Editworks goes Native with Pro Tools

UK post-production house Editworks has installed an Avid Pro Tools HD Native suite in its London facility to meet what is says is increased demand for audio production from clients, writes Kevin Hilton. The company works on both entertainment and factual TV programmes.
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UK post-production house Editworks has installed an Avid Pro Tools HD Native suite in its London facility to meet what is says is increased demand for audio production from clients, writes Kevin Hilton. The company works on both entertainment and factual TV programmes, including Harry Hill's TV Burp, Eggheads and the forthcoming Perisher: Do or Die, which was the first project to use the new audio room. Editworks has 13 Avid editing rooms at its premises in Charlotte Street, Soho and another nine at a facility in Glasgow, with networking through a main ISIS storage server. Head of sound Adrian Smith says any new audio system had to be an industry standard for openness, customer acceptance and ease of use. "Pro Tools HD Native fits the bill," comments Smith. "Not only is it easy to install and straightforward to use but it also opens up a whole range of creative possibilities through the new Artist Series controllers." The system was used on the four-part reality documentary series Perisher: Do or Die, which follows young naval officers hoping to become commanders of nuclear submarines. "This is a high-octane series with intense audio special effects and fast-paced dialogue," explains Smith. "It needed the full audio treatment - from sound effects to plug-ins to voice-over and clean-up. Pro Tools handled it all." From adventures under the high seas the Pro Tools suite moves on to the latest look at the car crash life of model and business woman Katie Price. Katie will run on Sky Living HD. www.editworks.co.uk

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