Sydney, Australia (July 24, 2008)–In recent months, a number of Fairlight broadcast and post production customers have upgraded their facilities to incorporate the company’s Crystal Core technology (CC-1).
Mike Farina, Westlake’s director of engineering at Westlake Village Studios in California, says, “We already had a CC-1 Dream Satellite in our studio production audio control room to support multi-track audio recording on our stage. The Crystal Core upgrade in our audio post/sweetening room has improved existing workflow by providing compatibility with that file structure and with our existing audio network.”
Joseph Miuccio, chief mixer and sound designer at New York’s Penny Lane Studios, which also recently upgraded to CC-1 technology, says, “The CC-1 was a logical upgrade for us because we already had Fairlight Constellation in four rooms and all of our old jobs are in Fairlight format. The CC-1 technology enables us to have higher track counts, as well as allowing us to play back uncompressed standard def video and 720p Hi Def video . Installing the CC-1 was a necessary step as it has made it much easier for us to adapt to an increasingly digital workflow. More and more clients are providing QuickTime’s instead of tapes and are working in high definition instead of standard definition formats. The CC-1 allows us to integrate and work efficiently with all those files.”
Mark Drenth, technical director at Chicago-based Back to God Ministries International, says, “At the beginning of June we installed four Fairlight Dream Satellite CC-1 systems and we have already noticed a significant increase in productivity. The ability to export multiple clips and ranges within seconds has reduced production download time, while the internal mixer is amazing, giving us broad control in EQ, compression and limiting. Thanks to this upgrade we are now able to complete programs and turn around projects much faster, which has been noted by our customers.”