Brazil’s O2 Post is installing 80 DaVinci Resolve licenses and three DaVinci Resolves, forming one of the largest DaVinci Resolve workflows in the world.
O2 Post originally launched to serve O2 Filmes subsidiaries, and now handles projects for all types of Brazilian and international productions with more than 100 professionals on staff and 8,500sqm of creative space located in São Paulo. With the new installation, all of the projects coming out of O2 will be graded using DaVinci Resolve.
DaVinci Resolve has become a central part of O2 Post’s production and post production workflow, and O2 colourists, editors, VFX artists, producers, directors and clients will be able to view and collaboratively work with DaVinci Resolve files anywhere in the facility.
The ongoing installation includes three DaVinci Resolve colour correction suites and 77 DaVinci Resolve licenses running on Mac and Windows systems. All of these are connected via a facility wide SAN, with unique databases set up for different projects and with up to 40 people able to share a single project at the same time.
O2 Post general manager Paulo Barcellos has designed and managed the building of the new infrastructure: “O2 was a pioneer in shooting digital, but our post facility housed large scale solutions that were not a natural fit with digital, and this complicated the workflow. It was a bottleneck that left very little room to expand. You could not see colour grading unless you were the artist working on the project, you were in the colour grading room or someone rendered out a file and sent it to you. Turning Resolve into the centre of our post production workflow and basing everything around Macs offer us better features, collaboration and performance that is actually three times faster than our previous system.”
So far, 14 seats of DaVinci Resolve Software have been installed along with the three colour correction suites, with the full installation of all 80 systems planned for completion by end of 2015.