Filmworkers starts real-time HD uplink service

Filmworkers Club inaugurated a fiber uplink service that facilitates the real-time delivery of HD commercials and other media to broadcasting destinations across the U.S. The service is being offered via Vyvx, operators of the country’s largest HD network.

The service can also be used to transmit standard definition video as well as audio media.

“This is a great option for clients who can’t wait for overnight delivery,” said Filmworkers president Reid Brody. “Their HD spot can be sent anywhere in the country within minutes.”

In its first application, Filmworkers transmitted 35 minutes of raw HD news footage to New York for Voom Networks’ HD News channel. The footage included material for a news story on the Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl run.

The uplink service can be used to electronically transmit HD media in virtually any format, including D5, HDCam and HDCamSR. Similarly, media can be of any resolution and at frame rates of 23.98 fps or 59.94.

Standard service includes transmission within one hour. With rush service, media can be transmitted within 15 minutes of its receipt by Filmworkers Club. Brody said he expects the service also will be expanded to sports, news and entertainment content.

The Filmworkers Club is located at 232 E. Ohio St.; phone, 312/664-9333 or visit