First UK sale for Avid S6 control surface24 February 2014
Bristol-based post-production facility Films at 59 has taken delivery of the UK’s first Avid S6 control surface as part of a company switch to a fully integrated Avid content creation infrastructure.
Gina Fucci, managing director of Films at 59 says, “With ever-decreasing budgets, faster turnaround times and the need for producers to find money across territories to fund a project, we needed an agile workflow based on open and tightly integrated solutions.
“With the innovative and intuitive Avid S6 at the heart of our workflow, we can be more creative, yet less labour intensive, enabling us to grow our business.”
Films at 59’s new audio production infrastructure combines Avid Pro Tools and the S6 console into its existing Media Composer and ISIS shared storage video content creation workflow.
“Through extensive testing we’ve found Avid solutions to be the most reliable, while their compatibility with third-party applications and robust, high-speed central media storage deliver significant time and cost savings,” adds Fucci. “With shared storage, the ability for productions to share audio and vision, and the flexibility to pick up a mix in any room to accommodate schedule changes are tremendous benefits.”
“Films at 59 was the first UK facility to adopt our ISIS 5000 shared storage solution, and is once again leading the way with its investment in our S6 modular and customisable control surface,” says Tim Hurrell, director of EMEA Audio at Avid.
Purchased through Avid Elite reseller, Digital Garage, Films at 59 plans to add additional Avid S6 consoles to its workflow later in 2014.