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A cocktail of technical geeks, artists, tough coordinators and heavy machinery!

Nordisk Film ShortCut was founded in 1991 and today we are one of the leading post production facilitators in Scandinavia. Our roots extend back to 1906 when film producer Ole Olsen founded the first film company in the world – Nordisk Film.

ShortCut is located in a beautiful old building in the northern part of Copenhagen and further north we have offices in Oslo, Norway.

ShortCut is a one-stop post production house that has the technology and know-how to bring your footage to cinema and television screens. We can accommodate your every need – whether you are looking for someone to do simple reps and fixes, a partner to run the entire post production or anything in between.

Our long roster of titles includes work by internationally acclaimed directors including BAFTA nominee Nikolaj Arcel, two-time Academy Award nominee Joshua Oppenheimer, two-time BAFTA nominee Thomas Vinterberg, Academy Award winner Bille August, two-time Palme d’Or nominee Nicolas Winding Refn, Academy Award nominee and Palme d’Or winner Lars von Trier and most recently Academy Award nominee Martin Zandvliet.

We bring stories to life!

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Digital Post Production

Color Grading
As Scandinavia’s leading post production facilitator we offer color correction for all types of projects – from studio movies to small art films. Our color correction staff has a wide experience from both international and domestic productions. Our color correction department offers two theaters for cinema releases and two coloring suites for high-end television productions. Our flagship theater features a 6,5×4,0 m/20×13 foot screen, a 4K Baselight 2 and a 4K Christie projector. Our second theater features DaVinci software and panel and a 3,4×5,4 m/9×16 foot screen, 2K. For top-tier television drama we have a coloring suite equipped with DaVinci software and panel and a state of the art 42″ 2K Dolby monitor. For television coloring we also offer a suite equipped with DaVinci software and tangent panel, 24″ Sony HD monitor and tube. In our film transfer department we have an ARRI scanner which scans up to 6K to disc and a Spirit telecine with the DaVinci 2K that scans real-time in HD to tape or disc.

VFX
Headed up by our visual effects wizard Martin Madsen our VFX team always aims at seamlessly combining VFX with the cinematography, production design and 3D elements of the production. We believe that details are paramount in creating exciting visual effects whether you are taking an artistic or a realistic approach to the project. We strive to do as much research as possible for each shot in collaboration with the director and cinematographer. We are constantly making sure that our machinery is up-to-date and are always on the lookout for new technology.

Dailies
Our dailies department uses Pomfort-Silverstack witch is the most wide-ranging software for securety backup footage and ingesting data in a fast, organized, and transparent way. We do realtime playback from any digital formats in any resolution to ensure the best technical quality possible, as well as production safety.

Mastering
Our DVS Clipster eats SD, HD, 2K and 4K for breakfast with it’s real-time processing engine. Your production is in good hands as we provide industry standard delivery formats like DCP for cinema distribution, playout to tape formats like HDSR and Digibeta as well as digital files to spec for TV-stations delivery, web and various other distribution services. Finalized projects are always screened in our theater for quality control before leaving the house.

Online
Today’s online sessions are facing many challenges. Some of them being handling multiple codecs, aspect ratios, frame rates and colorspaces, and shows with multiple formats that require lots of converting and checking to make sure that the best quality is used in the final show. Our Online-editor takes the edit from the offline editor and conforms the full resolution footage to the offline cut, and makes your creative content ready for postproduktion.

Restoration
Our experienced and dedicated staff offers both analog and digital film restoration and preservation. With respect for the soul of the original material, we welcome the challenges of bringing old damaged film back to life on the screen. We recreate missing images and remove dust and scratches using state-of-the-art technical equipment. Depending on the job we use Spirit DataCine and Arriscan and our color correction systems range from DaVinci 2K+ over Lustre Incinerator to PF Clean.

Graphics
Your investors might become a little upset if you forgot to credit them!
Our graphic designer does title designs, end credits, title sequences and any kind of graphics your project needs – on or off the screen. It’s a fun sport finding that special font that exactly reflects your project and animating it.