Prime Focus has upgraded the hardware and software used by its broadcast audio department.

All seven of the post facility’s audio suites at its Old Compton Street base have been upgraded to version 10 of Avid Pro Tools.

The hardware in each suite has also been “substantially” upgraded, with Intel-powered Mac Pro machines supported with ProTools HDX processing cards. 

“New reverb and speaker emulation plugins Altiverb 7XL and Speakerphone 2 dramatically expand creative choices for our drama and shortform clients,” said Prime Focus Broadcast head of audio Ben Hooper (pictured).

“The purchase of Titan reconforming software has made international reversions much faster than previously possible.”

Each suite at Prime Focus now includes a 256 track mixing capacity and improved playback of reference media and QuickTime formats.

Prime Focus Broadcast has also completed the upgrade of a third studio suite to Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound and purchased SurCode for Dolby E.

Prime Focus Broadcast head of group operations Andrew Condie added: “This series of upgrades really places us at the forefront of the industry both in terms of hardware and software.”