The upgrade of our existing 10 Media Composer edit suites to the latest HP Z4 workstations with P2000 graphics cards and 32GB memory are a perfect fit for the latest release of Avid software and will provide enhanced performance across the entire facility’s offline offering connecting to Storm’s 100TB Avid shared storage.
Storm Co-owner Paul Ingvarsson says
“These Z4 systems are incredibly rapid and can easily cope with multiple streams of full resolution media which is perfect for our strategy of employing a full resolution workflow across our projects. Combined with our multiple Avid shared storage systems we can also load balance complicated multi camera edits to provide the best experience in the edit suites – the editors will certainly notice a difference!”
Alongside the upgrade of the editing suites Storm has seen a considerable upgrade of its mixing studios. Brand new hardware running ProTools 12 has been installed in both studios which improves collaboration with the picture finishing team and the latest version of Media Composer. Storm’s remote studio also saw the addition of the Avid S3 desk and Protools Dock. Both suites have also been furnished with 65 inch LG OLED screens that can be accurately matched to the pictures provided by the picture finishing team. This completes Storm’s vision of a unified full resolution workflow from a project’s arrival through to delivery.
Storm Dubbing Mixer and Co-owner Tim Wheeler says
“The new Mac hardware along with ProTools 12 has proved to be a major improvement to our workflow, we can now directly connect to the pictures from our finishing suites, but the most impressive revelation is mixing to the graded pictures on the LG screens – The clients love the consistency in picture quality across all of the suites!”