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    The Ark.

    One of London’s leading independent post production facilities – we are based over two sites with our duplication, conversion, encoding, file management, transcoding and audio dubbing services located in King's Cross and our restoration, production and edit suites in London Bridge.

    ENCODING.

    The Ark offers cutting edge technology and expertise in order to create complete workflow solutions for the creation, distribution and storage of all your tape and file programme material to all recognised formats.

    CONTENT.

    Digital Despatch at The Ark manages all incoming and outgoing files via numerous delivery platforms. File movements are monitored and controlled through our proprietary MAM system allowing for a robust end-to-end solution.

    QUALITY CONTROL.

    The Ark are BBC Studios approved and fully compliant with all aspects of DPP deliveries with the ability to produce both Vidcheck automated reports and eyeball reports. Our experienced staff have a wide depth of knowledge across all formats and issues that arise from QC or PSE tests can be fixed in-house speeding up the delivery process.

    DIGITISE.

    The Ark is equipped with a comprehensive range of broadcast VTRs from multiple HDCAM SR decks to legacy formats with support equipment including Alchemist Ph.C HD Converters. All duplication, including Blu-ray, DVD and CD, can meet any order size.

    CUT.

    At The Ark our edit suites are equipped with Avid Nitris DX, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier, all capable of working simultaneously in HD with access to 250Tb of shared storage.

    LISTEN.

    Here at The Ark we offer sound editorial and design, mixing and voice-over facilities for projects starting from any point in the production or post-production process. The Ark can provide creative sound services for all of your long-form or short-form projects.

    ARCHIVE.

    The Ark have large digital and physical library facilities in Central and West London and are able to provide a range of storage solutions and services.

    DCP.

    The Ark offers cutting edge technology and expertise in order to create complete workflow solutions for the creation, distribution and storage of all your tape and file programme material to all recognised formats.

    ENCODING.

    The world of video is in constant flux with changes in technology providing new and cost-effective ways to distribute and monetise your programmes. The Ark offers cutting edge technology and expertise in order to create complete workflow solutions for the creation, distribution and storage of all your programme material to all international specifications including DPP and iTunes.

    CONTENT.

    Digital Despatch at The Ark manages all incoming and outgoing files. We offer numerous delivery platforms including:

    • Aspera Faspex & Aspera Point To Point Server Connection
    • FTP
    • SmartJog
    • Signiant

    QUALITY CONTROL.

    The Ark are able to offer automated file QC utilising the latest Vidchecker software. We are BBC Studios approved and fully compliant with all aspects of DPP deliveries with the ability to produce both automated and eyeball reports.

    DIGITISE.

    The Ark is equipped with a comprehensive range of broadcast VTRs including multiple HDCAM SR decks with full 4:4:4 capabilities, Alchemist HD converters and a full complement of VTR decks and support equipment including legacy formats.

    CUT.

    At The Ark our Edit Suites are equipped with Avid Nitris DX, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier, all capable of working simultaneously in HD with access to 250Tb of shared storage.

    LISTEN.

    Here at The Ark we offer sound editorial and design, mixing and voice-over facilities for projects starting from any point in the production or post production process. The Ark can provide creative sound services for all of your long-form or short-form projects.

    ARCHIVE.

    The Ark have large digital and physical library facilities in Central and West London and are able to provide a range of storage solutions and services.

    DCP.

    The Ark is one of London’s leading Digital Cinema experts, with over 10 years’ experience creating Digital Cinema Packages, and offers a fully managed HDD and electronic delivery service at unbeatable rates.  We are able to create Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) / Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM) files from your source material which are fully DCI compliant. Clients can also utilise our cloud-based storage and delivery systems.

    DCP