tsunami of Realityshows we are to faciltate now that the (production) world opens up after Covid, we are ordering even more Panasonic PTZ cameras. After re-evaluating also other known as well as new-manufacturers we are still convinced that the Panasonic PTZ are our choice for the future. The unknown zoomrange, capability to control and sublime picture quality keep convincing our choice