National Broadcast chooses Autodesk media and entertainments Discreet Flint systems for Visual effects


Irish National broadcaster (R.T.E) has chosen Autodesk Media and entertainments Discreet Flint systems

Last Updated: June 21, 2006 4:37 pm GMT
(June 21, 2006) Eurotek Today announced that it has completed the Installation of a new Graphics infrastructure at Irelands national broadcaster , R.T.E (Radio Teilifis Eireann).The installation, completed over a three month period, is based around Autodesk Media and entertainments advanced graphics systems, Discreet Flint.
After a long evaluation period of competing graphics systems, they purchased numerous Mac and high powered BOXX workstations, render farms and MAX -T sledgehammer systems, all designed around 6 advanced Discreet Flint systems. At the heart of the new infrastructure is a new ARTBOX DAM (Digital asset management) system from Proximity installed by Eurotek.
RTÉ will use Discreet Flint as an in-house tool to generate a full variety of graphics. The innovative features of Discreet Flint help create the superior visual effects required for building broadcast content material, opening titles, sequences and promotional material. Commenting on the install, Carol Coffey, manager of Broadcast Graphics at RTÉ. "It's a sophisticated digital compositor with faster rendering time, which is critical to our efficiency."
The Discreet Flint systems will allow R.T.E to work more closely with post production houses, as they can share metadata from their Flint systems with the numerous Flame systems installed in the post production community and have seamless interoperability with projects that they may be co-working on.
Commentating on the install, Kevin Moore of Eurotek, "R.T.E are consistently at the forefront of broadcast technology, and we are delighted that they have invested in Autodesk Media and Entertainment’s advanced graphics systems. We are delighted that R.T.E chose an Irish systems integrator to complete this state of the art graphics project."
About R.T.E
Radio Telefís Éireann is Ireland's Public Service Broadcaster. RTÉ, through all of its services, forms a major part of the infrastructure of Irish society. The distinctive leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides a comprehensive and cost-effective broadcasting service to the Irish public on radio and television.
About Eurotek
Eurotek was established in 1967 and is Ireland’s leading supplier and systems integrator of broadcast and professional video, television, and film editing equipment and has consistently introduced new technologies to the production, post-production and broadcast industries.

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