Post house ENVY has launched a new on-set, fixed rig capture and media management solution, ENVY CAPTURE and has hired a trio from Evolutions to run the service.

ENVY has hired Ricky Martin, Toby Weller and Elliot Leigh to run the service that will offer bespoke HD &UHD edit ready, live video & audio capture services.

Ricky Martin is now Head of Technical Operations and is the former Evolutions Head of Technical operations and leads the new CAPTURE division. Toby Weller was formerly Chief Engineer at Evolutions Bristol and joins ENVY as their Capture System Specialist. Toby was previously responsible for all technical infrastructures, including: I.T, offline, online, Colour Grading and Audio at Evolutions. Former Evolutions location supervisor Elliot Leigh has worked on over 30 rigs (domestic and internationally) in places such as Chile, Morocco and Tanzania.

ENVY says CAPTURE will enable producers to “remove all the pain from fixed-rig workflows” with the team offering live capture of video and audio streams into media ready for the editors, whether they’re working at ENVY or via its remote offering – in either HD or UHD codecs, depending on the client’s needs.

All PSC media generated out in the field is processed by the CAPTURE team – backed up and verified onset, ingested, prepared for the project and then  delivered back to ENVY – “making the while workflow from cameraman to editor as seamless as possible.”

CAPTURE will also ensure all footage and data is securely stored in multiple physical and digital locations – including a full organised and documented LTO archive for each production.

Teamed with that media management is ENVY’s logging tool set that logs content both live and after the event with the metadata passed through to the offline.

Dave Cadle, ENVY CEO, said: “We have always wanted to enter the fixed rig market and having Ricky, Toby and Elliot on board brings us high calibre people with lots of experience and ENVY is very excited to have them on board as part of our ever-growing future and our new CAPTURE division. In my opinion we are able to offer our clients the best Post interface from rig to post than anyone in the whole of the UK”

Ricky Martin said: “I’m really excited to have joined the team at ENVY and the opportunity to work alongside Toby & Elliot to develop CAPTURE from the ground up is one I am relishing.

“ENVY has shown over the years and recently with the launch of their newest product ‘REMOTE’ that they want to lead the industry and invest in innovation; with CAPTURE ENVY continues to push the industry forward with their fresh and dynamic approach. The company’s desire to offer clients the best possible service and ground-breaking ways to accommodate their needs is something that really drew me in.

“The opportunity presented by Dave Cadle to lead CAPTURE’s development and build the offering from the ground up is an incredible prospect. It will give us the opportunity to be more involved and adaptable for our clients and help them earlier in the pipeline. The possibility for CAPTURE is exponential and we will continue to add new values and features to stay ahead of the curve. In full, we want to be the people who are called upon for on location capture, the industry leaders.”

Jon Creamer