NONLINEAR EDITINGAVID ADRENALINE
Nonlinear editing systems have now replaced traditional tape-based suites in many applications, yet their effectiveness is often compromised by inept or badly-planned installation. We believe that online systems in particular should be afforded the same consideration as any other broadcast facility, in terms of ergonomically designed workstations, appropriate operational lighting, and adequate patching and monitoring. We try, where possible, to locate the noisiest items of equipment (servers, disk media etc) in an adjacent room.
AVID XPRESS SUITES
These two suites are in daily use at the BBC's busy newsroom in Oxford, and are used for cutting mainly regional news stories for the local opt-out. A number of staff and freelance editors work in the suites, and the consoles are electrically adjustable to provide each with the optimum working height.
HYBRID 3-VTR SUITE
REUTERS TELEVISION NEWS
Reuters is in the process of migrating its daily news operation from traditional tape-based editing to its recently-acquired newsroom server. These two "hybrid" edit suites each contain two Beta SP recorder / players; a DVC-PRO VTR and a Sony DNE-1000 editing workstation. They provide for editing between any of these formats, and are also equipped with incoming and outgoing lines.