Cinegy and Evolutions revolutionizing the post workflow of location based TV Shows

Evolutions is one of the largest full service post production houses in the UK. The facility prides itself on not only providing traditional post production services, but also working with clients exploring new ways of helping them to achieve their desired results within ever decreasing time and budget constraints.

Evolutions initially established their Location Services Division to meet the needs of large scale productions such as Dragonfly’s One Born Every Minute and The Hotel, Twofour’s Educating Essex, Happy Families and The Magalauf Weekender and Optomen’s Hotel GB. The division continues to grow and expand and will now also be providing location services for live events.

Historically, preparing to post observational documentaries involved hundreds, if not thousands of tapes, which needed to be ingested, transcoded to generate offline media, logged with awkward bulky paper logs and eventually conformed – all processes that took time and had large associated budgets.

Evolutions needed to create a cost effective method of ingesting multiple streams of HD online and offline media with associated logging information in to the edit.  Their solution was ‘Luther”.  

“The concept for ‘Luther” was to reduce the time and cost associated with these shows, for two reasons. The first – to make them viable to production companies and the second, to facilitate a move away from the dependence of expensive ingest servers used on live sport and event TV production; in effect to democratize TV productions.” says Phil Vincent, Locations Manager Evolutions.

‘Luther’ is a solution powered by Evolutions technology partner Cinegy. Cinegy’s innovative products; Cinegy Capture and Cinegy Desktop help enable Evolutions clients to begin crafting the stories they want to tell on screen within seconds of them happening on camera and pulling that work easily into the edit. ‘Luther’ also allows Evolutions to quickly turn those decisions into a finalized deliverable program, on time and within budget.

“We estimate that ‘Luther’ can save production companies as much as 30% on their post production budget when stock and ingest cost are included” continues Vincent

An acclaimed project that has used “Luther” is Dragonfly’s One Born Every Minute, a BAFTA winning series screened on Channel 4.

By using Evolutions’ tapeless workflow we were able to start the edit in a much more efficient fashion because there weren’t lengthy delays to the post production process”. says Janet Smyth, former Head of Production at Dragonfly.

To learn more about Cinegy’s award winning solutions please visit Cinegy at IBC on booth 7.A30 and &.A41 at IBC 2013

About Evolutions

Evolutions is one of the UK’s largest independent full service post production companies.  Their scale, however, is not what has driven their success - although that does mean they can offer more flexibility than their competitors.

What has made Evolutions the best post house in London is the quality of their service.  That starts with creativity - the best editors, colourists, dubbing mixers, designers and engineers bringing a wealth of experience together with fresh ideas.

About Cinegy

Cinegy is a world-leading software development company specializing in innovative video, broadcast and OEM solutions for international broadcasters and equipment vendors.

Based on standard IT hardware and non-proprietary storage technology, Cinegy products are reliable, affordable, scalable, easily deployable and intuitive.

Cinegy’s Application Areas include:

  • Media Asset Management & Active Archive
  • Broadcast Automation and Playout Service
  • IP Signal Distribution and Monitoring
  • Workflow
  • Newsroom Integration
  • Compositing & Effects, CG and Branding
  • MPEG Technology / Encoders / Decoders / Transcoders
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