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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 programme material to all international delivery specifications.

    CONTENT.

    The Ark provides a range of storage solutions and services and we are approved for digital delivery to major broadcasters. 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 an approved BBC Studios QAR Vendor and skilled with all aspects of DPP deliveries, able to produce automated reports using the latest version of Vidchecker as well as Eyeball reports carried out by our expert QC operators. Our experienced staff have a wide depth of knowledge across all modern and legacy acquisition formats.

    DCP.

    The Ark are experienced in creating fully DCI compliant Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) from your source material. Our operators ensure that your DCP will playback correctly and each DCP is run through a Validation Check. We offer a fully managed HDD and electronic delivery service at unbeatable rates.

    CUT.

    At The Ark our edit suites are equipped with with Avid Nitris, Adobe Premier, Resolve and Final Cut. We have a fully equipped 4K colour grading suite with professional advanced panels and full 4K HDR monitoring. We also have four of the best pieces of restoration software in the business to choose from.

    AUDIO.

    Here at The Ark we offer sound design, mixing and voice-over in our 5.1 dubbing suite and VO booth. The Ark can provide creative sound services for all of your long-form or short-form projects.

    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 is equipped with a comprehensive range of broadcast VTRs and Legacy decks to fulfil all your requirements. Our Alchemist XF converter remains at the cutting edge of standards conversion, delivering precision frame rate conversion performance in real time.

    CONTENT.

    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. Our dedicated Digital Despatch team oversee all incoming and outgoing files on a daily basis and we are approved for digital delivery to major broadcasters. We offer numerous delivery options including Aspera and Signiant and are happy to onboard with any delivery platforms.

    QUALITY CONTROL.

    The Ark are an approved BBC Studios QAR Vendor and skilled with all aspects of DPP deliveries, able to produce automated reports using the latest version of Vidchecker as well as Eyeball reports carried out by our expert QC operators.

    DCP.

    The Ark boasts over 10 years of experience creating Digital Cinema Packages. We offer a fully managed HDD and electronic delivery service at unbeatable rates. We are able to create fully DCI compliant Digital Cinema Packages (DCP) from your source material. Our operators ensure that your DCP will playback correctly and each DCP is run through a Validation Check. We frequently work with material ranging from HD to UHD including 5.1.

    DCP

    CUT.

    The Ark has 3 fully equipped edit suites with Avid Nitris, Adobe Premier, Resolve and Final Cut. All capable of working simultaneously in 4K and HD with access to over 500TB of shared storage with secure network storage. Using a high bandwidth network allows for fast, seamless project collaboration to reduce post production time and help ensure your TX deadlines are met.

    AUDIO.

    Here at The Ark we offer sound design, mixing and voice-over facilities for projects starting from any point in the production or post production process. We can also perform audio restoration and cleanup to make your old or noisy audio sound like new again.