Johnston, IA (November 2, 2007)–The Hawkeye State’s public broadcasting network, Iowa Public TV, has acquired two Solid State Logic C100 HD Digital Broadcast Consoles. The broadcaster expects to go live with the C100s by the end of the year for production on shows including Iowa Press and Market to Market.
“We are redesigning our existing studios for HD production and needed a console that could handle that level of production along with 5.1 surround – the C100 met our requirements perfectly,” notes William Hayes, director of engineering and technology for Iowa Public TV, which reaches more than one million viewers. “One of the units will be used in our control room for live to tape, while the other unit will be used in our auditorium for recording.”
“What we really liked about the C100 was its direct interface capability with Pro Tools, which enables our engineers to sit at the console rather than their computer and work with Pro Tools to create the 5.1 surround mix,” Hayes continues. “Our audio production team was enamored with how much easier this was going to make life for them.”
The C100 HD installation includes SSL’s MORSE (Modular Resource Sharing Engine) system, allowing the console to access remote mic inputs via fiber from either of Iowa’s two studios. This feature was critical for Iowa Public TV, enabling production team members to work on projects in either studio.
“Employing two C100s allows our operators to go from one console to the next without skipping a beat,” Hayes remarks. “Our engineers don’t have to learn different operations, as they can work in either room and easily understand the functionalities. This is extremely valuable in streamlining production efforts.”
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