Wellington, New Zealand (November 30, 2005)–Virtual Katy Development Limited, a Digidesign development partner delivering workflow solutions for audio professionals, announced that SoundPost Ltd, one of New Zealand’s largest sound post facilities, has implemented the VK workflow into their audio post process. VK automatically finds and compares the differences between two or more versions of a picture edit, then non-destructively re-compiles SoundPost’s Pro Tools session to reflect the changes.
The re-versioned session is created in a fraction of the time it would take the SoundPost team to conform the changes manually. “We initially purchased VK to recompile a large foley session on an episode that had many visual edits made after previously being ‘locked off.’ Now we mainly use VK to recompile ADR that has been recorded to early cuts or rushes, to the final cut,” commented Steve Finnigan, award-winning audio engineer, SoundPost. “In the case of the foley recompile, VK probably saved us three to four days work. Without VK, trying to manually move individual clips to the new edit would have been soul destroying.”
SoundPost Ltd is a six-studio audio post production complex comprising of three heavily constructed mixing and recording rooms, and three offline track-laying suites. The SoundPost team has worked on a wide range of projects including the high-profile shows such as Outrageous Fortunes, Mercy Peak, Hercules the Legendary Journeys and Xena Warrior Princess. The addition of the VK workflow has not only enabled the SoundPost team to spend more creative time developing the sound track, it has enabled them to start new projects earlier.
“VK goes beyond rescuing editors from the mind numbing, painstaking task of syncing their Pro Tools session,” commented John McKay, founder and head of development, Virtual Katy. “It gives them back that creative space and time necessary to deliver a killer track–even under the most crushing deadline.”
Virtual Katy Development Limited