Jigsaw24 goes Greek to deliver Dolby Atmos studio
The company designed and deployed the purpose-built facility for dubbing, subtitling and post-production agency Authorwave in a COVID-secure project.
Jigsaw24, which is one of only two authorised Dolby Professional Solutions Resellers in the UK, advised Authorwave on how best to create a Dolby-approved room that would allow them to create high-quality content and secure more Dolby Atmos Music commissions.
David 'Saxon' Greenep, Pro Audio Consultant at Jigsaw24, flew out to personally oversee the setup and pre-calibration of the studio, which was designed with Dolby themselves to ensure an ideal workflow.
The room had to meet strict requirements – relating to its size and geometry, its speakers and amps, its acoustics, and its mix and monitoring solutions – in order to become a Dolby Atmos-certified facility, and features an official rendering unit (or 'RMU') on a Mac mini that ensured it qualified.
Saxon spent three days with the Authorwave team, adhering to strict COVID-19 safety protocols while also providing training in Avid Pro Tools workflows and Dante workflows.
The resulting Dolby Atmos studio gives Authorwave, which primarily works to adapt content for cinema, TV and OTT streaming services, a significant advantage over its counterparts in Greece.
Saxon said: "Authorwave were totally committed to not only building a brilliant studio, but also doing everything it takes to secure official approval from Dolby.
"This meant it was vital that every aspect of the facility, from its layout to the calibre of equipment fitted throughout, was carefully considered and of the highest possible standard.
"It was a privilege to work on such a landmark project and provide the Greek audio industry with the country's first Dolby Atmos-approved studio."
The pro audio experts at Jigsaw24 offer hands-on demos of Dolby Atmos solutions from an experience centre in Soho, London. The company also became the first business in the UK to earn Avid Certified Cloud Partner status earlier this year.
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Jigsaw24 is a leading B2B technology solutions provider. With specialists in production, post, finishing, audio and infrastructure, we design, deliver and support end-to-end solutions for some of the UK's biggest facilities. As an Avid Elite Partner, with top accreditations from manufacturers including Adobe, HP, Blackmagic Design and more, we can advise on everything from Dolby Atmos mixing to cloud-first editing workflows, all the way through to final delivery – all of which you can see live in our Soho demo facility. We are also an Apple Authorised Enterprise Reseller, an Apple Premium Service Provider and a Microsoft Gold Cloud Productivity Competency Partner.