New York (July 18, 2006)–Vidiots, a full-service post-production facility for film and TV, has opened a Digidesign Pro Tools HD suite. The expansion adds a 5.1 surround mix suite to Vidiots’ roster of seven Avid Media Composer Adrenaline HD rooms and on-premises graphic design and 3D animation via GMD THREE.
“We planned to open a 5.1 surround suite when we moved to this space in March 2005,” said Michael Amoia who co-owns Vidiots with his brother Anthony. “It’s a logical extension of our under-one-roof services. Now clients who take advantage of our Avid editorial, graphic design and animation capabilities can fill their audio post needs in our Pro Tools HD room.”
The new suite is equipped with a Pro Tools HD3 system with Control 24 surface and Genelec 5.1 speakers. Pro Tools links to the company’s Avid Unity media storage enabling the audio suite to immediately call up cuts from the Avid rooms. A 45-inch Sharp LCD flatscreen HD monitor offers optimum picture quality.
A voiceover/ISO booth, which accommodates three, is outfitted with a Neumann TLM103 mic. The studio also features an ISDN line for real-time feeds.
Chris Harmony of Technical Structures designed and built the Pro Tools HD suite; Doug Oberkircher, formerly with The Hit Factory, helped wire and balance out the new room.
Vidiots is equipped to handle projects large and small from promos to episodic television programming to feature films. For more information visit www.vidiots.tv or call 212-524-1000.