Post Magazine – ‘Psych’ setting the standard for digital workflow
SIM/Bling (www.simdigital.com/bling/blinghome.html) helped Psych go fully digital in 2010, after having successfully established file-based workflows for two other Universal Cable Productions programs, Suits and Covert Affairs. Three years down the line, the elements of that workflow remain largely unchanged. SIM provides the show with Arri Alexa camera packages (as well as Sony and GoPro cameras for specialized use), on-set graphics and playback services. Bling handles near-set dailies processing and data services.
Camera media is processed in the near-set lab, which includes the production of media for review, editorial, post and back-up. Editorial files and Final Cut Pro ProRes proxy format files are delivered via high speed Internet connection to the show’s editorial team, located 1,300 miles away in Manhattan Beach, CA. Editors can begin cutting new material in as little as a few hours after its shot.