TV-BAY Magazine Issue 66 June 2012
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WORLD NEWS Census Digital 3G-capable NanoQubes A new addition to the Preco range of broadcast-quality equipment, the Census Digital NanoQubes series allows video and audio interface systems to be assembled from a range of compact modules.  The NanoQube series is designed for use in broadcast-quality video and audio production, post-production, playout and head-end facilities, states Precos Commercial Manager, Sarah Lenson. It includes a versatile selection of component products from which reliable signal interfacing and distribution systems of practically any size can be configured quickly and cost-efficiently. Glensound talk SPORT www.preco.co.uk T he UKs only dedicated sports radio station, talkSPORT, recently announced that they have agreed a deal with the Premier League for an exclusive package of international audio broadcasting rights for the next four football seasons. talkSPORT will broadcast commentary on all 380 Premiership games each year to football fans across the world in multiple languages including English, Spanish and Mandarin. This extensive commentary required investment in a completely new commentary system setup. Senior Station Engineer at talkSPORT, Peter Ockelford, approached Glensound in early March 2012 with a brief for the development of the new commentary infrastructure.  Three products were developed to meet the commitments of covering the Premiership commentary the Fader 3, the Fader 6 and the GS- FW029. The Glensound Fader Commentary mixers all link back to 4 custom designed production talkback and monitoring units, the GS-FW029.  This allows talkback to 10 separate Fader commentary locations, with selectable input monitoring from 12 sources. www.glensound.co.uk 16 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Curtain raised on new tripod range L ibec used NAB to demonstrate its brand new LX system, a very low cost professional tripod with a fluid head which shares the same tripod legs as the prestigious Libec RS range for outstanding rigidity and an impressive payload of 4kg (LX5) and 8kg (LX7). Its drag system is particularly refined: it allows camera operators to trace every motion from start to finish thanks to its supreme torque system. Counter-balancing is accurate and pan and tilt movements are very smooth. A high-grade spreader either floor level or mid-level - with large rubber feet is included with the standard package. Each model features a two-stage 75mm tripod system with a ball diameter of75mm. Both weigh a mere 5.5kg. The LX5 is available at £362; the LX7 at £450 from resellers across Europe. www.ianirouk.com