The graphics team, lead by senior designer Matt Lawrence, now operate from a studio equipped with 8-Core Intel Macs on every workstation, each running Adobe CS3 creative suite software and a range of other tools including After Effects and Cinema 4D.
The new kit has already been used on an Anti-Smoking campaign video.
Meanwhile, Rushes' telecine capabilities have been bolstered by the acquisition of a da Vinci Systems Resolve R250 digital mastering suite complete with Impresario control interface for grading and DI finishing.
Rushes' colourists will now be able to, amongst other things: see the grading of a film or commercial in context; export individual shots to VFX rooms for matting; and ingest and grade image sequences at their native resolution, cutting out the need to transfer on to tape.
The Resolve suite will be used for commercials, long-form drama and music promos.
Rushes managing director Joce Capper said: “Rushes always strives to offer clients the highest level of client service and to always produce the best pictures possible and to do this we need to continue our investment in cutting edge hardware and software.”
Rushes provides animation, CG, titles, editing, DVD, telecine, visual effects and encoding services to the commercials, broadcast, film, corporate and promo markets.
Picture: Rushes visual effects work completed on the Dangerous Films series ‘Human Body: Pushing the Limits' for Discovery US.