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Gravity Media invests in remote editing

Company makes significant kit and infrastructure investment to support remote and hybrid post production in post-Covid era

Gravity Media has made a significant investment into both hybrid and remote editing workflows, as well as extending the lease on its 50 edit room facility in London’s Soho.

The company says it has made the investment in order to facilitate the move to remote working, which is expected to continue once the UK reopens following lockdown.

The facility on Frith Street stores and supports premium episodic and feature-length content on premise. Editors are able to use Avid Media Composer running on HP hardware and Avid Nexis shared storage from their preferred location.

Leostream handles traffic from multiple cloud-based services, including Teradici, HP ZCentral, Amulet Hotkey and Windows Remote. Production teams can view their content in person at Gravity House, or remotely using Apple TV.

As part of its investment, Gravity Media has acquired Aumlet Hotkey DXZ4 Quad Zero Clients, DXH4 Quad Host Cards for PC and DXT-H4 Host Units for Mac, as well as HP ZCentral 4R 1U workstations and Sienna NDI streaming solutions.

“The positive reaction from our customers to the flexibility offered by remote working with us during the pandemic will see this trend develop into a more established hybrid model as restrictions ease,” said Meryl McLaren, director media services and facilities at Gravity Media EMEA. “It’s great to have the option to work from anywhere, but there are real creative advantages to be had when bringing people together again under one roof. The technology and infrastructure investments we’re making will further support this hybrid model and enable us to continue its long-term development.”