Tyrell posts wins with Envy + Prime Focus19 September 2012
Tyrell has won significant deals with leading post facilities Envy and Prime Focus. It will provide Envy with Avid ISIS shared storage systems and Media Composer editing software for the facility’s new 7,000sq ft. premises at Windmill Street. The supplier will also install and support Avid systems for Prime Focus as part of a contract the facility has with Red Bee Media.
Envy is due to open its fifth location in London at the beginning of October in a £1.5m expansion that will provide it with 24 new offline edit suites. As Envy’s Avid partner, Tyrell supplied and installed 57 Media Composer Mojo DX systems on HP Z800 workstations connected to two 64TB ISIS 5000 shared storage systems.
The new facility will house 24 of the new Media Composer systems running on an ISIS 5000 system with the remainder of the Avids being deployed across Envy’s other premises. This investment brings the facility’s offline capacity to more than 100 Avid rooms across the five buildings. One of the first series to be post-produced at the new site will be Top Gear, a recent win for Envy. “A variety of factors have prompted the expansion, including increased client demand and also our appointment as one of the BBC’s preferred suppliers of post services for its current affairs output. Having worked closely with Tyrell on previous Avid projects we were always confident that they would supply us with equipment to the highest standards,” said Envy Managing Director Dave Cadle (pictured).
Tyrell is also supplying Avid systems to Prime Focus, for its post services contract with Red Bee Media. Earlier this year Prime Focus was appointed to provide on-site editing, captioning and audio services to Red Bee Media to support its creative work for clients including the BBC and UKTV.
Tyrell supplied six Avid Media Composer Nitris DX systems with AVC Intra and GenArts Sapphire Plug-ins and five Avid Media Composer Mojo DX systems, all running on HP Z800 machines. The 11 Avid suites were installed at a new facility at Red Bee Media’s Broadcast Centre in West London to enable it to create and finish more than 5,000 promotional items each year.
“Investing in Avid and GenArts solutions has enabled Red Bee Media to improve both workflow efficiencies and overall production quality,” commented Prime Focus’ Head of Operations,Andrew Condie. “Tyrell worked closely with our project team Absolute CAD for the efficient delivery and successful integration of the solutions within a tight timeframe.”
“These deals prove there is positive growth in both offline and online solutions in the UK market and that once again Avid is foremost in our customer’s minds when making the decision to invest in new technology,” added Tyrell MD, Mark Lynn.