Paris, France (February 28, 2011)–Paris TV channel BFM Business has installed a 32-channel, 24-fader Solid State Logic C10 HD compact broadcast console.
BFM Business, owned and operated by the NextRadioTV Group, provides coverage of French and international business and financial news for the city of Paris over terrestrial TV and for France over broadband internet, cable and satellite. Programs are also broadcast over Business BFM Radio and through iTunes podcasts.
“We present live programming starting at 6:00 a.m. and ending at 12:00 midnight seven days a week, providing 24/7 coverage with shows repeating overnight,” says Philippe Espinet, chief technology officer for NextRadioTV Group. “When we looked at which console to use for our studio upgrade, the SSL C10 stood out from the rest by offering features not available on other consoles, great sound quality and industry-recognized reliability at a very favorable price point.”
“We really appreciate the feature set that is available on the C10,” states Espinet. “For example, the console’s Dialogue Automix really helps our engineers attain superior mixing results for live panel shows. In the past, handling these programs was a daunting engineering challenge. Now, with the Dialogue Automix feature, our engineers can not only accomplish the basic mixing mission, but can now have time to refine the sound quality and pay more attention to the video aspects of the program. This feature is like having an extra pair of expert hands helping out.”
Using Dialogue Automix, the engineer sets the basic levels for up to 16 microphones and the console handles the mixing duties while reportedly maintaining a consistent ambient noise level.
“The installation was straightforward and the console interfaces nicely with our Dalet Media Asset Management system we use for capture and playout,” explains Espinet. “The training was fast and handling the console on a day to day basis is very easy.
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