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Mix with the Pros in 3D

Thursday 18th May

3pm and 7pm • 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

3D mixing tips from Halo Post’s Richard Addis (Great Barrier Reef/Human Universe).

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DaVinci Resolve Social

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DaVinci Resolve Social

Wednesday 10th May 2017

6-9pm • 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

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It's time for our next DaVinci Resolve Social. As well as your chance to meet up, network and discuss workflow and experiences of using the software with our experts as well as your peers, this time we’ll also have the brand new DaVinci Resolve Micro and Mini control surfaces for you to try out. And of course there’ll be plenty of food and drinks on offer while you network, so pop down to our Soho service and customer centre to meet your fellow users and talk all things Resolve!

Mix with the Pros 3D

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Mix with the Pros 3D

Thursday 18th May 2017

3-4.30pm or 7-8.30pm

8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

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Halo Post’s Richard Addis is back at Golden Square to tell you everything you need to know about 3D immersive sound.

As well as getting practical advice straight from the pros themselves, we’ll be throwing open the doors to our demo room so you can take a look at our Dolby Atmos-enabled Avid S6 suite equipped with the latest kit from Focusrite, JBL Pro, Lexicon, Sennheiser and NUGEN.

There’ll also be demos from Avid’s Rich Nevens and Dolby Atmos VR engineer Ceri Thomas, so you can see how major vendors are tackling the 3D challenge. We’ll be running two identical sessions, one at 3pm and one at 7pm.

What to expect

3.00/7.00 Registration and refreshments.
3.30/7.30 Avid Pro Tools | S6 presentation.
3.45/7.45 Special guest to be announced.
4.00/8.00 Dolby Atmos presentation.
4.15/8.15 Halo Post Production’s Richard Addis (Great Barrier Reef/Human Universe).
4.30/8.30 Drinks and demos, featuring Avid, Dolby, Focusrite, NUGEN and Sennheiser.
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Jigsaw24’s Tech Breakfasts

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Jigsaw24’s Tech Breakfasts

Starting Wednesday 24th May 2017

8am-8.45am • 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

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We’re waking audio and video experts up bright and early and bringing them down to Soho for our upcoming series of Tech Breakfasts! Kicking off at 8am, they’re a great opportunity to hear from clued-in pros about the latest industry developments and get some free technical training while you take a pit stop on your way to work.

Getting under way in May, our first Tech Breakfast will focus on high dynamic range (HDR) for television, followed by a morning seminar in July looking at colourimetry for film and TV, then an introduction to encryption in September. We’ll be laying on some breakfast bites to get you ready for the day ahead, and our experts will be hanging around till everyone’s headed off so you’ll have the chance to put your tough technical questions to them.

Our experts…

Phil Crawley, Head of Systems Integration, root6
Phil has over 30 years’ experience as a broadcast engineer. He was previously the Technical Director of The Resolution Post Group, Chief Engineer at Oasis Television, and worked on the first three series of Big Brother before joining root6 to oversee the design, commission and certification of systems integration projects. In his spare time, he makes handheld games consoles and is a member of the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
Matt Ward, Senior Engineer, root6
Matt worked with some of London’s leading music recording studios before making the jump to video post and handling delivery to national broadcasters. He’s worked in post-production and broadcast ever since. He’s a member of the SMPTE, and was previously a Technical Manager at Strongroom Post-Production, Breathe Post-Production and Air Post-Production.

Next event…

High dynamic range (HDR) for television
– 24th May 2017, 8am-8.45am

Future events…

Colourimetry for film and TV: An introduction
– 5th July 2017, 8am-8.45am
Introduction to encryption
– 12th September 2017, 8am-8.45am
40/56 Gigabit Ethernet over copper and new networking standards
– Date TBC
Fibre optic 101: What every engineer needs to know; single, multi-mode etc
– Date TBC
Wave-division multiplexing: How to make your fibre infrastructure really pay for itself
– Date TBC
AES67 and audio networking standards
– Date TBC
Evolving standards for SDI: Why it’s still relevant to the industry in the face of IP
– Date TBC

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Welcome to the world of virtual reality

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Welcome to the world of virtual reality

Wednesday 8th February 2017

8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

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In February 2017, we held a free virtual reality event at our Soho service and customer experience centre. Speakers from Alchemy VR, Rewind, Halo and The Mill shared their insights on using VR to create digital marketing and groundbreaking immersive experiences. We also had hands-on demos of the latest VR technology from HTC Vive and NVIDIA, and more, for attendees to try out themselves. Here's what went down...

Want to know more? Give us a call on 03332 400 888, email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com or visit Jigsaw24.com/broadcast.


