Cutting Edge Post is hoping to make direct-to-disk acquisition more cost-effective by introducing a new multi-camera capture and storage technology.

Slingshot combines the BBC R&D-developed Ingex acquisition technology with Cutting Edge Post’s own content management suite software.

It utilises the Ingex background transfer engine to ensure that acquired material is mirrored to another storage location moments after capture.

Slingshot provides four channels per server and native support for Avid MXF and Final Cut Pro MOV files.

Cutting Edge Post managing director Michael Burton said: “Direct-to-disk can provide huge savings but it must be done right, or you run the risk of losing material.”

Ingex won the Raising the Bar award at the 2009 RTS Innovation Awards.

Cutting Edge Post’s logging and proxy review suite has been used on I’m a Celebrity…(pictured), Hell’s Kitchen and Soapstar Superstar.

Slingshot will be on display on stand E38 at Broadcast Video Expo 2010 (16-18 February).