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InMEDIA

Harmonising Radio Production At MediaCorp
By Colin Tan, Director at BCI
Colin Tan

MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with a presence in print and digital media spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and outof-home media. MediaCorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, beginning with radio in 1936 and television

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in 1963. The company runs seven television channels and 14 radio channels, making it the largest media broadcaster and provider in Singapore. In November 2011 MediaCorp went live with a new system for its radio production. The aim had been to harmonise the recording, scheduling and content editing and to streamline access to production tools for journalists. For this project, MediaCorp chose NETIA’s Radio-Assist 8 to provide an integrated production platform from ingest to delivery. The project aims included a close integration

with the existing ENPS news production system, giving up to 50 radio journalists simultaneous access to the system with intuitive tools that would be easy for them to operate. Overall, the objectives were to maximise the use of the ENPS for radio with a production platform that allowed staff to deliver higher quality programmes to the audience. Radio-Assist is a family of digital audio software programs addressing each part of the production and broadcast workflow, allowing users to record, edit, or prepare a playlist. There are browse and publishing tools for full multimedia functionality, and the software features tools for acquisition, sound-file editing, commercial and music production, newsroom systems, scheduling, multicasting, and administration. BCI Netia’s principal dealer in south east Asia was responsible for the installation and integration of the Radio-Assist system with the ENPS Rundown system. The RadioAssist 8 tools provide added value

by making content on the system intuitively accessible through modules for browsing, multi-track editing and audio playback. These can be opened and operated from within the ENPS interface, and any changes made in the ENPS rundown are automatically duplicated in the Radio-Assist broadcasting tool Air-DDO, even if the program is already on air. The Radio-Assist 8 user interface supports all the languages spoken by MediaCorp’s multilingual staff (English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil), which is very important for productivity and efficient production. Since going live with the system, the integration provides the journalists with an environment in which they can do their work most effectively, without struggling with unfamiliar technology and an interface in a language other than their own. The system delivers a real saving in time and costs for MediaCorp, as well as providing an improved quality of service. ■

NHNZ Boosts Workflows With Quantel Max
NHNZ has purchased a Quantel Max HD assist with Genetic Engineering shared workflow infrastructure
The new systems enable NHNZ to further boost the productivity of its existing Quantel eQ multiresolution editing, effects, grading and deliverables system. Quantel Max frees up eQ time by tackling tasks such as conforms, quality control and playout, allowing NHNZ to achieve maximum throughput, productivity and profitability from the creative eQ suite. NHNZ can work on multiple projects across the eQ and Max without copying media or waiting for transfers using the GenePool shared storage. N H N Z p ro d u c e s f a c t u a l programmes ‒ working on projects for National Geographic International Channels, Nat Geo Wild, Discovery Science, Travel Channel and Smithsonian. NHNZ has more than 100 hours of television in production this year, including seven series and two pilots. On-line editor at NHNZ, Stuart Moffat, said: “There’s always been a bottleneck in our workflow around conforming. Previously we had to wait for deck time with our two HD-Cam SRs. Now that we are file-based we can do conforms whenever we want. Max will be ingesting or laying-back while the eQ is grading or in a finishing session. Effectively, I can work twice as fast. I can finish one episode while I’m ingesting the next one. We’re looking at our future workflows too. One of which could be to edit, then output as one long HD clip and use Max to scene detect before it goes for grade in our eQ system. “eQ is great for its sheer ‘grunt’. It looks solid and I like the ‘look’ you get off it. It’s fast, it doesn’t fall over and it does things in a day that take other platforms three. Every platform has its own different look that the systems architecture gives the end product. eQ’s look is solid; it looks like it’s been finished.” General Manager at NHNZ, John Crawford, said: “Quantel continues to deliver us industry changing technology. Max will add to our highly efficient p ro d u c t i o n pipeline, dramatically boosting our productivity. NHNZ has forged a prominent place for itself on the global stage building for itself a NHNZ’s Quantel workstation robust reputation as a producer what we are always striving to bring known for innovation in storyour broadcasters. The future looks telling and technology, and business very bright for NHNZ.2.” integrity. As a result of our push into Quantel Director of Sales, Martin new genres, we have established a Mulligan, added: “NHNZ and Quantel stronghold as one of A&E’s preferred have an excellent long term working suppliers and enjoyed further relationship, and we are delighted success with our series for Bio that NHNZ has chosen Quantel Max Channel, ‘I Survived...’, including the and Genetic Engineering to boost high-rating special ‘I Survived...9/11’. its already highly efficient post This kind of audience response is production pipeline.” ■


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InNEWS
InREVIEW: BroadcastAsia Highlights
InSPORT: London Games Infrastructure
InVIEW: Fibre Optic Technology
InSOUND: What’s New In Audio Mixing
InSOUND: DIGICO RELEASE CONSOLES RANGE
InMEDIA: Automation Innovations
InMEDIA CLASS: RELIABLE APPROACH TO WORKFLOWS
InMEDIA: MARSHALLING MODERN BROADCAST OPERATIONS
InTECH: SATELLITE UPLINKS: FAR FROM STATIC
InTECH: EUROVISION SUCCESS FOR RIEDEL MEDIORNET
InFORM: MISTIKA POWERS NIKE’S 2D INTERACTIVE ADVERT
InFORM: SUBTITLING EXPLAINED
InGEAR: RYCOTE EXPANDS MICROPHONE SOLUTIONS
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InREVIEW: BroadcastAsia Highlights
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InSPORT: London Games Infrastructure
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InVIEW: Fibre Optic Technology
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InSOUND: What’s New In Audio Mixing
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InSOUND: DIGICO RELEASE CONSOLES RANGE
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InMEDIA: Automation Innovations
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InMEDIA CLASS: RELIABLE APPROACH TO WORKFLOWS
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InTECH: SATELLITE UPLINKS: FAR FROM STATIC
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InTECH: EUROVISION SUCCESS FOR RIEDEL MEDIORNET
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In Broadcast - July 2012 - InFORM: MISTIKA POWERS NIKE’S 2D INTERACTIVE ADVERT
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