Baltimore, MD (September 17, 2009)–As part of a major overhaul of its audio facilities, Producers’ Video Corporation has installed two Fairlight Constellation XCS consoles, featuring a Xynergi center panel and the latest Crystal Core (CC-1) engine.
Producers’ Video Corporation is a Baltimore-based facility that offers broadcasters and advertising agencies a full service, covering everything from location shooting through to audio and video post production.
“Before choosing Constellation XCS, we thoroughly investigated every major integrated professional audio product on the market,” says Producers senior audio engineer Bob Bragg. “In the end, the Constellation consoles won out because there were no other products on the market that offered such an extensive range of features at such a cost-effective price point.”
Producers previously used the Fairlight QDC/FAME systems. “We’ve always striven to have as much integration in our equipment as possible–that’s what pointed us to the FAME systems back in 1997, because we liked the integrated mixer/editor concept,” Bragg adds. “Fairlight has now taken it to the next level by adding HD video in the timeline, flexible file import/exporting and VST plug-ins. In post production these days everything is all about workflow. Speed and flexibility are absolutely vital and Fairlight has really taken this seriously with all the new features it has incorporated into Constellation XCS. Even our multiple terabyte FX library is integrated within the box with Audiobase3. We don’t have to switch applications to search our sound libraries and spot them into a project, which is a major advantage as it saves us so much valuable time.”
Bragg adds that having the ability to ingest picture and import and export most file formats is also helping to speed up workflow, leaving staff free to get on with the job and get the finished project over to the client more quickly for final approval.