Scottish post house, Blazing Griffin, has made  “significant recent technical investments” aimed at “enhancing the quality and efficiency of the post-production service offering in Scotland.”

The company has installed multiple state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos systems, primarily in its premiere 4K projection mixing theatre, “making the space a truly immersive environment” with speakers provided by Alcons Audio.

John Cobban, Senior Dubbing Mixer at Blazing Griffin says, “The Alcons system is pin-accurate to any type of mix, from broadcast stereo to fully featured Dolby Atmos to theatrical. The room translates incredibly and can handle anything we’ve thrown at it with ease.”

The team has also bolstered its shared storage infrastructure with the implementation of DDP NVMe storage from Ardis Technologies, drawing on a “lightning fast” 40Gb infrastructure. The storage solution is specifically designed to handle up to 8K VFX workflows in real-time.

Colin Brown, Senior Colourist at Blazing Griffin says, “We’ve always pushed the boundaries of bleeding-edge workflows. Using all-NVMe storage now allows us to work collaboratively at the fastest possible speeds, free from any bottlenecks of high-resolution playback, render and complex effects such as LiveGrain.”

Blazing Griffin has also expanded its Mastering capabilities, now with the addition of Apple’s latest M2 Ultra architecture. The investment comes alongside the existing MTI Cortex mastering system and the backbone of a dedicated 10Gb uncontended lease line and local network.

Blazing Griffin has also expanded its offering with the addition of three VFX stations. The stations are currently supporting visual effects training led by Blazing Griffin’s in-house motion graphics artist, Sam Goodwin, and will work in tandem with the existing picture team to deliver further visual effects work on-premises.

Ross MacRae, Head of Operations at Blazing Griffin Post Production says, “We are thrilled to unveil these significant investments in our post-production capabilities. With our additional Dolby Atmos systems; cutting-edge ultra-fast storage, mastering and delivery infrastructure; and expanded VFX potential, we are poised to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the Scottish industry. This investment underscores our commitment to providing all creatives with the tools and resources they need to bring their visions to life.”


Jon Creamer

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