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Audio Post Production Is Key To The Mix Cont.
previous financing from the subcontinent into existing post companies. The initial £10 million investment from the Indian High Ground Enterprises film production and finance group, together with unnamed investors, has covered the building of two audio suites, plus a voice booth, and a grading room. The non-linear recording and processing system used at Rain is Avid (formerly Digidesign) Pro Tools HD. This also features at UNIT; chief executive Adam Luckwell observes the workstation has become “almost the industry standard”, particularly for TV post work. “The Pro Tools won hands down because it’s what the clients wanted,” he commented last year, explaining why the system was selected for UNIT. Pro Tools was originally aimed at the music recording market and soon caught on because of its record, integral mixing and editing capability. During the late 1980s and into the ‘90s the AMS Neve AudioFile, DAR and Lexicon Opus digital audio workstations (DAWs) began to be adopted for post work as digital began to push tape out of the picture. When Avid took over Digidesign it started to aim Pro Tools at the facilities market as well as music. This paid off as Pro Tools has finally replaced the AudioFile as the dominant non-linear system in post. Last year Avid introduced the Pro Tools|HDX workstation and Pro Tools 10 software. Pro Tools|HDX hardware features new DSP (digital signal processing) technology for faster operation, with up to five times the processing power of previous processor cards. Pro Tools HD 10 feature the AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) plug-in format, which improves management of workflows and shared sessions. It is also able to record and play back up to 256 audio tracks per card (with up to 768 tracks through three cards), a benefit in these days of hundreds of tracks being prepared for various mixes.

Room to mix at Goldcrest Post

2010, water overflowed from a Soho restaurant’s blocked drains into the two basement studios below. Chief Executive Keith Williams has also expanded Goldcrest’s audio offering to include a full range of services, from sound editing to ADR to Foley to dubbing. A clear sign of the importance of audio has been its prominence in new openings on the Soho post scene. UNIT Post was established in May 2006 as the first all Final Cut Pro facility in London. Since

then it has expanded into grading and audio. This eventually forced a move from its original premises and in February 2011 UNIT moved into a new building on Great Marlborough Street, which houses three audio suites as well as rooms for picture grading, editing and visuals effects design.

Digital Domain

Console Surfaces

In October last year Rain Post Production became the first Indian-financed facility to open from scratch in London, following

Although mixing can be controlled through the computer interface, sound engineers prefer a traditional mixing console, so Avid has
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Contents
Pictorvision Academy Award
The Ultimate Strategy to Win
Importance of Smooth Streaming
Sony Vegas Pro 11 GPU Speed Boost
Trilogy Communications Celebrates 25 years
CES 2012 Smarter Systems on Show
Vitec Videocom CEO Joop Janssen has the Answers
Space Saving 3D System
OpticamSWITCH Success at Swiss TV
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In Broadcast February 2012 - Pictorvision Academy Award
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In Broadcast February 2012 - Sony Vegas Pro 11 GPU Speed Boost
In Broadcast February 2012 - Trilogy Communications Celebrates 25 years
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In Broadcast February 2012 - CES 2012 Smarter Systems on Show
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In Broadcast February 2012 - Vitec Videocom CEO Joop Janssen has the Answers
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