MMC’s Post-Production Services

Isabel Gahlmann, MMC’s Head of Post-Production: Maximum Effectiveness with Solutions Based on Telestream and Avid

Under the management of Isabel Gahlmann, MMC’s post-production sector has grown considerably in the last year. Magic Media Company (MMC), Cologne, now operates up to 40 editing suites for video and audio post-production. Projects are produced at MMC as well as at customers’ locations. In addition, MMC has invested heavily in the past months to further expand its tapeless-workflow system.

Isabel Gahlmann explains the latest innovations: “Due to Apple’s product policy, MMC’s postproduction department has decided to rely more on our partner Avid. All available Final Cut suites were equipped with Media Composer 5.5 software and can be used as hybrid suites under Final Cut 7 as well as under Media Composer 5. This allows MMC to edit major projects on a joint platform.

Networking between editing suites, MMC control rooms and the outside world was also greatly enhanced. A FlipFactory (by Telestream), enabling automated format conversion and file serving, is now the network’s centerpiece.


In addition, the ingest workflow for studio productions, which is realized by Telestream pipelines, among others, has been accelerated and simplified through full automation.

Thanks to workflow management, developed by Post-Production Supervisor David Merzenich, and the newly installed solutions by Telestream and Avid, we guarantee a highly effective postproduction process. Our clients benefit from greater flexibility and speed, particularly in major projects and studio productions, where short-term reworks are required.”



Isabel Gahlmann
Head of Post-Production
Phone: +49 221 250 1107
E-mail: isabel.gahlmann(at)

David Merzenich
Post-Production Supervisor
Phone: +49 221 250 1637
E-mail: david.merzenich(at)