London-based post-production company Envy, which has six separate facilities and more than 180 edit suites, has standardized operations on Telestream Vantage for mastering and deliverables.
“Telestream Vantage is responsible for all our mastering and is the main tool used by our Deliverables Department. The workflow creation tools within Vantage are its strongest asset. We have been able to quickly create complex workflows for specific projects that have saved us and our clients time and allowed us to deliver more,” said Jai Cave, head of operations at Envy Post Production about the company’s decision to position Telestream’s Vantage media processing platform at the heart of its business operations.
Telestream’s local channel partner, Boxer Systems, works closely with Envy Post Production to specify, install and configure the Vantage systems.
Envy first started using Vantage in 2014: its growing influence within the facility in the period since has mirrored the company’s strong growth in a competitive international market. “From day one reliability was an essential consideration for us, and Vantage’s proven track record within broadcast gave us the confidence to use it as part of our workflow,” said Cave. “With the volume of mastering we have at Envy speed is a crucial metric. We benchmarked Vantage’s Lightspeed Server against the competition and we are very happy with the performance we can achieve.”
The facility has developed a reputation for its collaborative approach, being involved in major projects from pre-production right through to delivery. The company works across a huge range of genres from feature documentaries, such as Under the Wire, to multi-episodic series such as One Strange Rock for National Geographic and entertainment series, such as The Voice and Top Gear.
“We work with major broadcasters all over the world across every genre, so having a system that keeps up to date with standards and formats is essential for us,” said Cave. “Vantage’s speed and reliability has allowed us to increase throughput to an already busy department.
“Vantage gives us the ability to change and adapt workflows instantly, allowing us to accommodate client and broadcaster changes with ease. As we have grown and evolved our business plan, so have we added additional servers to Vantage and I have no doubt that this will increase in the future,” said Cave.