Melville, NY (August 23, 2007)–New York post house PostWorks has turned to Pro-Bel to help it cope with its expanding business requirements. The company–which also owns technology and services rental business Orbit Digital–is a long-term Pro-Bel customer and is upgrading the heart of its New York facility.
PostWorks has recently completed work on a wide variety of projects including Michael Moore’s SiCKO, Jon Sayles’ Honeydripper and Jonathan Demme’s Man from Plains. It provides full service post production capabilities and claims it posesses the ability to handle every aspect–digital or film–for both short-form and long-form television, film and multimedia projects.
The company has purchased two Sirius Gold routers, one equipped 320 x 320 HD/SD and the other 320 x 320 AES/64 x 64 analog audio. It has also purchased two analog video Freeways, one 128 x 128 and the second 48 x 128. It has also upgraded the capabilities of its Aurora router control system to provide new facility-wide flexibility.
Corey Stewart, director of systems engineering, highlights two key factors that have driven this expansion. “Over the last three or four years our business has really grown. Alongside this is the demand for greater system capacity due to new technology that we are experiencing. New HDCAM SR VTRs have more I/O, 12 channels of audio, 4:4:4 RGB dual link I/O as well as format conversion outputs. Our episodic TV clients are using SR for the audio channels and our feature film clients are utilizing SR’s 4:4:4 RGB interface for digital intermediate work. This all adds up to the need for greater routing capacity.”