Rohde & Schwarz supports ARRI Media’s one-stop-shop postproduction services

ARRI Media, a leading European broadcast production service provider, provides a full postproduction service supported by Rohde & Schwarz solutions since 2004.

ARRI Media, Munich
ARRI Media, Munich

Based in Munich with offices across Germany, ARRI Media possesses Germany’s largest postproduction facility and provides production services to national and international film, broadcast TV, and digital media production companies.

Back in 2004, the first of many Rohde & Schwarz postproduction tools that ARRI Media purchased was R&S CLIPSTER. The workstation is placed in heart of ARRI Media’s postproduction workflows, predominantly at the mastering stage. A complete hardware and software turnkey finishing system, R&S CLIPSTER equips users with a robust toolset to tackle any challenge and enhance the postproduction of film and broadcast projects.

The R&S CLIPSTER is mainly used for file conversion workflows, including DCP/IMF mastering and versioning at ARRI Media.

R&S SpycerBox

ARRI Media started using R&S SpycerBox in mid-2016. Mainly, it is used as a high-performance SAN for 4K and UHD projects (mostly with RAW files or PR4444), for restoration (HS-Art Diamant), color grading (Resolve), and mastering (R&S CLIPSTER 5 and 6).


ARRI Media started using R&S VENICE in August 2014 and, in the intervening period, it has been implemented into its QC & I/O departments. The R&S VENICE server is mostly used to capture tape-based video formats in real-time.

R&S VENICE is a future-ready video server for highly optimized file-based TV production workflows right up to 4K. The system manages classic video server tasks such as 4K-HD-SDI ingest and studio playout combined with intelligent file-based features like file ingest, transforming, and media transfer operations. It is especially suited to facilitate content ingest and distribution as well as studio production.

Posted by Chris Dickinson, technology journalist and editor of the Always On blog. February 20, 2018.