Azimuth Post Production has completed a£275,000 refurbishment of its D'Arblay Street facility.

The building, formerly occupied by Resolution, has been re-wired for high definition and now features a Digital Vision Nucoda HD grading system and a new machine room with a 72 x 144 Blackmagic HD router.

The space released by re-locating the machine room has been used to create four suites that can be reconfigured as online, offline or graphics suites.

“We wanted to add more capacity to the building and bring it up to date,” explained director of post-production Neil Hatton.

“We now have an integrated HD facility that is future-proof with all suites being able to work in HD whenever we need them to.”

Azimuth now has 12 multi-purpose editing suites capable of running Avid Adrenaline, Symphony Nitris, DS Nitris or Smoke. It also has three audio dubbing suites.

The Nucoda will be used shortly on the ORTV production Classroom Killers for Discovery US.

Meanwhile, Paul Ballard previously of China Blue, Berwick Post and The Station has been appointed as Azimuth's sales manager.

Azimuth, opened in summer 2008, is privately owned by an independent Middle Eastern businessman. It provides finishing services for broadcast, commercials and corporate.