Offline editing and audio post facilities get major hardware update

StormHD has invested £100k in a facility-wide refresh of its 10 offline edit suites and ProTools audio rooms.

The Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden based post-production house has updated its Media Composer edit suites to HP Z4 workstations with Nvidia Quadro P2000 graphics cards ­– designed for “demanding visual computing workflows,” says Nvidia – and 32GB memory.

The workstations are “a perfect fit for the latest release of Avid software and will provide enhanced performance across the entire facility’s offline offering,” says StormHD.

The workstations were supplied and prepped by media reseller Altered Images supplied and prepped the systems.

Paul Ingvarsson, co-owner of StormHD said: “These Z4 systems are incredibly rapid and can easily cope with multiple streams of full resolution media, which is perfect for our strategy of employing a full resolution workflow across our projects.”

New Mac hardware has also gone into StormHD’s audio rooms to run ProTools 12, along with 65-inch LG OLED displays. An Avid S3 desk has also been installed in one of the facility’s studios. The audio installation was completed by HHB.

Dubbing Mixer and co-owner Tim Wheeler said: “The new Mac hardware along with ProTools 12 has proved to be a major improvement to our workflow. We can now directly connect to the pictures from our finishing suites, but the most impressive revelation is mixing to the graded pictures on the LG screens. The clients love the consistency in picture quality across all of the suites.”