Avid Everywhere Success Story: Pie Town Productions

PieTown_CS_Header_620x160Avid has posted another customer success story on thier website. This one is about a reality TV production company Pie Town Productions. Reality programming usually involves hundreds of hours of footage, shot with four, five, six or even a dozen different cameras. Inthis article they expain how Avid Everywhere workflows allow them to hit their dedlines for multiple shows simultaneously.
Avid Booming reality TV creates high-volume workflows and tight deadlines With a growing portfolio of projects and highly technical network deliverables along with video on demand (VOD) and iTunes requirements, Pie Town needed a non-linear editing solution that could meet all of their production deadlines and handle their high-volume workflows in any content format. The company decided to embrace Avid Everywhere™ to help them meet the challenges of today’s reality TV production. By investing in trusted Avid Artist Suite and Storage Suite solutions, powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Pie Town has also been able to attract new talent, filling open positions with qualified candidates already familiar with the popular solution suite. Best-in-class solutions help deliver top-quality projects As part of its new workflow, Pie Town made the decision to switch to the industry’s preeminent editing solution, Avid Media Composer®. “As an Avid Pro Tools® facility, we’ve been a long-time Avid customer, and we decided to switch our video editing over to Media Composer in the summer of 2014,” Besnoy says. “With 10 series in production at any time, we're very busy. Now we use Avid products from ingest to output and the entire post process happens internally, without going to outside facilities, which helps us save time and money.” Pie Town has deployed the Storage Suite’s Avid ISIS® shared storage system, which facilitates project and media sharing between editors, allowing them to collaborate on content during the production process and making editorial on larger productions more integrated. “With the flexibility of ISIS and Avid Media Access linking, we’re able to include more tapeless formats in our productions than previously,” Besnoy says. “ISIS is a great storage area network solution and its dynamic workspace management makes administration very easy. It eliminates the downtime and repartitioning that’s needed with more antiquated SAN solutions. The ease of sharing projects has made editorial on our bigger productions more cohesive.” read more...

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