Mexico City, Mexico (October 3, 2007)–Fairlight has announced its first customer for the new Xynergi Media Production Centre (MPC). The honor goes to Astro LX 208 Studio, a new third-generation film dubbing stage in Mexico City established by a group of Mexican filmmakers.
The chief mixer at Astro will be Jaime Baksht, who worked extensively on the multi-Academy Award-winning picture Pan’s Labyrinth. “Astro LX 208 Studio is going to deliver premium quality sound and picture in the most creative facility in Mexico City,” says Baksht. “I have personally been using Fairlight since 2000 and it’s always been a stable and wonderful machine. The next generation of Fairlight systems was therefore a logical choice for this new facility. The Xynergi system is fast and intuitive which is vital when working in a demanding studio situation. For my assistant, Michelle Couttolenc, and I, Xynergi was a natural step forward.”
In addition to dubbing and re-recording the two Xynergi MPC systems will be used to prepare, edit and deliver over 200 pristine audio tracks and stems into a large dedicated film mixing console. A further investment has been made in a Fairlight Pyxis HD non-linear video system that has been chosen to deliver uncompressed HD images to the screen via a Christie projection system. Pyxis NLV is emerging as the preferred system for HD image delivery in dubbing and screening rooms around Hollywood, according to Fairlight.
“The Xynergi system was chosen after Jaime and Michelle made an extensive evaluation visit to Fairlight’s headquarters in Sydney,” commented Stuart DeMarais, Fairlight’s sales and marketing director. “They put Xynergi through a rigorous evaluation regime to validate the stability, feature set and file format support. The system performed faultlessly which provided them with all the answers they needed and we are delighted that Xynergi will be an integral part of their wonderful new facility.”