1 January 2005
N E W S R E L E A S E
London, UK, 26 January 2005 : Film specialist, TMR, part of the VTR Media Services Group has completed telecine and picture grading on rare archive footage dating from the early 1900s. The collection of original film negatives was discovered in 1994, stored in barrels in the basement of a shop in Blackburn, and has recently been restored by the British Film Institute (bfi). The footage, shot by famous cinematographers Mitchell and Kenyon, portrayed everyday life in Edwardian Britain and is the subject of an ongoing BBC2 documentary as well as a 70 minute HD film.
Established in 1991, TMR has over 13 years’ experience of providing specialist restoration, digitisation, DVD authoring and telecine to the film, television, corporate and entertainment markets. It offers clients highly experienced operators with cutting edge technology.
Within TMR there are two key divisions. TMR Digital (formerly Clipstream) provides full DVD authoring and encoding facilities to media companies. It also reaches out into the wider corporate and blue chip market through its design, build and integration of customised digital asset management and website services.
TMR is the archive and restoration specialist, providing a full suite of optical and digital video and film restoration services at either SD or HD resolutions. It also includes London’s only traditional film treatment centre, as well as full feature film mastering and duplication facilities.
Clients include BFI, IWM, TWI, Pathé, Shed, HIT Entertainment, BBC Worldwide, BUFVC, British Movietone News, Getty Images and Walt Disney.
Please visit www.themachineroom.co.uk for more information.
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Rob Ettridge or Maria Ogunlaja at Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7434 2950