The Edit Invests in Avid NEXIS | Pro storage and cutting edge workflows

The Edit is Brighton’s longest established full post production facility and the team are celebrating their tenth birthday this year.

They work with acclaimed directors on a diverse range of projects, from primetime TV programmes and commercials, to worldwide cinema releases. Dave Austin, founder of The Edit, brings over 20 years of broadcast experience to the company. After training at the BBC, he went freelance at the age of 23 and set up the company in 2006.

Having relied on a myriad of Avid solutions from the outset, The Edit have recently taken their workflow to the next level of efficiency by investing in the revolutionary software defined shared storage solution – Avid NEXIS | Pro.

Designed and supported by Avid Elite Reseller, Altered Images Ltd, The Edit’s next-generation workflow is empowering every contributor across the entire production, NEXIS | Pro enables projects to move in parallel and be completed faster, delivering incomparable, predictable performance and more media streams per storage engine in even the most editing-intensive environments.

“We want our clients to focus on what’s important and don’t want to burden them with technical delays. The NEXIS | Pro has tied together our Media Composers, Symphony, Artist DNxIO and Avid Pro Tools systems seamlessly so now we don’t have to interrupt editors because we assist them in the background – new assets just appear in their project. Nexis | Pro gives us the speed and collaborative approach we need to handle large projects with tight deadlines,” Austin explained.

Over 4,000 of the world’s top broadcast and post-production studios now call Avid NEXIS | Pro their shared storage solution of choice. A more affordable system that speeds up editorial efficiency, NEXIS | Pro puts the flow back in workflow, enabling up to 24 contributors to share the same assets simultaneously for real-time collaboration. “We realised that we could improve production and efficiency if we could iron out our storage headaches, and since investing in NEXIS | Pro, we find we can work much more quickly.”

“We recently completed work on ‘Little British Iles with Alison Steadman’ for Renegade Pictures. The series drew on a variety of HD, 4K, drone and DSLR material and presented new challenges in the online/grade. With Avid NEXIS | Pro, we could work in parallel. For example, our online editor was stabilising shots and restoring image quality whilst our colourist evened out the differences in formats and created a unique, cohesive look to the programme.”

By adding the affordable Avid NEXIS | PRO shared storage to their workflow, The Edit are seeing improved turnaround, helping them to deliver both on time and on budget. “To avoid complications, production companies want to offload the entire post process to one facility. We offer that one stop solution and now that we’re backed by NEXIS | Pro, we’re even better placed to deliver everything from the offline edit, right through to the finished master”