VAN NUYS, CA — Avid made a major sale of its Media Composer 6 and Symphony 6 to Bunim/Murray Productions, the producer of numerous reality TV shows, including Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Real World. The company was previously a Final Cut Pro house, but senior vice president of post production Mark Raudonis says Avid’s NLE better meet the company’s post needs.
In addition to the editorial seats, which will number over 100 as the roll out in coming weeks, Bunim/Murray will also implement Avid’s ISIS 5000 shared storage system.
"Due to the large volume of media generated by our reality shows, we needed to re-evaluate our editing and storage solutions. At the same time, we were looking for a partner who would understand our long-term needs," notes Raudonis. “As we talked with Avid, it was clear that the company has really forged ahead since we worked with them years ago. Their commitment to the needs of their professional customers, like us, is clear. And, with the introduction of Media Composer 6, they really raised the bar and have a vision for the future that makes them the right choice for our business."
Bunim/Murray is working closely with Avid and reseller Key Code Media on the implementation of the new editing gear.
"With the Avid Open I/O, we won't need to change out any of the hardware from our existing editing stations,” says Raudonis. “Instead it's just a software install. In addition, we've always used Pro Tools, so we're looking forward to saving time and gaining added efficiencies through Media Composer and Pro Tools interoperability.”
IMAGE: Bunim/Murray's Raudonis takes delivery of the studio's new Avid gear.