Grass Valley, CA (October 7, 2004)–NVISION has supplied an integrated array of routing and control systems to WCPO-TV Channel 9, the E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate serving the greater Cincinnati area. The new hardware includes an NV8256-Plus Digital Video Router, an NV7256 Digital Audio Router and an NV5128-MC Multichannel Master Control Switcher and an NV9000 Control System.
The facility’s NV8256-Plus Digital Video Router is configured for 32×32 HD/SWB, 128×128 SD-SDI plus 64×64 analog video, while the NV7256 Digital Audio Router will handle a mix of AES-format and analog audio signals.
“We had outgrown our existing facility, which was built in 1967,” confided Joe Martinelli, WCPO-TV’s head of engineering.” The new building, which provides 60,000 square feet of space, was completed in June 2004. A. F. Associates served as system integrator on the installation. The new, ground-up facility utilizes Omneon Spectrum media servers, and comprises 10 edit bays, five high-end edit suites, four graphics suites, plus two identical on-air studios and companion control rooms.
WCPO-TV’s NV5128-MC master control system features two channels of SD and one channel of HD switching, each with multichannel audio. The companion NV8256-Plus video router handles both HD and SD signals. “Our primary HD output occurs in primetime, plus sports programming, but we wanted full HD compatibility through our Omneon video server. We have already received orders to play high-definition spots on WCPO-DT,” concluded Martinelli.
“The NV5128-MC was designed with multichannel audio in mind,” added Jay Kuca, NVISION’s director of marketing. “The entire audio path, including metering and monitoring, is a full eight channels wide.” In addition, the system handles both direct and embedded audio. Built-in Dolby-E decoding is available as an extra cost option.