Raw Cut Television will install a second Avid DS finishing system this month as part of a move that will see the Road Wars indie do the majority of its editing and finishing in-house.

The version 10 system will be added to Raw Cut's second facility in Greek Street and will be put to work on the 6 x 60-minute Police Interceptors - Special Edition for Five, a ob-doc series following officers using rally cars to stop road crime.

This latest kit purchase follows the installation of four Avid Nitris DX systems and a first Avid DSv10 and fulfills the company's ambition to end the outsourcing of most of its post-production work.

“It makes good sense in the current climate to bring as much as we can in-house,” explained Raw Cut co-founder Steve Warr. “We've bought the kit that our clients prefer to use and the whole operation will consequently be more streamlined.”

Raw Cut Television is run by crime and reality producers Warr and Bill Rudgard. The company is behind Sky One's Road Wars, the latest 21 x 60-minute series of which is currently in production.

The integration of the new kit, together with all necessary peripherals, will be done by the systems integration arm of Root6. The Soho-based reseller is also providing the equipment and technical support.