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SLG Integrates Lawo Into Broadcasting Centre
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wiss systems integrator SLG
Broadcast has provided a
complete broadcast centre for
Radio 24's new complex in Zurich.
The work included IP-capable fitout of two broadcasting studios, a
layout-studio, a stage, 24 editors'
workstations and integration of the
station's OB vehicle.
SLG constructed an entire studio
complex at the beginning of 2013
in the historic "blue hall" in the
Löwenbräu Area.
In a record-breaking construction
period of just two months, two
state-of-the-art broadcast studios
and associated equipment
rooms were built, plus 24 editors'
workplaces, some with an audioover-IP connection.
Rounding out the facility is a
layout studio and a stage for small
performances, a digital-signagesystem for TV and informational
displays, and an automatic camera
system for webstreaming.
Both studios are identically
equipped, using Lawo sapphire
mixing consoles. These are each
fitted with 12 faders and include a
central module that can be operated
by the host. Additionally, each desk
is complemented by an additional

four-fader module for the news
presenter or co-host, each with its
own overbridge and configurable
touchscreen. In the production
studio, a Lawo crystal was installed
to mix live performances on the
stage and record them to a Pro
Tools DAW. The crystal and the DAW
are both connected to the central
router via MADI.
It was also possible to include the
station's OB-van in the new facility.
Built six years ago as a VRS (Virtual
Remote Studio), this has been
incorporated into the new technical
environment by adapting its
software. VRS enables the hosts and
technical staff to access services in
the broadcast studio from a remote
location, as if they were present in
the facility. Reference monitoring is
taken care of using PMC "twotwo"
loudspeakers.
For telephone phone-ins, Radio
24 uses an extensive Broadcast
Bionics PhoneBox installation,
which handles all call routing and
messaging as well as social media
integration.
Studio 1 is equipped with four HDSDI-cameras, with the vision mixer
able to switch the right camera onto
the webstream - triggered by the

Radio 24's new studio in Zurich

fader position of the Lawo consoles.
Through this feature, visitors to the
Radio 24 website can watch what
is happening in the studio.
Marc Straehl from SLG Broadcast
said: "The technical solutions for
radio are so advanced that we were
able to provide open workspaces,
integrate moving pictures and audio,
and route the programme via mouseclick to different distribution paths.

"Thus, Radio 24 is able to produce
programmes in a global and modern
way, not only using the phone but
also the social media streams that
are available at the host's console.
And although the station produces
global programming, it remains close
to the people of Zurich...Radio 24
has leap-frogged two generations
of technical progress, and is really
at the edge of technology now."

InGEAR
Rojas Chooses AJA Signal Converters For Live Monitoring
M

anolo Rojas has been working
as a Steadicam Operator for
more than 22 years on high profile
feature films, commercials and
music video projects including
Godzilla, Don Jon and Walking with
Dinosaurs 3D.
Part of Rojas' function on-set is to
deliver signal conversion from the
camera's SDI output to HDMI for
monitoring. On a recent shoot that
required monitoring live picture from
1080i 24 camera video signal, he
noticed that the gradation of black
shades within the frame was getting
crunched. This is a problematic
by-product of many signal

AJA's Hi5 Mini-Converter

converters when dealing with live
picture monitoring from ARRI Alexa
and RED Epic cameras.
In order to get to the bottom of
the problem, Rojas went to Los
Angeles-based BandPro Film and
Digital to conduct side-by-side
tests of every major signal converter
on the market.
"Directors and DPs need to see a
full range of blacks in live picture
monitoring to make sure that lighting
and camera angles are where they
need to be," explained Rojas. "It's
my job as a Steadicam operator
to deliver that to them through
my Wireless System. From
the same signal, using
a pattern generator to
create test patterns, I ran
signal conversion tests
with converters from
Data Video, Blackmagic,
Atomos and the AJA
Hi5 and AJA HA5 Mini
Converters. The AJA Hi5
and HA5 were the only
converters that could
handle pristine picture and
audio while delivering true blacks."
Rojas works closely with the VTR

Manolo Rojas, Steadicam Operator

Operator on set to make sure that
the process of getting the signal
out of the camera's SDI to monitors
for playback is seamless. There are
several steps to making this happen,
and how the signal is converted is
key to delivering the best possible
picture for live monitoring of 1080 or
high-resolution video signals.

Rojas concluded: "The AJA Hi5
Mini-Converter and HA5 MiniConverters are a bit more expensive
than some of the market alternatives,
but it's a small price to pay to ensure
that I'm providing my clients with
the best possible picture and most
reliable kit out there."


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InGear: Frezzi Skylight – Advanced Led Lighting
InTest: OTT Is a Hybrid: It’s How You Look at It
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