ITV-owned facility Post @ The London Studios has gone live with a new£1m Cinegy tapeless workflow and desktop editing system.

Cinegy will allow members of a production team to create rough edits on their desktops before transferring files onto an Avid system for craft editors to complete.

The first show to use the new kit is an ITV1 factual programme called Total Emergency which is in the early stages of production.

According to ITV project manager Paul Drewett, the system will eventually save time and money in the offline post-production process.

Drewett told Broadcast: “This system has huge capability. It brings production and post-production much closer together - the story-telling can start as soon as the first rushes are in the system.”

The department has spent more than£1m investing in Cinegy and a new Avid Unity Isis, along with upgrades to 12 Adrenalines and six Symphony Nitris.

Cinegy enables ingested rushes and line feeds to be available to ITV production teams throughout its South Bank offices. The system can be used for all production genres as long as they follow the conventional “shoot, view and edit” workflow.

It is particularly well suited to factual docs, which shoot a lot of footage and will benefit from any cost savings. Content is ingested into the system by edit assistants which means post producers can avoid the traditional digitisation process. It also means that in some circumstances productions can bypass the auto conform stage.

A production team can view, log, search and organise content from their desktops and, making the system truly collaborative, Cinegy also allows full control over access to rushes.

Cinegy is a combination of bespoke software and standard Cinegy Media Desktop components, all running on standard IT hardware.