Avid opens the Avid Centre of Excellence and ramps up its Northern European team

Date: 17/05/2010

13 May 2010 Avid (www.avid.com) has opened the Avid Centre of Excellence (ACE) within its head office at Pinewood Studios, London, England. ACE has been built to support the demand Avid has seen from its customers for a central European location where they can receive training, access the full range of Avid products and view solutions and workflows in a real working video and audio environments.  

 

ACE took 12 months to plan and build at a cost approaching £1.5 million. Avid partnered with other manufacturers including: Think Logical who supplied a state of the art fibre-based routing system for video, audio and user interfaces and Panasonic, who supplied seven 65-inch plasma screens. Other key suppliers were Absolute CAD who installed and configured over 27km of cable and Evertz who supplied multiview display technology and HD SDI router. Paul Hennessy, vice president of sales for EMEA, said: Its a great investment for us. Weve really thought about the best way for our customers to receive the highest level of training and support as well as how to showcase our full range of products to our customers in workable environments that theyre familiar with. We feel that ACE really fulfils this need.

 

To coincide with the opening of ACE, Avid has made a series of new hires and promotions. Simon Sherbourne has been appointed as audio application specialist. Based in Pinewood, Simon will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with Avids professional audio clients. Simon has over 14 years experience in the industry having worked previously as technical support at Digidesign and as a Pro Tools/ICON trainer for the BBC, Granada and Talkback Thames. Most recently Simon worked as a mixer re-versioning foreign language films for Disney/Pixar.   

 

Additionally, Mathias Hekton has been appointed as an application specialist and will be based out of Avids Stockholm office. Mathias has a very strong technical background and previously worked at Swedish film and TV production Mekaniken where he ran over 40 edit stations and planned workflows for hit shows such as Pop Idol and Farmer Wants a Wife. Tom Crocker has been also promoted to application specialist for video products across Northern Europe. In this role Tom will be responsible for supporting and advising broadcast and post production customers across the region.  

 

Paul Hennessy added, Im pleased to welcome Simon, Mathias and Tom to the team. Between them they have a wealth of industry experience which will prove to be invaluable to Avid.

 

 

 



Tags: Avid | Avid Centre of Excellence | ACE | Pro Tools | Media Composer
Submitted by Louise Wells (Red Lorry Yellow Lorry)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • Avid at BVE North 2011

    Avid at BVE North 2011

  • Datavideo on the Holdan stand at BVE 2013

    Datavideo on the Holdan stand at BVE 2013

  • Avid at IBC 2012 Part Two

    Avid at IBC 2012 Part Two

  • Avid at IBC 2012 Part One

    Avid at IBC 2012 Part One

  • Datavideo at IBC2011

    Datavideo at IBC2011

  • Avid at IBC2011

    Avid at IBC2011

  • Yospace: Advert Insertion at NAB 2013

    Yospace: Advert Insertion at NAB 2013

  • Nugen Audio at NAB 2014

    Nugen Audio at NAB 2014

  • Altered Images at BVE North 2011

    Altered Images at BVE North 2011

  • Brainstorm Multimedia at IBC 2015

    Brainstorm Multimedia at IBC 2015

  • Sony Camcorders at BVE 2014

    Sony Camcorders at BVE 2014

  • Brainstorm on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Brainstorm on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Aframe Cloud Video at IBC 2013

