Vidiots Opens Pro Tools HD 5.1 Suite

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Vidiots Inc., a New York–based production company specializing in video post-production and music composition for film and television, has opened a Digidesign Pro Tools HD suite. This expansion adds a 5.1 surround mix suite to Vidiots’ roster of seven Avid Media Composer Adrenaline HD rooms and on-premises graphic design and 3-D animation via GMD Three.

“We planned to open a 5.1 surround suite when we moved to this space in March 2005,” states co-owner Michael Amoia. “It’s a logical extension of our under-one-roof services. Now, clients who take advantage of our Avid editorial, graphic design and animation capabilities can fill their audio post needs in our Pro Tools HD room.”

The new suite is equipped with a Pro Tools HD 3 system with Control 24 surface and Genelec 5.1 speakers. Pro Tools links to the company’s Avid Unity media storage, enabling the audio suite to immediately call up cuts from the Avid rooms. A 45-inch Sharp LCD flat-screen HD monitor offers optimum picture quality.

A voice-over/iso booth that accommodates three people is outfitted with a Neumann TLM103 mic. The studio also features an ISDN line for real-time feeds.

Chris Harmony of Technical Structures designed and built the Pro Tools HD suite; Doug Oberkircher, formerly with The Hit Factory, helped with studio wiring and balancing the new room.

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