Japan (December 18, 2003)–NHK Sapporo is the latest facility in Japan to install Solid State Logic’s new C100 digital broadcast console. NHK Sapporo’s 32-channel console replaces an old analog desk at the broadcaster’s largest T-1 facility in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
The new C100 at NHK Sapporo features three channel DSP cards (96 channels), 48 mic inputs, 96 channel analogue line I/O and 128 channels of digital I/O. The installation, which took place in September, brings the total number of SSL consoles in use at NHK Sapporo to three. The other two include an OmniMix in the broadcaster’s post-production studio and an SL4000G series console in its radio studio.
With digital terrestrial broadcast due to start in Japan this month, NHK Sapporo believes its C100 console will prove highly efficient for this application, as well as ideal for productions in surround. The broadcaster has already been putting its new desk through its pace. Over recent weeks the C100 has been used to produce a daily magazine program, which is broadcast live to air every weekday. The C100 is also being used to produce two documentary programs and special programs such as general election coverage.
Tetsuo Ueno, chief engineer at NHK Sapporo, says, “The size of the console was a major consideration for us. The T-1 Sub control room is not large and after looking at a number of different desks we chose the C100 because its 32-channel frame fitted so well into this very limited space. We also saved space in the machine room by installing SSL’s new Centuri Core processor.”
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