    Aframe Cloud Video at IBC 2013

  • SIS LIVE and their products ManPak and DriveForce at IBC 2013

    SIS LIVE and their products ManPak and DriveForce at IBC 2013

  • AJA at BVE 2013

    AJA at BVE 2013

  • Marquis Broadcast at NAB 2012

    Marquis Broadcast at NAB 2012

  • Brainstorm at NAB 2012

    Brainstorm at NAB 2012

  • Editors Keys at ProVideo2011

    Editors Keys at ProVideo2011

  • Holdan and Teradek at BVE North 2011

    Holdan and Teradek at BVE North 2011

  • IPV at IBC2011

    IPV at IBC2011

  • Zixi announce their user interface control ZEN Master at NAB 2018

    Zixi announce their user interface control ZEN Master at NAB 2018

  • Virtual Placement from CHYRONHEGO at IBC 2017

    Virtual Placement from CHYRONHEGO at IBC 2017

  • Facebook and YouTube live integration with Monarch HD from Matrox at NAB 2017

    Facebook and YouTube live integration with Monarch HD from Matrox at NAB 2017

  • VITEC MGW ACE at NAB 2015

    VITEC MGW ACE at NAB 2015

  • CueScript EMC prompter and control surface at IBC 2014

    CueScript EMC prompter and control surface at IBC 2014

  • GB Labs Space at NAB 2014

    GB Labs Space at NAB 2014

  • ChyronHego Virtual Placement at IBC 2013

    ChyronHego Virtual Placement at IBC 2013

  • Photon Beard: Space Light at NAB 2013

    Photon Beard: Space Light at NAB 2013

  • YoSpace at NAB 2012

    YoSpace at NAB 2012

  • House of Worship Multisite Streaming from VITEC at NAB 2017

    House of Worship Multisite Streaming from VITEC at NAB 2017

  • VITEC EZ TV at IBC 2016

    VITEC EZ TV at IBC 2016

  • Dejero at IBC 2016

    Dejero at IBC 2016

  • Glensound at IBC 2016

    Glensound at IBC 2016

  • Studer Glacier at IBC 2016

    Studer Glacier at IBC 2016

  • Clear-Com at IBC 2015

    Clear-Com at IBC 2015

  • Glensound Dante at IBC 2014

    Glensound Dante at IBC 2014

  • Clear-Com LinQ at IBC 2014

    Clear-Com LinQ at IBC 2014

  • Snell Kahuna Production Switcher at IBC 2014

    Snell Kahuna Production Switcher at IBC 2014

  • DPA Microphones at NAB 2014

    DPA Microphones at NAB 2014

  • Glensound Cub at BVE 2014

    Glensound Cub at BVE 2014

  • Snell on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Snell on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Autocue at NAB 2012

    Autocue at NAB 2012

  • Sachtler at BVE 2012

    Sachtler at BVE 2012

  • 4HM at BVE North 2011

    4HM at BVE North 2011

  • Haivision at IBC2011

    Haivision at IBC2011

  • Cintel at IBC2011

    Cintel at IBC2011

  • DekTec at IBC2011

    DekTec at IBC2011

  • Oxygen DCT at IBC2011

    Oxygen DCT at IBC2011

  • 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos support by Halo from Nugen Audio at NAB 2017

    7.1.2 Dolby Atmos support by Halo from Nugen Audio at NAB 2017


Related Shows
  • Richard Payne talks about what guests saw on day three of IBC 2013

    Richard Payne talks about what guests saw on day three of IBC 2013


Related Articles
  • State of the Nation - November 2018

    State of the Nation - November 2018

  • The Pace of Change

    The Pace of Change

  • Taking on a self employed placement year

    Taking on a self employed placement year

  • Playing with Pink Floyd

    Playing with Pink Floyd

  • State of the Nation

    State of the Nation

  • TVFutures: Learning is the key

    TVFutures: Learning is the key

  • State of the Nation - Telling Imaginary Stories

    State of the Nation - Telling Imaginary Stories

  • Marjan Television Network - a case study

    Marjan Television Network - a case study

  • Peace of mind in a complicated world

    Peace of mind in a complicated world

  • A 360 degree view of fashion

    A 360 degree view of fashion

  • Facebook Workplace - why it might just work

    Facebook Workplace - why it might just work

  • New workflows floating on the horizon

    New workflows floating on the horizon

  • Live streaming and the power of your own channel

    Live streaming and the power of your own channel

  • Health and Safety gone mad

    Health and Safety gone mad

  • The value of an industry placement

    The value of an industry placement

  • Space lights and a man called Bill

    Space lights and a man called Bill

  • Highlighting YouTube Space

    Highlighting YouTube Space

  • All about industry placements - tv futures

    All about industry placements - tv futures

  • The changing face of streaming

    The changing face of streaming

  • Ask The Expert- Post Production Supervisor at BBC Studios and Post Production

    Ask The Expert- Post Production Supervisor at BBC Studios and Post Production

  • Editing broadcast video in a mobile app a ridiculous notion or the next big thing

