Pictured at Ascent Media in London are (L-R) Technical Manager Broadcast Services, Chris Watson; ProTape, Key Account Manager (Avastor UK distributor), Jo Brown; and Technical Manager Content Distribution, Justin Burns. Photo by Richard Wilson.London, UK (September 20, 2007)–The technical team at Ascent Media’s London facility has chosen Avastor as its preferred media storage solution, making the Avastor triple interface HDX 800 its choice for encoding and distributing audio and video material throughout the Soho-based post production center and for delivering finished masters to its clientele. The scope of the data stored on the Avastor drives ranges from standard definition or HD video to audio files containing 5.1 mixes and transfers from restoration projects.
Justin Burns, Technical Manager Content Distribution, comments, “When it comes to dependable digital storage, there is no margin of error tolerated here at Ascent. We like the clean, efficient design of the Avastor Firewire drives and have found that they perform superbly, thanks to a number of features such as the internal grounded power supply, the screwless enclosure design and the Lockbox packaging. We especially like the added security of the Lockbox for moving around pre-release content. We also find the throughput of the drives meets the demands of our workflow and have found the drives to be extremely consistent, which is what we require.”
Through more than 70 facilities in California, New York, London, Singapore and other locations throughout the world, Ascent Media provides solutions for the creation, management and distribution of content to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and other companies that produce, own and/or distribute entertainment, advertising, news, sports, corporate, educational, and industrial content.
Avastor offers external hard disk products, including over 20 configurations of drive interfaces and capacities for virtually every audio and video application. Ascent Media London is supplied by ProTape, Avastor’s exclusive distributor for the UK. Avastor drives are also used in Ascent Media’s other group companies in the U.S., including Sound One, NYC; POP Sound, Santa Monica, and Todd-AO, Hollywood.