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GRADING Sky has installed two Baselight TWO 4k colour grading systems, each with a Blackboard 2 control surface, within its post-production department in Osterley, West London. A Baselight Assist for finishing and rendering, and two Baselight Conform Mac OS X software seats for content preparation have also been added. The Filmlight-developed equipment will be used to service both external clients and in-house departments. Cara Sheppard, the post production senior manager within the Entertainment and Creative operations at Sky, said: “FilmLight has always led the way with advances in Ultra HD and HDR, which is of particular interest to us at the moment. Baselight is our clients’ preferred grading system, and indeed is the grading system of choice amongst freelance colourists as well.” Four floating Baselight for Avid licences have also been purchased. In related news, Cardiff-based post house Gorilla has also boosted its finishing facilities with a Baselight upgrade. CLOUD EDITING Forbidden Technologies has raised £3m through a share placing with the money earmarked to boost sales and increase product development. The shares were sold to institutional and other investors, including existing shareholders. Chief executive Aziz Musa said: “We are building an increasingly strong pipeline of opportunities and the funds raised will help support our sales ambitions.” Forbidden Technologies is the developer of the cloud-editing platform Forscene. The company has also revealed that Atos Origin South Africa is using Forscene for training as many as 500 students. On instructions of Fountain Television Limited Online Auction unless previously sold Of the entire contents of Fountain Studios, Wembley, to include all Camera, lighting, sound & vision equipment plus contents of restaurant, offices, dressing rooms and other general equipment. EDITING Users of Avid editing and workflow systems are to be given the chance to directly influence how the company provides its technology, products and services in the future. Working with the Avid Customer Association (ACA), the manufacturer is canvassing options on technical, creative, business and investment decisions. Avid chief executive Louis Hernandez, Jr said: “With the ACA Vote, we’re setting a precedent for the industry again by giving every ACA member the opportunity to influence our collective future with input towards new or improved offerings that will positively impact the community and the company.” The first round of online voting will take place until 27 January 2017 with a second round from 13 February 3 March. Results will be announced at NAB. Cameras: 10 – Sony HDC 1500 Cameras all with channel package accessories including HDCU 1000 camera control units, Sony RCP-920 remote controllers and HDVF-20A 2” B&W CRT Monocular viewfinders, 9 - various studio pedestals, Qty. of camera cables, 5 - Vector 750 Pan and tilt heads, 11 - Vinten 200mm high hats ect. Vision: Various Sony, TVLogic, Panasonic, Ben Q & JVC Monitors, Sony CCP 8000 control panel for MVS 8000X vision mixer, Sony CCP 9000 small second control panel for MVS 8000X vision mixer, 40 - TSL under monitor displays, quantity of LCD and Plasma televisions Lighting: 180 – Giano dual source, 50 – Fresnel 5Kw Strands, 64 – Iris 4 cyc floods, 40 – Orion 4 ground units, 768 channel Congo lighting desk, 2 – 370 channel Compulite Dimers. Plus, large quantity of lighting hoists and pantographs Sound: 56 Fader Calrec Apollo sound desk with full redundant cards, D&B PA speakers, D&B 2 channel PA amplifiers, Motorola radios and 51 various microphones. Restaurant: Wintehalter Dishwasher, Foster and Polar refrigerators and freezers, Combi ovens, Victor hot food server, Falcon 6 burner gas cooker, quantity of tables, chairs, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery Other: Office furniture and equipment, computers, scenery and drapes, wind machine, smoke machine, forklift truck demountable stage and air conditioning plant Auction Opens: 30 January 2017 at 9am Auction Closes: 7 February 2017 from 9.30am Clearance: 14-15 February 2017 between 10am and 4pm Viewing 31 January 2017 between 10am and 4pm Viewing Address Fountain Studios 128 Wembley Park Drive WEMBLEY Middlesex HA9 8HQ All lots are subject to availability Payment by BACS or Debit Card only. NO CASH PAYMENTS ON SITE. Details Buyer’s premium - 15% For further details, please visit our website at: City Tower, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester M1 4BT KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 121 January 2017 | 13