    Editing broadcast video in a mobile app a ridiculous notion or the next big thing

  • Media asset management: the key to business success

    Media asset management: the key to business success

  • Ensuring a Quick Recovery

    Ensuring a Quick Recovery

  • TVFutures:Student pitch

    TVFutures:Student pitch

  • Microphone Placement

    Microphone Placement

  • CLASS - FIMS: A plug-and-play solution

    CLASS - FIMS: A plug-and-play solution

  • Keeping pace with your true value

    Keeping pace with your true value

  • Digital and analog in harmony at Pama Studios

    Digital and analog in harmony at Pama Studios

  • The future of storage is now affordable and flexible.

    The future of storage is now affordable and flexible.

  • The changing face of film and TV

    The changing face of film and TV

  • Capturing the action : Ocean Communications

    Capturing the action : Ocean Communications

  • Venice live productions tools go to the consumer

    Venice live productions tools go to the consumer

  • Social Media... a filmmakers new best friend?

    Social Media... a filmmakers new best friend?

  • Making It Easy To Be In Two Places At Once

    Making It Easy To Be In Two Places At Once

  • How I shoot those Amazing Spaces

    How I shoot those Amazing Spaces

  • Taming the Thames for Boat Race coverage

    Taming the Thames for Boat Race coverage

  • When the going gets tough

    When the going gets tough

  • Tales from the teaching trenches: The offline, online battle

    Tales from the teaching trenches: The offline, online battle

  • Placebo Live Performance Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera

    Placebo Live Performance Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera

  • Ensuring online video revenue in the face of piracy

    Ensuring online video revenue in the face of piracy

  • Storage news: Space 4K Duo, the facility goes on location

    Storage news: Space 4K Duo, the facility goes on location

  • The intricacies of capturing phase-coherent surround sound

    The intricacies of capturing phase-coherent surround sound

  • Back to basics: MPEG Dash

    Back to basics: MPEG Dash

  • Life live beyond the Premier League

    Life live beyond the Premier League

  • Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program

    Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program

  • Live production for multi-platform delivery

    Live production for multi-platform delivery

  • Crowd pulling at BVE

    Crowd pulling at BVE

  • Three legs good... better, best

    Three legs good... better, best

  • Finding a Flexible Post Workflow

    Finding a Flexible Post Workflow

  • The evolving face of post production

    The evolving face of post production


News
Live Streaming of Dick Whittington The Purrrrrfect Rock Roll Panto is just the tonic for Deeside Hospital patients Posted: 11/01/2019
Live Streaming of Dick Whittington and ndash; The Purrrrrfect Rock and lsquo;N and rsquo; Roll Panto is just the tonic for Deeside Hospital patients

As part of its innovative project with the Anglo-Danish technology company Streamer, Theatr Clwyd has made the rock ‘n’ roll panto the latest show to be streamed live to a local audience.

Tags: Streaming | #BeAStreamer | live
Submitted by Streamer Ltd
More from this author
Integrations With Leading MacOS and IOS Applications Expand UltraSync BLUE Ecosystem Posted: 10/01/2019
Integrations With Leading MacOS and IOS Applications Expand UltraSync BLUE Ecosystem
Working with market-leading macOS software expert Softron and established iOS app developer PureBlend Software, Timecode Systems has extended the footprint of its UltraSync BLUE solution by adding the power of its timecode-over-Bluetooth® technology to multicamera logging, reporting, and collaborative editing processes. The MovieSlate iOS app from PureBlend Software and the MovieRecorder and Multicam Logger solutions for Mac® from Softron are the latest applications to adopt Timecode Systems' patented Bluetooth timing protocol.
Tags: MacOS | IOS | UltraSync BLUE Ecosystem | Softron | PureBlend | Software | Timecode-Over-Bluetooth Solution | Timecode Systems
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
First-Time Exhibitor Wisycom USA Presents High-End In-Ear Monitoring Solutions at NAMM 2019 Posted: 10/01/2019
First-Time Exhibitor Wisycom USA Presents High-End  In-Ear Monitoring Solutions at NAMM 2019

