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In the lime light: d:fine is now available in lime green


A d:fine-ing moment


DPA By Paul Watson


An expanded line up of DPA’s d:fine headset microphones is on show today, all of which are said to offer impressive gain before feedback and very


stable construction. Designed to be unobtrusive, all models in the d:fine series are said to be easy to fit and provide presenters and guests with a discreet solution. DPA claims that the range is now renowned for its audio accuracy and its ability to deliver vocal intelligibility and


consistent audio performance at all SPLs. Available in both directional and omnidirectional options, in dual-ear designs and with long or short booms, the idea is that any d:fine headset mic fits comfortably and can be adjusted to accommodate any ear size and head shape.


According to DPA, d:fine is


easy to switch between right and left sides by rotating the boom and the earhooks. A new short, 4cm boom is available for the omnidirectional d:fine, which sits just below the earlobe, and is designed for applications where the mic


must not be visible on the face, but where high quality sound is paramount. d:fine is now available in lime green as well as black, beige or brown – each of which comes with a mounted makeup and moisture filter, five coloured ID rings and four windscreens. 8.D76


Stars align for Gemini control


Shotoku By Paul Watson By David Fox


The Gemini Pan Bar Control System has made its first appearance at IBC with Shotoku’s lightweight TG-27 head, a combination that ‘is ideal for placing smaller cameras and lenses in locations where a cameraman could not conveniently, or safely, be positioned’. Shotoku claims that it


combines the ‘intuitive control and feel of the manual pan and tilt head with the convenience and capabilities of a remote head’, and offers total control over the speed and response profile. Other robotic products on


show include Shotoku’s TR-T control systems, controlling multiple cameras and sharing camera operation across several controller-types, and its


Orchestra CMS parliamentary systems, which are fully automated and have live video touch-screen operation. The TG-27 pan & tilt head is also regarded as well suited to these applications and it is being shown under the control of the TR-S panel. 11.F40


Twin pan bar controls: Shotoku’s Gemini PBCS


Lawo is showing its mc²66 console, which boasts 888 DSP channels and 144 summing buses along with top quality signal processing. Following an agreement on loudness standards, the ‘Loudness War’ has been brought to an end, and according to Lawo, it is already on the case when it comes to implementing these standards: all of the manufacturer's mc² consoles can now boast integrated loudness metering, complying fully with the EBU/R128 and ATSC/A85 requirements.


The mc²66 benefits from


AMBIT, a DSP module for the perfect conversion of stereo signals to surround sound and, according to the manufacturer, ‘extreme reliability’, thanks to the redundant design of all its audio channels. It is also very


Get your kicks on the mc²66


Lawo


flexible, as it allows users to make far-ranging modification during operation, without losing any production data. In addition, linking several mixers and matrixes enables users to set up even the largest of broadcast complexes, which brings the potential for great savings in time and cost. The console comes in a range of frame sizes from 16 + eight faders to 96 + 16 faders, and boasts four rotary controls with free assignment and input gain controller. In addition, there is Channel Display on every 100mm fader with touch- sensitive selection, and TFT metering in mono, stereo or up to 7.1, including bus-


assignment and dynamics gain. Furthermore, an additional eight faders are available via Lawo's Extra Faders Option, which means users can choose between the classic layout and the new Short- Control Fader Panel in the central control section. 8.C71


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