After a rigorous tender process the ERTU in Egypt has awarded a contract to Gee Broadcast Systems for eight Alacrity Editors and two Geevs servers. The Alacrity MR offers multi-resolution support and allows the editing of mixed format material in the same project.
The edit suites, configured with support for MXF and Sony XDCam, also provide fast editing with shared material and projects. The Lightworks console provides an efficient user interface and facilities are also provided for voice-over. Each Alacrity editor is based on a Dual processor dual core workstation and has the Inscriber Titlemotion CG and Combustion effects software installed. Using the Sharknet Gigabit networking allows each pair of Alacrity editors to share their own storage and that of a central NAS store. Archiving facilities are provided with the NAS store.
The Geevs SD servers will be connected to the Alacrity editing system by the Sharknet network to provide easy sharing of material. The Geevs servers provide ingest and playout facilities to compliment the editing suites.