Clear Cut Group delivers remote voice over to picture solution

Member News  |  15 May 2020

Clear Cut announce the delivery of Remote Voice Over to Picture services, offering clients the opportunity to record ‘to picture’ from the safety of their own home with an accredited microphone and creative oversight of the recording. 

Remote Voice Over to Picture services provided by Clear Cut – Image © Clear Cut

Since the enforced UK lock-down there has been unprecedented demand for remote recording, however achieving a professional sounding voice-over in a domestic environment has been a challenge across the industry.

Clear Cut Group has developed a voice-over-to-picture solution that keeps the control in the hands of the dubbing mixer. A hire pack – including accredited equipment comprising of a microphone, preamp and laptop is sent to the voice-over artist’s home.  This is remotely operated by the dubbing mixer, allowing the voice-over talent to concentrate on the script and their performance. The Director can monitor and feedback directly and immediately into the session.  Files are recorded straight to the suite for review, and locally for backup. Printed scripts can also be delivered with the pack.  During the R and D phase we have achieved great results and there has been an immediate uptake from the production community.

“It was imperative that we delivered a solution that gave our clients creative benefits and ease of use that, as with all remote solutions, came at a price point that would work with an existing budget.” 

Jess Nottage, Technical Director, Clear Cut Pictures

The Audio and Technical teams were briefed to deliver an excellent, cost-effective recording solution that would closely match the quality and flexibility enjoyed pre-lockdown in our theatres and voice over booths.  

Some programmes recently post produced at Clear Cut Group include; VE Day 75 (BBC One), Dispatches (Channel 4) Stacey Dooley: Locked Up with the Lifers (Wild Pictures, BBC Two), Secrets of the Driving Test (Curve Media, ITV), Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate (Outline Productions, HGTV), Sewermen (Label 1, Paramount Network), The Country That Beat the Virus (Quicksilver Media, Channel 4), Multiple Panorama (BBC One).

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