Wisycom USA, which was established this year to grow the Italy-based Wisycom brand throughout the Americas, is exhibiting for the first time at NAMM 2019 (Booth 15222). The company will present its line of high-end in-ear monitoring solutions and wireless RF systems, which are steadily growing in popularity in the live touring industry.

Tags: Wisycom USA
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
EditShare Appoints Sundeep Menon to Sales Director South Asia Posted: 10/01/2019
EditShare Appoints Sundeep Menon to Sales Director South Asia

EditShare® a technology leader in intelligent scale-out storage, AQC and media management solutions, announced today that business development expert Sundeep Menon has joined EditShare as the Sales Director for South East Asia. A skilled media enterprise strategist, Menon will be responsible for defining the business development strategy across all sectors of Media and Entertainment, supporting EditShare market expansion which saw more than 30% growth in 2018.

Tags: EditShare | workflow | director | sales | editing | collaboration
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
FilmLight activates v5 for Baselight STUDENT Posted: 10/01/2019
FilmLight activates v5 for Baselight STUDENT

Baselight STUDENT, FilmLight’s free macOS application, has been enhanced with the innovative and creative advances from the core Baselight v5 software. Baselight STUDENT v5 will allow those developing their skills as a colourist to have the full range of creative features, based on the same platform as every Baselight system.

Tags: FilmLight | Baselight Student | Baselight v5 | colourist | colorist | free macOS applications | innovative | creative advances | creative features | Base Grade | colour manipulation | Boost operators | Justin Tran | Steve Chapman | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
New digital clips service generates 46 million online views, while 32 live broadcast feeds are delivered worldwide Posted: 10/01/2019
New digital clips service generates 46 million online views, while 32 live broadcast feeds are delivered worldwide

London-based sports production specialists Input Media captured and delivered complete coverage of The Emirates FA Cup third round for the first time, with all 32 matches made available as world feeds for The FA’s international rights-holders and a new digital clips service racking up 46 million views on social media.

Tags: Input Media | Gravity Media | Group | FA Cup
Submitted by Red
More from this author
Barry Revels appointed Business Development Director at Gravity Media Group Posted: 10/01/2019
Barry Revels appointed Business Development Director at Gravity Media Group

Gravity Media Group (GMG), the owner of worldwide production and broadcast services specialists Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media, has appointed Barry Revels as its Business Development Director. Based at its Watford, UK, headquarters, Barry will spend much of his time on the road, meeting with customers and assessing new markets that could benefit from Gravity Media’s wide range of innovative production services.

Tags: Gravity Media Group | Gearhouse | Appointment | Barry Revels | LAWO
Submitted by Red
More from this author
TVU MediaMind and TVU Producer Win 2018 Production Innovation Awards from Future Publishing Posted: 10/01/2019
TVU MediaMind and TVU Producer Win 2018 Production Innovation Awards from Future Publishing

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP solutions, today announced the company was awarded two 2018 Product Innovation Awards from Future Publishing. Publishers of TV Technology, Government Video, Radio World and Creative Planet/DV and VE magazines, the annual Future Publishing awards honor the year’s top product introductions in TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio technology.

Tags: TVU Networks | Production Innovation Award | Future Publishing
Submitted by Platform Comms
More from this author
Simplestream enhances VOD in a Box platform with offline downloads and chromecast for iOS and Android Posted: 10/01/2019
Simplestream enhances VOD in a Box platform with offline downloads and chromecast for iOS and Android

Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, has strengthened its VOD in a Box technology with download for offline viewing and Chromecast integration across its mobile services.

