Hardware – our customised setup is adept at handling workloads up to RAW 4k @ 200fps. Our scratch arrays work in excess of 4000MB/s read/write in real time.


§  Intel Xeon 12-core E5-2650l offline/online editing workstation with 32GB RAM

§  HP Proliant 24-core G6 enterprise level backup, rendering and transcoding server with 64GB RAM

§  Three 240GB Revodrive 3×2 PCI-express SSDs in RAID-0: 700GB primary scratch drive array

§  Two 480GB Revodrive 3×2 PCI-express SSDs in RAID-0: 960GB secondary drive scratch array

§  14TB HP StorageWorks SAS array in RAID-5: backup array

§  Bose Jewel Cube and Acoustimass audio monitoring

§  Blackmagic Intensity capture card (up to 4k @200fps RAW)

§  Dual 10-bit WQHD timeline monitors (5120×1400)

§  Pioneer Kuro50″  colour grading full HD plasma


Software – We create pipelines between software packages to create effects, integrate them into an offline edit and grade and output finished videos for final use.


§  Vegas Pro 13 64-bit non-linear video editing software

§  Rhozet Carbon Coder transcoding software

§  Adobe Creative Cloud (complete suite)

§  Nuke (The Foundry)


University of Southampton

2004/2007 BA Theory of Film / History of Art

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