The 12-terabyte Avid Unity system, worth£200,000, will become the hub for Clear Cut's 28 cutting rooms, four online suites and three dubbing theatres. The broadcast facility, which has worked on Horizonand Cosmetic Surgery Live, has also bought a DS Nitris HD and Sony HD decks with£100,000 of the fund slated to buy grading equipment.
The server will let production staff view footage, add metadata - such as helpful comments for the editor - and assemble edits on pcs at Clear Cut's building.
Company director Horacio Queiro said: "The four gigs breaks the barriers. Access from anything to do anything from anywhere in the building with enough bandwidth allowing jobs to be done at the same time."