Light Iron hosted an open house at their new 10,000 square foot facility located in the Archlight complex in Hollywood. CEO and founder Michael Cioni gave a presentation in their large 27′ theater going over their products and services and giving a glimpse of what’s in store for the future. Michael is incredibly forward thinking and the entire team at Light Iron is as friendly and knowledgable as they come.

Read on for a recap of what Michael went over in his presentation titled, Periodic Table of Post: Elements

OUTPOST
- mobile on-site data laboratory
- available in 2D and 3D configurations
- data backup
- 1-light color and convergence
- audio syncing
- transcoding

LILY PAD
- on set color creative suite
- 35% smaller than Outpost
- 50% lighter than Outpost
- up to 27Tb

SHOE BOX
- 4 drive desktop RAID
- 6TB to 12TB
- MINI SAS connector
- up to 30gb min
- intended for transport and archive.
- developed with MAXX Digital

MEDIA VAULT
- 8 drive rack mount RAID
- 24-48 tb
- up to 50 gb min
- developed with MAXX Digital

COMMAND POST
- processing multi-manager software
- bundled w Outpost
- tracks data
- manages tasks

LiVE PLAY
- automated digital playback and on-set collaboration tool
- lets users view, share, and comment on clips from an iPad
- available for the App Store 

CHRONICLE
- wireless database entry tool
- database export tool
- track people / assets

TODAILIES
- HD dailies playback app
- create playlists of dailies
- wirelessly transmit from outpost
- export EDL or MOV

OUTPOST UNIVERSITY
- three hour course
- intro to file-based workflow
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays

QUALITY ASSURANCE
- room with consumer level devices, LCDs and Plasmas to allow clients to view DI as it will be seen on home devices.

DI
- 2 theaters equipped for 3D
- 4K
- 4 Quantel Pablos
- network DI backbone
- 3 theaters: 27′ 16′ and 9′
- Light Iron has done two 4K 3D projects which generated  1.8GB per second of data.

DCP
- encrypted and unencrypted
- DCDMs
- DSMs

LARGE SCREEN
- offering DCP evaluation at Archlight
- Archlight’s largest screen is 76′

Light Iron will always be looking to the future
- moving towards fully linnear DI using OpenEXR
- upgrading the smart slate so that meta data entered on slate goes to camera and everywhere and there’s no need to re-enter data

TOTAL CODE
- Enhancing Timecode IDs
- unlimited characters for an additional unique identifier
- goes on top of standard time code