A £200,000 Smoke will be added to the facility next month to allow the company to cover a wider range of broadcast projects and attract greater levels of high-definition work. The new system will be operated by TSI's current editors, many of whom are already up to speed with the Discreet system.
TSI managing director Simon Kanjee told Broadcast that bookings had already been taken for the Smoke even though it has yet to be installed. He added that the company could be employing more people in 'late autumn or early spring' to cover demand.
The sale of a Smoke to TSI marks the first time that a Discreet editing product has been sold through Tyrell - traditionally associated with Avid - following the firm's recent appointment as a Discreet systems reseller.
Meanwhile, TSI has added animation to its roster of services by establishing a dedicated in-house 3D department based around Discreet's 3ds max, Bryce, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and Realviz image processing technology. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry made the sale and will support the systems. The lead animator is Simon Allen who has joined from Molinare.