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project Software Generation Ltd (SGL) has
announced a major installation of
its FlashNet archive at PBS Ltd.,
Maltas national broadcaster. The
project was overseen by systems
integrator DAB Electronica Co.
Limited. Quality sound to studio
and small screen
A udio engineer Richard Gough is the latest in a roster of high profile
Front-of-House engineers who are investing in DPA d:facto II Vocal
Microphones for use with big name recording clients.
Gough has been using d:facto Vocal Microphones supplied by DPA’s
UK distributor Sound Network with a number of artists. One of these is
Conor Maynard who has tried the microphone in the studio for small live
recordings, and in a broadcast setting for live TV performances including
one for SBTV and another for ITV2’s Xtra Factor.
“Maynard is still quite fresh and new to the music industry,” Gough
explains, “so I didnt really expect him to notice using different mics on his
own vocal. But after using the d:facto for about ten shows in a row, there
were a couple of TV performances where we had to use another brand
of wireless mic and he instantly noticed the difference. He wasnt happy
with the amount of ‘pop’ or the ‘booming’ in the low end that these other
microphones were giving. It was a noticeable difference for him.”
Also impressive for Gough has been the way DPA’s d:facto Vocal
Microphone performs, even when used in an unconventional way.
With a catalogue of material
dating back 50 years, PBS Ltd.
has a vast collection of historical
footage held on U-matic and beta
tapes. The primary focus for
the broadcaster is to digitise this
material so that it’s available for
future use and so that it can be
stored for generations to come.
As well as providing historical
value, the SGL archive also
provides PBS Ltd. with a simpler,
more efficient workflow for current
production and news material.
SGL FlashNet is being used in
conjunction with an Avid Interplay
Archive system sitting between
an Avid Interplay PAM and a
SpectraLogic tape library. The
workflow moves clips required
for transmission imported into
the Avid Interplay with FlashNet
automatically creating backup
copies on tape stored in the
SpectraLogic library. In-house
PBS productions and news
production material is also held on
the Avid Interplay and stored to
the library in the same way. The
workflow is also configured to
enable FlashNet to restore material
to the production environment.
Physique TV chooses Chameleon
OASYS Automated Playout has been chosen to provide an automated playout solution for Physique TV, MENA’s first
24 hour HD television channel dedicated to fitness, healthy living, nutrition and action sport.
As part of a decision to consolidate its market presence and bring all transmissions in-house, Physique TV selected
the OASYS Chameleon platform to supply automated playout for its Arabic language channel broadcasting on
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