Widget Post (Culver City, Calif.) has installed CEDAR Audio'sCambridge System, an advanced audio restoration system. Widget is thefirst company in North America to acquire the CEDAR Cambridge, whichallows highly detailed noise reduction to be achieved while maintainingthe dynamic range of the original audio.
Most recently, the company has restored and produced 5.1 up-mixes toaudio tracks for DVD releases of Thelma & Louise,Robocop, A Fish Called Wanda, My Left Foot,Army of Darkness, A Bridge Too Far, Spaceballs andPlatoon.
According to Clive Osborn, sales director at CEDAR Audio UK, "We arevery excited that Widget has chosen to acquire a Cambridge system; itis a true testament to have our equipment in use by [Widget co-founderBrian] Slack and team on some of the most challenging audio restorationprojects to date."
"This new piece of gear allows us to do some unbelievablerestoration work. With very little tweaking, we were able to take someextremely noisy audio from West Side Story, Kiss of theSpider Woman, Pink Panther Strikes Again and A Shot inthe Dark and output some very clean tracks almost automatically,"commented Slack. "I anticipate that with the Cambridge, we will be ableto restore films that would have been cost-prohibitive to completemanually and dramatically decrease turnaround times on complexrestoration projects."
For more on Widget Post, visit it online at www.widgetpost.com.