The Soho facility has spent the money on six Digidesign Pro Tools systems, two Avid Nitris HD editing systems, a Da Vinci 2K Plus colour corrector and controller and has upgraded its second C-Reality to also run high definition in response to increasing demand for HD services.
Managing director Keith Williams said: 'We have planned and made these investments in order to get aggressive in the documentary, archive and restoration markets. Long-form producers are increasingly looking for high-definition services and, with Ascent Media Management Services, we will be able to offer an unrivalled 16 and 35mm restoration package to the archive market.'
Williams admitted that the company's current HD telecine has been running at capacity forcing them to farm out work to fellow Ascent Media company Rushes.
St Anne's is currently working on BBC1's Monarch of the Glen and new Channel 4 drama series NY-LON.