Gerry Wade spent more than three decades at Intervideo, having started out as a trainee technical assistant in 1986, before progressing to become technical director and ultimately managing director of what was London’s longest established privately owned broadcast facility. The company was wound up on 31 October after more than 40 years in business.
As LMH’s new operations director, Wade will lead the delivery of all operational service lines and will be heavily involved in the onboarding of new workflows and ensuring a smooth migration process for new clients who choose to move their media services requirements to LMH. He will be responsible for the quality of the output of the company and will further strengthen its existing process-based ethos.
Gary Edwards, LMH managing director, said: “Gerry’s appointment is a real coup and another exciting addition to our team. His reputation and vast experience in the media services industry will be a major asset to us as we continue to grow our client base.”
Notable among the equipment purchase, meanwhile, is a Sony BVM-X300 30-inch 4K Trimaster EL OLED grading monitor, which has become the industry standard 4K grading monitor since its release. It will allow LMH to expand its 4K/UHD HDR QC service offering by operating a second 4K-capable edit suite.
The addition of Telestream Vantage and Dalet Amberfin media processing platforms, along with a Grass Valley Alchemist XF file-based standards converter, focus on enhancing LMH’s ability to service international distribution companies.
And a large amount of high-quality legacy library migration equipment, including VTRs, stabilisation hardware and analogue-to-digital glue, will augment LMH’s already impressive legacy-format ingest capabilities.
Edwards explained: “Gerry has kept Intervideo’s equipment in pristine condition. Acquiring it for LMH means it will continue to serve the needs of a wide range of clients, rather than being split up and sold off across the industry. It enables us to upgrade or expand all of our key workstreams of QC, distribution services and library migration.”
“We now hold one of the largest and most varied estates of VT equipment in the UK, if not Europe, covering every legacy format,” he continued. “We are able to service any library migration project whether it be preservation- or monetisation-based, thanks to the unsurpassed longevity of the range of tape-based media we can handle.”