Evolutions is investing£1m in new editing, audio and grading equipment and plans to centralise its machine room operations.

The post house will replace old Avid Meridien systems throughout the company with 20 Media Composer Nitris DX systems and a Symphony Nitris DX. It will also add a 32 terabyte Avid Unity ISIS shared storage system.

A Digidesign Icon digital audio console, bought from reseller Scrub, will be installed in a new 5.1 sound suite at Great Pulteney Street alongside a new Baselight HD grading system from Filmlight. An existing Baselight Four will be upgraded.

The post facility also plans to have just one machine room for its five sites, creating a “media hub” in Great Pulteney Street.

Utilising the dark fibre that links Evolutions' facilities, the hub will allow digitising and ingest to be done from anywhere but will mean that the media is kept in the one place.

This will make it easier for projects to be done concurrently in different buildings and allow machine room staff to concentrate on other technical tasks.

Evolutions managing director Simon Kanjee said that the new systems and upgrades will “offer clients a more flexible workflow, plus the ability to work with mixed native resolutions”.

The equipment will be delivered in the next couple of weeks with the new set-up installed by Evolutions engineers and operational within a month. The deal was signed at IBC.

Evolutions' credits include The Apprentice, The F-Word and Top Gear.