Two more post facilities have signed up for the new version of Avid's DS finishing system, which launched last month.

Following a deal with The Farm, Root6 has secured a sale of version 10 to Platform Post Production.

The D'Arblay Street facility will take delivery of the new kit after IBC with Root6 supplying and installing the system.

Platform Post Production recently took on creative director John Cryer, an enthusiastic DS fan who has worked on seven versions of the system since its introduction ten years ago.

Formerly of Skaramoosh and The Joint, Cryer anticipates that the new system will help the facility achieve faster results in render-intensive long form HD projects.

Meanwhile, Birmingham based HD Heaven has upgraded to DS v10. The facility, run by Tony Quinsee-Jover, has two Avid DS systems and is a DS beta tester

Quinsee-Jover said DS v10 is “another level up from a speed point of view.”

He also pointed out the LUT improvements, support for AVC-Intra and real-time secondary colour correction as plus points.

“The new real-time secondary colour correction feature is excellent and our clients love the grades we are able to add to their final product,” he said. “Overall, there are just loads of little extras and improvements that I keep stumbling upon - which are huge timesavers and just another example of how Avid has been really listening to the user base.”

Avid DS version 10 does away with the need for a Nitris accelerator box by utilising the power of the host computer. A turnkey system including storage, monitor and software costs around£37,000.