Choose your Avid workstation specs
There’s no denying Avid are one of the giants of the audio and video world. Not content with setting the standard for audio hardware and software with their Pro Tools range and more or less inventing the NLE, they also offer a wide range of control panels, I/O devices and storage solutions that mean you can have your whole audio and video setup running on a single, stable platform, meaning you can work with the same files end to end and reducing the risk of anything going wrong. HP’s incredibly powerful, hardwearing Z-series workstations have been qualified by Avid for a while now, so you have no excuse not to build yourself a beast of a workstation and blitz through all your projects in record time...
Things to consider:
1. Choose your core system
2. Choose your workstation
3. Choose your GUI monitor
4. Choose your I/O
5. Choose your control surface
6. How much storage do you need?
7. Put it all together
You might want to know about...
Connect Media Composer and Pro Tools machines in order to edit audio and play back video without compromising on performance.
The HP Z-series’ speed trial
Jigsaw24 consultant Ben Kitching put the Z-series workstations through their paces in our test lab.
IBC 2013: Avid update ISIS and Interplay
In a welcome break from their usual routine, Avid are leading with an audio control surface at this year’s IBC (they’ve also updated ISIS and Interplay, and are showcasing the still-new Media Composer 7, too, so video types should still swing by their stand).
Want to find out more about building your own Avid workstation?
Give us a call on 03332 400 888 or email Broadcast@Jigsaw24.com
Get by with a little help from our ASCRs...
Trouble with your system?
We have Avid Certified Support Representatives on staff, and are one of the few companies in the world who are Avid Elite Partners for audio, video and storage, so there’s no-one better placed than us to support you. All our purchases come with free email and phone support, but we also offer tailored support contracts that include:
• A dedicated point of contact, so you’re always working with someone who understands your system
• 4 or 8 hour break-fix times
• Remote system fixes
• Embedded engineers
• Emergency hardware loans and replacement components delivered the next day
Want to know more?
Give us a call on 03332 400 888
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