WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON  January 16, 2024 – Award-winning post-production facility Picture Shop has signed a multi-year contract with Jigsaw24 Media for Avid NEXIS® Storage and Media Composer Enterprise subscriptions and support. The new deal sees Picture Shop transition to Avid’s subscription model for storage and includes technology and services across all Picture Shop facilities in the UK.

The agreement is an extension and expansion of a previous contract between Picture Shop and Jigsaw24 Media, signed in 2020 when the facility moved to a software subscription model for their Avid Media Composer Enterprise video editing requirements. The deal includes both Avid NEXIS® Storage and Media Composer Enterprise subscriptions and support and provides bridging support for existing infrastructure as Picture Shop migrates to a subscription model for storage over the coming years. Jigsaw24 Media will also help the post house consolidate storage across their facilities in London, Manchester and Bristol with a move from Avid’s NEXIS E-series to F-series storage engines.    

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“Picture Shop’s ability to bring the entertainment industry’s most imaginative filmmakers’ and top-tier studios’ creative visions to life depends on both innovative talent and best-of-breed technology,” says Cara Sheppard, Picture Shop president. “The combination of Avid’s market-leading products and Jigsaw24 Media’s exceptional service gives our team confidence in our technical capabilities, so we can focus on the creative service.” 

Avid Media Composer | Enterprise gives post-production and broadcast teams all the power of Avid’s top-grade Media Composer | Ultimate, while enabling organisations to deliver a more streamlined, user-centric experience to increase efficiency. When combined with Avid NEXIS storage, editors can work from anywhere and get the same access to media, workflow, and user experience as if they were editing in the facility. Avid NEXIS® is the media industry’s most comprehensive and reliable shared storage solution, offering flexible, scalable storage tiering on premises and in the cloud. Optimized and powered by Avid NEXIS | VFS (virtual file system) software to accelerate media production, it enables teams of hundreds to collaborate easily, efficiently, and securely across flash, online, nearline, and archive storage.

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“Jigsaw24 Media’s relationship with Picture Shop goes back over two decades,” says Jason Cowan, MD at Jigsaw24 Media. “One thing that hasn’t changed in all this time is our role in helping to ensure that Picture Shop’s technical infrastructure provides creative freedom while remaining utterly stable and dependable. Supporting Picture Shop’s move to a subscription model for storage with Avid is the next step in this ongoing endeavour.”  

Visit www.media.jigsaw24.com/ to find out more

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