New edit desks at the University of Leeds

MW Video Systems have recently provided 5 edit desks at the University of Leeds for the School of Media and Communication department.

One 2400mm wide desk and three 1800mm wide desks from the MW Video standard product range were provided.  The desks, complete with mains distribution units, are finished with black nosing and volcanic ash marmoleum worktops.

The School of Media and Communication is one of the top departments in the country for the study of communication, media and culture. With investment in new facilities needed, a specially refurbished state-of–the-art building at the heart of the Leeds campus was created. This prompted the school to look for new furniture for their new media suites.  After visiting the MW Video Systems website, contact was made and the standard edit desk range proved to offer an affordable, yet high quality solution.

“We found MW Video to meet our needs perfectly. The quality of the desk solution is first class and I would happily recommend MW Video to anybody wanting cost-effective specialist broadcast furniture”, praised Andrew Thorpe, School General Manager.


Above: one of the new edit desk set up for training

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Above: the edit desk worktop allows for plenty of space for extra equipment

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Neils scuba experience

neils-scuba experienceLast week, Neil migrated to the north of the country, visiting MW Video clients. Whilst in the area, Neil took the opportunity to look in on fellow Thinking Space colleague, Jason Gregory. After visiting Jason’s “home” office, Neil was invited along to Jason’s diving club at the local leisure centre that evening. Not only did Neil visit, he actually joined in and completed his very first try dive/scuba experience, using the full scuba gear to a depth of 12 ft.

Neil thanked Jason for his patience and excellent instruction, and as you can see from the photograph, even the Thinking Space beanie hat made an appearance underwater!


Neils scuba dive finds him competing in the Thinking Space beanie challenge


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We’re hiring! Business Development Manager required

we're hiring imageMW Video Systems are looking for a Business Development Manager who will develop new business within the UK.

This is largely a business development role to build on an existing customer base. The successful candidate will ideally have experience in selling within the AV/Broadcast industry along with an understanding of basic engineering to help develop the product range in the future.

However, full product training would be provided in house at the Romsey Headquarters in Hampshire. There will also be a requirement for regular ongoing commute to Head office and travel to clients, sites and tradeshows when necessary.

The successful candidate will ideally have strong sales experience with a proven sales history and will preferably have the following skills;

  • Strong planner and excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Organised and motivated professional who can build on an existing client base and manage the business development requirements of the role
  • Demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and customer service

Please forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] by 28th February 2017.

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A welcome return to IBC

A welcome return to IBC

This year, Neil and Liz will be visiting the IBC exhibition once again. This premier event spans 5 days and engages professionals in the media and entertainment industry.  Whilst we do not have our products being exhibited on a stand this year, Neil and Liz will be armed with product information for you to see and advice to share with you. They will be walking the halls, as well as basing themselves in coffee outlets around the venue.

If you would like to meet up with Neil and Liz and join them for a coffee and chat about our latest technical furniture solutions, they will be available from the afternoon of Saturday 10th August through to Monday 12th August.

Get in touch with us here to arrange your meeting… and they’ll be buying the coffees!

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New look website for parent company Thinking Space

Our parent company Thinking Space Systems, have just launched their brand new website. Full of new features to explore, the new look website has a clean design and is now fully responsive. It is suitable for viewing on any device, whether monitor, tablet or mobile, making it even easier to find out about our furniture solutions.

MW Video Systems makes an appearance on the website. Within the broadcast sector page, you will find our details listed, as specialists in technical furniture for the AV and media industry. You can even download a copy of our brochure from here.

Our ever-popular blog is back with a new look. You may spot a few familiar faces here, as well as on the new “about us” page. Share our stories with the new social share buttons too.

You can read the full story with what’s new and what’s revamped here

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the new look. Please get in touch with us and let us know what you think.

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Above: Parent company Thinking Space Systems launch brand new website

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Production desk for the University of Sussex

After visiting our stand at BVE London, the team at the University of Sussex invited MW Video to their site with a view to design technical furniture for their production gallery.

The space allocated for the gallery was tight due to the depth of the room, yet the requirement to provide a production desk suitable for up to 6 operators was still achievable. After a couple of design alterations, the final layout was agreed using our bespoke ProDesk solution.

Provisions were also made to allow the desk to be extended once rack mounted legacy equipment has been removed from the room.

