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28 l November 2012


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broadcastnews RUSSIA Calrec Beams into Moscow 


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CALREC HAS made its first foray into Russia with the sale of two Artemis Beam consoles to Television Technical Centre Ostankino for NTV-PLUS, a Russian subscriber satellite and HD service.


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The 48-fader desks were installed in the Moscow Television Technical Centre, networked together using Calrec’s Hydra2 system, allowing either console to access any I/O on the network. The company also designed a panel that sits in the control surface and houses a Colin Broad SR4 serial remote/synchronizer. This setup enables operators to control multiple playback/record machines from the Artemis desk. OKNO-TV, one of Calrec’s Russian systems integrators, co-ordinated the project. “We are thrilled about our first sale to the prominent


Russian station, NTV-PLUS,” said Mike Reddick, Calrec’s manager of European sales. “We feel it is a very positive first step in forging strong bonds between our companies in what will be a long and mutually beneficial relationship.” NTV-PLUS used the new


desks for the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London this year, and rented an additional three Artemis consoles for use during the Summer Games in the city. “We aspired to find a system to match the requirements of our broadcasting and production facilities,” said Oleg Kolesnikov, CTO at NTV-PLUS. “We believe this choice offers the best answer for live sports productions and studio shows. NTV-PLUS is widely known as a technologically pioneering


NTV-PLUS’s Alexey Martynenko sits at one of the broadcaster’s new Artemis consoles


company in the Russian broadcast market, and this digital audio transition with Calrec allows us to maintain that position.”n www.calrec.com


UNITED KINGDOM


BBC ONE’SQuestion Timehas incorporated the Dugan-MY16 automated microphone mixing card into its broadcasts.


The show is mixed on a Yamaha LS9-32 digital console, either by engineer Jeremy Farnell (pictured) or Three Squared Production’s owner Graham Backhouse. With up to 10 omnidirectional microphones in use, the automated microphone mixing eliminates the missed first syllables that can often result from the sound engineer having to rapidly bring a low-level channel fader up.


German OB company Heinen Studios has also invested in the Dugan-MY16, which was recently used to record the programmeTalking of Tomorrowfor national radio station Deutschlandradio Kultur. n www.yamahaproaudio.com


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WORLD SSL brings Golf Channel up to par


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By Kevin Hilton 


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INTERNATIONAL SPORTS broadcaster the Golf Channel is refurbishing its live and post- production operations to HD and 5.1, installing new SSL digital consoles as part of the audio upgrade.


A C100 HDS has been installed in control room PCR1 at Golf Channel’s broadcast


centre in Orlando, Florida, with a C10 HD going into voiceover control area PCR3. The new desks join a C100 HDS already being used in PCR2, which was upgraded in 2009. All three are connected over a MORSE router to allow material to be shared between the studios. The PCR1 C100 HDS


replaces a C100 HD desk and, according to Ken Botelho,


senior director of engineering at the Golf Channel, is part of a plan to give engineers “uniform topology and functionality between the three control rooms”. The broadcaster receives coverage of golf tournaments from around the world, and so needed a way to save time on its production schedules. n www.solidstatelogic.com


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