Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
03/12/2004

New Leeds postproduction facility invests in Discreet smoke

Discreet has won an order for its smoke editing and finishing system from new postproduction company, VTR North Ltd.
Located in the centre of Leeds, the facility is set to open its doors in January 2005.
VTR North is a partnership agreement between Carl Walters, formerly senior editor at Leeds-based production company Mezzo Studios, and VTR Media Services Ltd. The company wil provide video and 3D post facilities as well as dubbing, radio and voice-over services.
VTR North has purchased Discreet’s smoke system on the Intel-based IBM IntelliStation Z Pro workstation running Linux for one of its two edit suites. The smoke system supports VTR North’s core business in the commercials and TV title sequences market.
"The relationship with VTR Media Services means that we can offer clients a full package from telecine through editing to grading and graphics," said Walters. "It will be the first facility to be based in the city centre of Leeds and will be SD/HD capable.
“I saw smoke and decided that it’s the best system available and the best route for us. The smoke system has an amazing toolset and we expect it to attract a lot of clients. It also offers an easy upgrade path and, being a software product, its flexibility means we can keep our cost of ownership to a minimum.”
Discreet’s smoke system was sold to VTR North by authorised Discreet reseller, XTFX, and will be installed before the end of the year.
(GB)
Promotion Hire

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

05/02/2016
Dolby Selects Baselight X System
Dolby has taken delivery of one of the first Baselight X systems, FilmLight have announced. Baselight X has been designed for the most demanding proje
15/04/2002
Soho-based VTR purchases Trilogy Broadcast system
VTR plc, based in Soho, have become the first company to purchase and install Trilogy Broadcast's new Mercury IP Communications system – enabling all
03/02/2016
HHB Installs Recording System At UHI
A music production recording system has been supplied and installed by HHB Communications at the Alness campus of North Highland College. The college
13/01/2016
Riedel System Selected For YTV Upgrade
Riedel Communications' Artist intercom system has been selected by Japan's Yomiuri Telecasting Corporation (YTV). The system has been installed at the
11/01/2016
Sixty's Ease Live Integrates With Ross Video System
Sixty has confirmed that its interactive graphics solution, Ease Live, is now fully integrated with Ross Video's broadcast graphics system Xpression a
07/01/2016
Big Ten Chooses Revolabs' Executive Elite System
Revolabs has confirmed its next-generation Executive Elite wireless microphone system has been integrated into a large multi-purpose meeting space in
09/02/2016
LiveU Technology Deployed Across North Atlantic
LiveU has revealed its technology has been deployed by public broadcasters of Iceland (RUV), the Faroe Islands (KFV), and Greenland (KNR), to increase
15/12/2015
Riedel Intercom System Used For 'Star Wars' Experience
Earlier this year, Riedel Communications' Artist digital matrix intercom system was utilised in Secret Group's Secret Cinema presents 'Star Wars: The
06/09/2006
VTR Group Announces 'Centres Of Excellence' On Rebranding As Prime Focus UK
VTR Group plc has released details of the progress it is making to re-position as a global post production market leader, following the recent purchas
12/12/2003
VTR appoint Sturgess to new post of Facility Director
Commercials and digital film postproduction facility VTR have appointed former advertising producer Kate Sturgess to the newly-created senior manageme
21/12/2012
Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Shipping
The new Autodesk Smoke 2013, professional video editing software is now shipping. "The anticipation for Smoke, since its thrilling announcement at the
26/05/2004
VTR complete work on BBC’s ‘Deep Blue’
Soho commercials and digital film post house VTR has completed landmark postproduction on ‘Deep Blue’, the 35mm feature-length ocean documentary now o
09/12/2004
Top South African postproduction facilities invest in Discreet systems
Discreet has won orders for its flame real-time visual effects design and compositing system and smoke editing and finishing system from two of South
05/02/2016
Abbey Road Launches New Services
Abbey Road has announced it is launching new and improved on-line mastering and mixing services. Through a rebuilt file-sharing interface that enables
01/02/2016
ERA Expands Cloud Services With New Archive Solutions
At BVE 2016 ERA, have planned to highlight its portfolio of cloud services and unveil new hosted storage solutions for content management and long-ter