French media group CMC-Digimage has installed four Euphonix System 5 consoles in a newly opened post facility, Digimage-Cinema, located in the south of Paris.
Boasting what's said to be the biggest colour grading room in Europe, the new facility consists of two large stages each equipped with 56-fader Euphonix System 5 Hybrids dedicated to feature film mixing, and two smaller stages each equipped with 32-fader Euphonix System 5 Hybrids to be used for TV projects or to start film projects.
Serge Arthus, director of the project for Digimage, designed the facility's specifications, while systems integrator 44.1 delivered a complete turnkey installation. Identical A/V equipment and cabling, as well as a network of workstations including Pro Tools, Pyramix, and Vcube and the four Hybrid consoles, allow projects to be easy moved between rooms.
"The majority of French film mixers enjoy working on the System 5, finding the control surface and automation extremely intuitive and easy-to-use, so it just made sense to equip the new facility with four Euphonix System 5s," explained Arthus. "And from a business point of view, I find the reliability of the system and the level of customer support unrivalled."