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Consoles For Vision Production
by Jim Evans

These are interesting times in the broadcast production console sector, with new desk developments and technologies featuring more capabilities and more functions flowing into the marketplace.
The continuing swing to all things digital has prompted much of this activity and encouraged more manufacturers to enter the fray. And those pulling the purse strings expect – and are generally being offered – more of the proverbial bang for their buck. The market sector is becoming increasingly price sensitive. Size matters too – ‘smaller footprint’ consoles are an increasingly popular choice, though there is still a demand for the larger desks that dominated for so long. ‘More power in a smaller footprint at an affordable price’ was the catchline for the launch earlier this year of Wheatstone Corporation’s Dimension One. Drawing on the power of Gibraltar, Wheatstone’s digital signal processing (DSP) engine, and based on Wheatstone’s Network First design philosophy, Dimension One offers an impressive feature set at a sensible price. Wheatstone’s Network First design puts a digital audio network, not a console, at the centre of all functions. Instead of connecting audio sources to one or more consoles, they are connected directly to the digital network. Unlike the traditional console design where all functions are located within the console system itself, this new design locates all audio functions in an equipment rack independent of the console, leaving an intuitive control surface in the control room. According to Wheatstone VP Andy Calvanese: “Network First design represents a profound shift in how audio is mixed. Putting an audio network first is the only way to take full advantage of the performance potential of digital audio technology. Eventually, all audio mixing will be done this way.” Calrec Audio unveiled Artemis Light, the newest member of its Artemis family of Bluefin2/ Hydra2 audio consoles, at IBC 2011. Artemis Light introduces “a new compact processing rack dedicated to delivering DSP and routing capabilities in a 4U enclosure”. Like all Artemis consoles, Artemis Light incorporates Bluefin2 High Density Signal Processing and Hydra2 networking technologies in the same compact yet powerful and scalable control surface used by Artemis Shine and Beam. Employing the same hardware and software architecture, the Artemis Light can be fully integrated with any existing Hydra2 network. “No sacrifice has been made to quality, reliability or specification. This is a powerful, full-featured broadcast-production audio console with full redundancy, designed to be an integral part of the Bluefin2/Hydra2 family,” says Henry Goodman, Head of Sales and Marketing at Calrec. “Full compatibility with other Hydra2

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networks means the Artemis Light is scalable beyond its standalone capabilities, providing a costeffective platform that can be easily expanded if production environments become more demanding of resources.” The Artemis Light router has eight Hydra2 ports for interfacing with the extensive Hydra2 I/O range, as well as other Hydra2 routers and their I/O. The flexibility of the Hydra2 I/O range means a large amount of I/O can be connected in various formats, tailored to the specific needs of each environment. Studer’s OnAir 1500 was shown for the first time at IBC. Designed as a flexible solution for radio broadcasting and production, the 1500 combines an intuitive control surface with flexible I/O to deliver a class-leading, cost effective digital mixing system. It’s available in 6-fader and 12-fader variants with high definition OLED channel displays, USB playback and record

functionality. Bruno Hochstrasser, Studer General Manager notes, “We are already taking orders for this fantastic new console ahead of its first showing at IBC, this is a great endorsement of the new product and the confidence our customers have in our ability to deliver.” Studer is also extending its popular Vista 5 M2 range of digital broadcast and production consoles to include a 22-fader option, realising the lowest cost Vista ever to be made available and accompanying it with a new low-cost, Compact Stagebox. Like its bigger brothers the 32 and 42 fader versions, the new model is optionally equipped with new TFT metering, capable of displaying signal levels from mono through to 5.1 channels on each input, with a configurable lower area which can be used to display bus assignments, surround images
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‘More power in a smaller footprint at an affordable price’ was the catchline for the launch earlier this year of Wheatstone Corporation’s Dimension One.


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3Ality Digital Acquire Element Technica
RTL Choses Quantel
Studios In Production
MAM Questions Answered
Changing Faces of Post Production
Microphones In Action
New Developments in Audio for Television
Routers and Switchers
Loudness Measuring in Workflows
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