The Edit Store Cleans Up with Continuum Complete
14 June 2016

The Edit Store is a post production facility located in two listed Georgian townhouses on tranquil Bedford Square, a short walk from the bustle of Soho and Fitzrovia. Founded in 1990, The Edit Store remains an independent facility, a rarity in today’s post production world. The team has a wealth of experience working on documentary, factual, current affairs and factual entertainment content. The Edit Store provides full post services for programmes such as “Panorama,” for the BBC and Channel 4’s award-winning “Dispatches,” and “Unreported World.”

The team uses Continuum Complete across its networked Avid Symphony suites. “Being able to pass sequences between these for rendering has been essential to our workflows,” says Dominic McMahon, Online Editor.   

McMahon, who has been a user of Boris FX for over ten years, relies heavily on the Image Restoration category of Continuum Complete for his work on long-form documentaries, especially current affairs and factual. “The nature of these genres means working to tight deadlines, sometimes up to an hour before transmission,” states McMahon. To clean up and enhance footage quickly, McMahon consistently goes to three filters – Pixel Fixer, Flicker Fixer, and Noise Reduction.  

“I use the Pixel Fixer the most and Noise Reduction comes in very handy for cleaning up archival footage,” notes McMahon. He uses BCC’s built-in presets as starting off points, but usually tweaks to his liking. “I often save my custom presets into an FX bin for use on other episodes or productions,” adds McMahon.

“The last time we upgraded BCC, it was due to improved image restoration options,” ends McMahon. “These have been invaluable tools applied to numerous projects.”