HHB Communications Ltd. has provided Deluxe Digital Cinema EMEA with several TC Electronic TouchMonitors and helped upgrade their Avid Pro Tools system.
Located in the heart of Soho in London, Deluxe Digital Cinema specialises in digital and data post-production and distribution services for the feature film industry. Over 50 per cent of the world’s total theatrical release content is prepared by Deluxe Digital for distribution around the world. The Digital Cinema Packages provided by Deluxe Digital are very complex and can require up to 100+ versions to address the requirements of 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound, 3D film, content for the hard of hearing , subtitling for multiple languages and much more.Â
The TC TouchMonitors are being used in Deluxe’s three main theatres and two mastering suites for quality control of theatrical content for feature and trailer release. The TouchMonitors are particularly useful in Deluxe’s 32-speaker, Dolby Atmos theatre, one of only two theatres of its kind in Europe.Â
Deluxe Digital’s Head of Technical Services Andy Scade explains: “The TC TouchMonitors are very beneficial to our work because they provide level indication during multi-channel play back of additional channels that we do not audibly monitor. I was able to use the meter after only ten minutes working with it because they are very intuitive and straightforward to use, yet it still offers a comprehensive feature set, which is a rare combination for a piece of equipment.Â It is a phenomenal product that gives us so much more flexibility.”
Available in 7 or 9-inch versions, TC TouchMonitors are fully-featured stereo and multichannel loudness and true-peak level meters that provide a comprehensive set of I/O options, including balanced analogue I/O, AES/EBU digital, digital and analogue I/O. An SDI 3G version is also available. A variety of software options are also provided, including RTA Analyser, SSA Surround Analyser, Radar Display, RTW Premium PPM and Multichannel Routing Module.
HHB also helped Deluxe Digital update its Pro Tools infrastructure by providing sales and technical support for their upgrade to Pro Tools 10 with the Complete Production Tool Kit and an HD Native System. Scade comments: “It can be very difficult to upgrade systems and incorporate new technology into an existing infrastructure. HHB built and configured the new Pro Tools system at their facilities so they could be installed without interrupting our infrastructure and we were up and running in the same day. That is the service that we want and that is why we have been very happy with HHB.”
For more information contact HHB’s Manager, Professional Audio Sales Greg Wheeler on +44 (0)20 8962 5023 or [email protected].
HHB Communications Limited
Founded in 1976 and located in London, HHB Communications is a global leader in the supply of professional audio technology. Serving in the broadcast, recording and media production sectors, HHB’s unique expertise is also recognised by major manufacturers and innovators, many of which have appointed the company as exclusive distributors of their products. The specialist division, Scrub, serves the needs of the television and film post production industry from premises in the heart of London’s Soho.