Edit Out have spent the last few years redefining and raising the standards of ‘on the road’ editing. In the last 18 months that has included investing in the highly portable and powerful new Apple Mac Pro systems, as well as bespoke flight casing, ultra wide 4k monitor (or twin monitors) desktop, state of the art Bowers and Wilkins speakers chosen for their quality and size with either high performance portable RAID or our own specification shared storage system capable of supporting 4-6 edit and lo gging stations.
We’ve never believed that flying to remote locations means that you need to settle for a laptop and a hard drive – so our setups can either be shipped cargo in custom-made flight cases or sent as checked baggage in Peli Case solutions.
The latter option was built for Sky Sports’ recent coverage in Las Vegas of the Mayweather v Pacquiao ‘mega-fight’ where short notice and a tight-turnaround for kit on return made cargo shipping impossible. Two Peli Cases were fitted for the monitors and accessories kept to a weight acceptable for airlines, and the computer itself carried as hand-luggage for safety. This unique, full broadcast solution was available to production on the day of arrival in Vegas – installed in a conference room atthe team hotel. Senior editor Ben Holmes also set up the EVS Xfile solution on site and worked as EVS Operator on the two live shows from the MGM Grand Gard Arena – a valuable cost saving for production who avoided having to fly another person from the UK.
For larger setups the 3 edit / 2 media station solution custom built for Sky Sports’ coverage of the US Open Tennis is now available as a flight cased package worldwide.
Each kit consists of:
Apple Mac Pro 6 or 8-core Xeon workstation with D700 twin graphics cards, 64Gb Ram
Adobe CC2014 full software suite / Sapphire v7 / Red Giant full plugins suite
JVC Full HD Broadcast monitor
PPM Audio unit
Bowers and Wilkins MM-1 Audio monitors
Promise Pegasus M4 Disk Array
USB Audio I/O
LG 4k Ultrawide monitor or 2 x Dell 24″ monitors (depending on shipping type)
Small Tree Titanium X – 24Tb Shared Storage over 1 Gig-Ethernet (supports up to 6 systems)
Coles Lip Mike for voicing in suite
EVS Integration via Xfile or IP Director
Crewing – an experienced roster of OB editors and technical support staff and media managers for larger events