Tags: Simplestream | VOD in a Box | OTT | on-demand | Live-2-VOD
Submitted by platformcomms
More from this author
Australias Stage Mums Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio Posted: 10/01/2019
Australias Stage Mums Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced that season one of the popular Australian television comedy “Stage Mums” was shot using its URSA Mini 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera digital film cameras. The show’s editing, audio editing and color correction were also completed using DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | Blackmagic | TV Series | Comedy | URSA Mini | Pocket Camera | Filmmaking | Editing | DaVinci Resolve | Resolve
Submitted by Blackmagic design
More from this author
DPA Microphones Appoints A New Distributor in the Philippines Posted: 10/01/2019
DPA Microphones Appoints A New Distributor in the Philippines
DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the appointment of Music & Audio Solutions & Services as its new distributor in the Philippines, with immediate effect and across all markets including live sound, House of Worship, broadcast, pro audio, film and theatre.
Tags: DPA Microphones | New Distributors | Music & Audio | Philippines | APAC
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
Globecast launches the first CIS HD channel on Eutelsat HotBird - Belarus 24 HD Posted: 10/01/2019
Globecast launches the first CIS HD channel on Eutelsat HotBird - Belarus 24 HD
The biggest media company in the Republic of Belarus - The National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus - has selected Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, to launch the HD variant of its international satellite channel Belarus 24.
Tags: Distribution | channel distribution | satellite | public internet | HD
Submitted by Jump PR
More from this author
Riedel Products at ISE 2019 Posted: 09/01/2019
Riedel Products at ISE 2019
At this year's ISE show, Riedel Communications will showcase its latest innovations in real-time signal distribution and networking solutions for broadcast and live performance. Riedel's product line reflects the company's continued support of standards and interoperability, ongoing development and expansion of software app-based solutions, and groundbreaking concept of decentralized signal routing.
Tags: Riedel | ISE 2019 | Bolero Standalone Wireless Intercom System | SmartPanel 1200 Series | MediorNet MicroN IP App
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
Viaccess-Orca Joins Forces With Technicolor, Bringing New Security Features to the Android TV Environment Posted: 09/01/2019
Viaccess-Orca Joins Forces With Technicolor, Bringing New Security Features to the Android TV Environment
Viaccess-Orca (VO), a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that it has teamed up with Technicolor to simplify the delivery of Android TV experiences. VO's DRM solution and its secure VO Player have been integrated on Android TV set-top boxes (STBs) from Technicolor in full compliance with the TV Input Framework (TIF). By making the plug-in for its DRM available in the media DRM format, VO ensures seamless integration into Android TV platforms and minimizes complexity for STB device manufacturers.
Tags: Viaccess-Orca | VO | Technicolor | Security Features | Android | TV Environment | DRM | Secure VO Player | Android TV Input Framework | STB Integration
Submitted by 202 Communications
More from this author
Magewell to Highlight Practical Solutions for Transition to Video over IP at ISE 2019 Posted: 09/01/2019
Magewell to Highlight Practical Solutions for Transition to Video over IP at ISE 2019

Magewell -- the award-winning developer of innovative video interface, streaming and conversion devices -- is kicking off its extensive 2019 trade show schedule by bringing its rapidly-expanding product range to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 in Amsterdam. The company will showcase new and established offerings in stand 8-G430 at the event from February 5-8, with an emphasis on solutions that simplify streaming production and make the transition from baseband signal transport to video-over-IP more affordable and practical.

Tags: NDI | converter | conversion | IP | network | capture | video capture | live | streaming | encoder | hardware | recorder | recording | encoding | broadcast | professional AV | HDMI | Magewell | IBC | production | SDI | USB | OEM | M.2 | 4K | Ultra HD | UHD | UltraHD | SDK | playout
Submitted by Write Turn Communications
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>