The west London facility will employ four full-time staff at Galena Road and will be linked to Rainbow's central London HQ with a wide area network which will enables digital files to be transferred internally at 1Gb per second and at 1Mb a second between offices. Projects offlined in Hammersmith can be sent to Ingestre Place for finishing on Quantel eQ.
The FCP machines are being used on a 20-part Naked ScienceNational Geographic series being made by Pioneer Productions in HD and Tornado,a Pioneer doc for C4. Rainbow managing director Nick Rogers told Broadcast: "With such huge storage supplied with each machine we can cope with HD revisions and uncompressed offline edits. The combination of FCP and Quantel is tremendously powerful."
Finishing at Rainbow Soho is Ginger TV's Jack Osbourne - Adrenaline Junkie, for ITV2.