London post-production company The Farm Group has completed what is being described as the biggest installation of Avid Pro Tools HDX workstations and 10 HD software in the UK, writes Kevin Hilton. The 12 systems have gone into three of the company's Soho facilities, which work on TV productions. The equipment was supplied by Avid reseller Scrub, HHB's post-production division, and was installed at The Farm in Soho Square, Home (dubbing theatre pictured) and Uncle Post. Installation work by the Farm's technical department and Scrub had to take place during a scheduling break between the two Simon Cowell talent show franchises for ITV, The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. Among the features that reportedly attracted the Farm to the Pro Tools HDX hardware and version 10 software were five times greater processing power for each card and the Channel Strip plug-in. Commenting on the installation Farm Group engineer Anthony Kirkland says, "Our daily workflow has benefited greatly from the significant new features and speed of the new Pro Tools HDX systems. There was a very tight turn around for this upgrade and Scrub worked with us to ensure we had a seamless transition.." Tina Wallace, sales manager at Scrub, adds, "For the past six months we have been carefully planning the delivery and installation of these systems, pre-approved and tested, into a small window of down-time between two of the UK's highest rated primetime shows. It's a pleasure to have been involved and to continue to support The Farm as they set a new standard for audio post." www.farmgroup.tv
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.