ACB is a production company that creates audiovisual programmes from concept to finished product. The enterprise was founded by Bart van Sinderen in 1983. Since then, assignments have been carried out for both foreign and domestic clients. Our work is delivered in compliance with the highest television standard: Digital Betacam, HD cam and 4K. ACB has all recording and editing facilities in-house which guarantees excellent service and quality. The fact that we are not obliged to outsource work and create the product in-house from start to finish enables us to maintain flexibility and saves both time and money. ACB Wommels has a history that spans more than a quarter of a century.
Hundreds of programmes have been produced for television broadcasting companies, the commercial sector, music programmes, documentaries, entertainment programmes, etc.
In addition to the broadcasting companies in Hilversum, Holland, ACB Wommels is one of the few companies in the Netherlands that uses Digital Betacam, HD cam and 4K which guarantees optimum technical quality. ACB also utilizes: several Ikegami cameras for 16 x 9 wide screen recording, 2 fully equipped editing suites, a spacious recording studio and the most up-to-date editing, effects and colour correction equipment. The investment required for this top quality equipment exceeded one million Euros.
The technical quality determines the degree to which you can use the images, e.g. for high quality DVD programs, now and also in the future. ACB Wommels BV uses High-end DVD systems. An investment of more than 300,000 Euros in DVD and Blu-Ray encoding and authoring equipment has enabled us to acquire a system of which 80% of the films that you buy or hire are produced.This system is used by all the major Multimedia producers in Hollywood. Our formatting engine creates disks with the highest operating efficiency.This formatting engine and the unique multiplex method greatly accelerate navigation in the finished product. Our DVD systems are versatile and offer DVD options that are available nowhere else.Our real-time variable bitrate encoder creates the highest possible (SDI) MPEG2 files for DVD and MPEG4 for Internet. We work with all television standards - PAL, NTSC, SECAM, PALM, etc. The DVDs and Blu-Ray’s that we produce are sold in almost every country in the world.
We encode audio to Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and/or Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS (Digital Theatre Systems) digital surround 5.1.We also use normal Stereo, Dolby digital 5.1 and DTS surround 5.1. Encoding is possible from any video format although Digital Betacam is preferred. A completely digitally mastered programme (as produced at ACB Wommels BV) guarantees higher image quality, and this is of particularly great importance for DVD applications. Our DVD workstations, with broadcast digital (SDI) inputs and outputs, are equipped with special image processing software, and there are a number of authoring software packages installed for internet, DVD and Blu-Ray presentations.Our DLT mastering enables us to produce DVDs and Blu-Ray’s in bulk.