Avid reveals first S6 customer in the UK

Films at 59 is the first UK facility to take on Avid’s new S6 control surface.

The Bristol-based firm provides location kit hire, workflow support and post for a range of independent producers and broadcasters. By investing in S6, Films at 59 is switching to a fully integrated Avid content creation infrastructure, allowing it to benefit from improved operational efficiency and seamless, faster collaboration across its TV projects, according to Avid.

“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,” said Gina Fucci, Films at 59 managing director.

The facility’s new audio production infrastructure, which combines Pro Tools and the S6, has been integrated into its current 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,” Fucci continued. “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.”

Tim Hurrell, director of EMEA audio at Avid, added: “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. Avid is the proven choice for industry professionals who rely on groundbreaking solutions to credibly solve the current and future demands of today’s challenging production environments and help them deliver higher quality, inspiring content to consumers.”

Purchased via Avid Elite reseller Digital Garage, Films at 59 is looking to add more S6 consoles to its workflow later in the year.

At BVE this week, Stuart Dyer, Films at 59’s operations manager, will deliver a speech on how the company plans to stay at the forefront of industry innovation through its partnership with Avid. The talk will take place at 12.30pm tomorrow (February 26th) on Avid’s booth (J62).

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