Sundog was established in 2013.
Sundog Media Toolkit is a 100% cloud based software platform for feature film and broadcast television post production and mastering.
Founded by Chris Ralph and Richard Welsh, Sundog has its grounding firmly in servicing the needs of Hollywood level cinema and television production. In its first software release, Sundog supported UHD, high frame rate, 3D processing and more. Sundog strives to remain ahead of the technology curve through constant development and deployment of new cutting edge media processing tools.
Embracing the power of public cloud, Sundog provides a massively scalable platform. We support a family of in-house and third party software, including many cutting edge tools that are exclusively made available in Sundog Media Toolkit.
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Richard Welsh is co-founder and CEO of Sundog Media Toolkit Ltd. He is Vice President of Education on the board of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and chairs Hollywood Post Alliance's HPA Tech Retreat UK.
Richard has worked in the media industry since 1999. He has been involved in various technology development work during this time, primarily in digital cinema and is named on patents in the area of visual perception of 3D. He set up Sundog in 2013 and along with colleague Christian Ralph created the Sundog cloud platform, a scalable virtual post-production system aimed at high end broadcast and movie production.
Richard has previously held positions as Head of Digital Cinema Operations at Technicolor, Director of Digital Cinema at Dolby Laboratories.
Richard holds a BSc (Hons) in Media Technology and an honorary Doctor of Technology degree from Southampton Solent University.
Chris Ralph is co-founder and CTO of Sundog Media Toolkit Ltd. He has worked in the media industry since 2002. He has been focused on technology development and operations during this time. Chris developed solutions and patents in the area of visual perception of stereoscopic 3D and object placement in stereoscopic 3D.
Chris was formerly at Dolby Laboratories where he held positions including Film Sound Consultant and Senior Mastering Engineer, Digital Cinema Services. At Dolby, Chris was responsible for their UK mastering and distribution infrastructure as well as developing innovative workflows for versioning and distribution of international theatrical releases.
While at Dolby, Chris developed and deployed a number of content software systems including Dolby's web platform for managing the mastering, online QC and delivery of advertising content to cinemas across the UK.
Chris holds a BEng (Hons) in Electroacoustics from the University of Salford, Manchester.
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Sundog Media Toolkit LTD is a company registered in England and Wales.
Registered number: 8779471. VAT number: GB 194003917.
Registered office: 43-45 Devizes Rd, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 4BG