Dr Holroyd, Digital Developer at University of Sussex commented “The team from MW were great. All our requirements were captured during a detailed site visit and we were able to iterate the design a number of times to make sure we had the exact desk that we required. MW also invited us to their workshop so we could acceptance test the desk and finalise the position of various mounts. Overall we are really happy with the desk, the quality and the service.”

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Above: new production gallery with production desk provided by MW Video Systems

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MW Video Systems to Exhibit at BVE London 2016


See MW Video Systems at stand P25, BVE London 2016

We’re back again at the popular event BVE London 2016, the UK’s largest event for professionals involved in the media and entertainment industry.  The three day event commences on Tuesday 23rd February at the ExCel area, and is packed with free seminars and workshops as well as over 278 exhibitors consisting of leading manufacturers, distributors and resellers of professional production and broadcast equipment.

MW Video Systems will exhibit at BVE London 2016, at their stand P25, with their range of demonstration furniture, specially designed for the professional broadcast industry.  An example of an edit desk and master control room desk will be showcased, with a range of options in colour choice, materials and finishes available, explained by our friendly sales team.

An example of parent company Thinking Space Systems’ media wall solution, the Evolution media wall will also be on display. Ideal for mounting larger flat screen monitors on a framework, the solution is ideal for studios and broadcast suites and can be powdercoated black where lighting is an issue.

Also on the stand the Novus range of monitor mounts and tablet holder suggest a further space saving features in your studio environment.

The MW Video sales team will be available throughout the three day event to advise you on your latest project or even to meet for a coffee and a chat.

Register for the event on the BVE website and sign up now, we look forward to meeting you there.

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Our IBC exhibition experience

Last week, Neil and Liz attended the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, with the pair meeting with both clients and friends that they had made over their time spent in the industry. When asking them about their show highlights, they both concluded that it was a mixture of the atmosphere created at the show with an immense number of exhibitors, its’ excellent organisation and the good food and beer that made it!

Neil’s particular highlights were recorded on camera.  Fascinated with the Enigma machine on the Rambus Cryptography Research stand,  he couldn’t resist a snap with a snapshot of history.  Later that evening, Neil discovered the familiar surroundings of Holland, with a visit to a cheese shop and the opportunity to try out a pair of gigantic clogs!

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Neil puts both feet in it!

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Neil tries to crack the code on the Rambus stand

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Audio Media Desks for Rahaleo Recording and Film Studios, Zanzibar

MW Video Systems have recently supplied audio media desks for Rahaleo Recording and Film Studios in Zanzibar.  As part of a larger project undertaken by main contractors On-Air BC Systems Ltd in the United Kingdom, a brand new professional audio recording studio was completed during March and April 2015.

The client, who belongs to the Ministry of Information, Culture, Tourism and Sports, now has a professional recording studio where local musicians and bands can hire at subsidised rates in order to promote themselves.

MW Video supplied two audio media desks 2.4 metres wide for the studio. In addition, MW Video provided underdesk and undershelf rack units which were necessary to accommodate the new video recording unit (Sony HXR Pro AVCHD camcorder and Apple Final Cut ProX NLE editing software) and Avid recording studio based on AVID Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt + HD I/O 16×16 with an Apple iMac 27″ computer . In addition to the new furniture, acoustic panelling and carpeting was installed by On-Air BC Systems Ltd, along with a video projector and screen based on NEC M402W video projector, to create a theatre within the studios.

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The audio media desks at Rahaleo Recording and Film Studios, Zanzibar

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The underdesk and undershelf pods accommodate all the Avid recording studio equipment with ease

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The ambient lighting creates the perfect environment for audio studio recording

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Neil’s on the button at Pinewood Studios

Back at Pinewood Studios…

This week, Neil was invited back to Pinewood Studios to visit TV Studio 2, where MW Video Systems had installed new broadcast furniture for their master control room some 18 months previous. It was Neil’s first opportunity to see the project fully completed and find out how its occupants are finding their new environment.

Whilst at the studios, Neil was given the opportunity to visit the set of the National Lottery show. Without further delay, Neil jumped at the chance to see an empty studio, but the “icing on the cake” was to press the red button! No balls were released, but Neil revelled in the opportunity, even if it was just for show!

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Above: Neil visits the National Lottery Show set at Pinewood Studios


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