 
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Make Music on a Mac with Avid

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Make Music on a Mac with Avid

Thursday 9th March 2017

6-9pm • 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

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Whether you’re a project studio or major music recording facility, we’re the go to supplier of creative audio solutions. We like to keep things simple, so we’re partnering up with Avid and breaking out Pro Tools | S3, Pro Tools | Dock and the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro to show you just how easy it can be to make banging tunes on a Mac!

Join our panel of pro audio experts as they discuss how they use Pro Tools to make music on a Mac, and get the chance to have a play on the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro while enjoying a few refreshments. We’ll also welcome leading vendors to our Soho service and customer experience centre, including Avid, Apogee Digital, Focusrite, JBL Pro, Lexicon, Sennheiser, Neumann and ROLI.

The expert panel

Tim Bran – Record producer known for his work with London Grammar, Birdy and Dreadzone.
Steve Mackey – Bass guitarist for Pulp, record producer for M.I.A and Florence + the Machine.
Stephen Street – Music producer for The Smiths, The Kaiser Chiefs and Blur.
Walter Mair – Ivor Novello nominated and Telly award-winning composer who’s worked on Ronaldo, Blood Orange, Glue and more.

The plan for the evening

6pm Registration.
6.30pm Introduction from Avid’s Simon Sherborne.
6.45pm Pro audio expert panel discussion.
7.45pm Drinks, networking and your chance to try out the new Touch Bar MacBook Pro.
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Wacom Cintiq Pro & Intuos Pro drop-in

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NEW Wacom Cintiq Pro and Intuos Pro drop-in

Tuesday 14th March 2017

3-7pm • 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

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Hot on the heels of the new MobileStudio Pro line of pen computers, Wacom have also completely refreshed their Cintiq and Intuos Pro lineups. So to give you the opportunity to get your hands on all the new tablets, as well as the MobileStudio Pro and Cintiq 27QHD, we’ve teamed up with Wacom for an exclusive drop-in event at our Soho service and customer experience centre.

As well as your chance to give the new models a try, we’ll also have Wacom expert Sian on hand to field any questions you might have, plus a few refreshments to keep you going. It’s a drop-in session, so feel free to swing by when you can – just let us know you’re coming by registering using the button on the right...

What to expect

NEW Intuos Pro and Paper. The industry standard Intuos Pro gets a makeover, with an all-new slim design and the Pro Pen 2, while the Paper Edition comes with the Paper Clip, which affixes to the top of your tablet and tracks pen strokes made with your Wacom Finetip Pen.
NEW Cintiq Pro. Check out the slim new Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 (with HD screen) and Cintiq Pro 16 (with 4K screen), both boasting edge-to-edge displays for a pen on paper feel, plus improved colour accuracy and the new Pro Pen 2.
MobileStudio Pro. Try out Wacom’s Intel-powered, tablet computer, running full versions of your favourite creative software with up to 4K resolution and 96% RGB colour performance.
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Explore HDR with Rohde & Schwarz

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Explore HDR with Rohde & Schwarz

Wednesday 15th March 2017

6-9pm • 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

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Our free Explore HDR with Rohde & Schwarz event is an exclusive chance to check out their Clipster 6 mastering workstation and get hands-on, while getting expert insight from colour science specialist and Clipster Product Manager Stephen Birdsong.

The R&S Clipster 6 is the gold standard workstation for mastering and distributing feature films and episodic TV, providing a foundation for post-production vendors to build services on. Talking us through it on the night will be Stephen Birdsong, an expert in HDR video. Stephen is stopping over from the States for one week only, so this is your exclusive chance to hear about HDR workflow and the Clipster 6 and put your questions to him, all over the customary beers.

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Exclusive event:
An evening with Neil Davidge

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Exclusive event: An evening with Neil Davidge

Wednesday 5th April 2017

6-9pm • 8 Golden Square, Soho W1F 9HY

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We’ve managed to pin down legendary composer and producer Neil Davidge for an evening at our Soho service and customer experience centre. Neil, best known for his work with Massive Attack, will be talking all about his past film, TV and video game projects (including Clash of the Titans, Trouble the Water and Halo 4), his experiences using Pro Tools (since 1994!), and his current film about the making of his album Slo Light.

We’ll be playing tracks and sessions from Slo Light, as well as revisiting Mezzanine and examining how the tracks were created. Sign up for your chance to hear from Neil and Avid, and pick their brains over a beer or two.

What to expect

6pm Registration.
6.30pm Interview with Neil Davidge
7.15pm Q&A session.
7.30pm Drinks and networking, plus a chance to check out our Steampunk demo facility, boasting an Avid Pro Tools | S6.
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