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Abbey Road editor enhances performance with switch to HP

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE: Abbey Road editor moves from Apple Macbook to HP Z Workstations to cut time and boost productivity



• Upgrade the aging software and hardware at a broadcast editing house to improve productivity and maintain industry leadership

HP Z820

  • Intel Dual Xeon E5-2680 processors
  • 256GB primary SSD
  • 3x 300GB SAS drives- RAID 5
  • 64GB RAM
  • NVIDIA Quadro 6000 Graphics
  • Adobe Software


  • Intel Xeon E3-1245 processor

At A Glance:

Industry: Media
Business name: My Little Eye Headquarters: London, UK Founded: 2007

The customer

My Little Eye is an independent, broadcast post-production company, based in Surrey, UK. Its specialism is music. Jon Walton, the company’s founder, spent seven years working for the Abbey Road Studios; My Little Eye has since worked with high profile artists including The Killers, David Bowie, Green Day, Kings of Leon, Paul Weller and Alt-J.

The problem

Ageing hardware and software was causing production delays. Slow to render graphics and multiple camera feeds. No news of upgrades.

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The impact

Enabled smooth rendering of graphics and real-time playback of multiple content feeds, improving production times.

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“The HP Z1 has the performance and the mobility. It means I can work on-site, which gets me closer to the production team and has been great for business.” Jon Walton, owner, My Little Eye.

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Cut crash incidents from 10 per day, helping increase productivity and decrease stress levels.

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Improved mobility, using the HP Z1, allows editing to be done on-site and brings the production team closer together.

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Faster production times allows for more new projects to be taken on.

“In the three months I’ve been using the HP machines I’ve dramatically reduced downtime, I used to face up to 10 crashes a day on the Mac Pro. It’s saving me an hour a day during busy production days – and that makes life a lot less stressful.” Jon Walton, owner, My Little Eye

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