WEST MILFORD, New Jersey- Leading sports broadcast networks including NFL Films, WWE, Major League Baseball Productions and NASCAR have continued to deploy Fairlight consoles for over 20 years due to their unmatched performance, high quality sound and flexible tactile editing capabilities.
Overall, NFL Films occupies 16 audio suites for production work, using a combination of Xynergi and EVO consoles. “We were already using Xynergi controllers and knew the software and automation well, so adding the EVO control surfaces was a very straightforward process operationally,” explained Vince Caputo, Supervising Sound Mixer at NFL Films. “Our audio infrastructure and workflow are built around the Fairlight, it’s the cornerstone of everything that we do with sound.”
“Sonically, the Fairlight products are brilliant, but the main attraction for us has always been speed,” Caputo continues. “We regularly have fast turnaround times and tight deadlines, and the speed and flexibility of the Fairlight Xynergi is unmatched.”
Based in Stamford, Connecticut, WWE is home to one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, reaching 13 million viewers in the United States as well as broadcasting shows in over 30 languages to more than 145 countries.
“The editing capability of the Xynergi is so far beyond anything else,” said Chris Argento, VP of Post-Production at WWE. “If we ever had to switch away from Fairlight, it would greatly affect our workflow and slow us down a great deal.”
WWE continues to utilize Fairlight’s Constellation as well as six Xynergi consoles to meet post-production needs. “With many projects taking place in various rooms Fairlight has allowed us to access all projects in every room while having access to all 96 channels and HD Video everywhere,” Argento continued. “The support from the Fairlight team as well as the request for future improvements has been top of the line and helped us to continue to meet our goals and expand on the work that we are able to do.”
Major League Baseball Productions, another strong endorser of Fairlight also continues to use the Constellation and Xynergi consoles due to their advanced state of the art digital audio recording, editing, mixing and delivery technologies.
John Gardner, audio post mixer at MLB Productions, states, “speed, new features, versatility and superior sound quality are all key reasons why MLB has continued to invest in Fairlight. The CC-1 engine provides world-class automation and also allows me to deliver 5.1 and stereo mixes and also support multiple A/V file formats so we can import, export and convert files in a fraction of real time.”
Combined, Fairlight has maintained its strong presence in the world of sports and continues to develop products that meet the needs of post-production studios everywhere. Stop by booth #SU9507 at NAB 2013 to learn more.
For more information on NFL Films, please visit: http://www.nflfilms.com
For more information on WWE, please visit: http://www.wwe.com
For more information on Major League Film Productions, please visit: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/video/mlb_productions/index.jsp
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