With the future of Final Cut Pro pretty much decided (and Premiere not quite stepping up yet to take it’s place), Mike has been keen to get his hands on an Avid suite. We heard that Big World Zoo were selling off the old Blue Bike Avids and jumped at the chance to snap one up.
Mike was involved in the initial purchase of these suites, way back in the Cuba St days, so it’s a bit of a homecoming of sorts. We’re in the process of upgrading the PC (more RAM, up-to-date OS and much more internal storage – whoever thought a 75Gb internal drive would do? – gpr!) and will also update the old Avid Xpress HD software to the latest version of Avid MC 6.5 (with 7 due out soon).
It’s still a pretty grunty system, running 3.6GHz processor and a graphics card to make most gamers envious. With a couple of (Ultra)Sharp monitors, it will make a beautiful little suite.
Once it’s all state-of-the-art up-to-date awesomeness, we will be looking at hiring it out as well. Get in touch if you’re interested.
In addition to this, we now have a beautiful 23″ monitor hooked up to the iMac, and very little desk space left… time to start looking at a bigger office!