Las Vegas, NV/NAB Booth N7715 (April 13, 2007)–The early success of the Vista 5 and increased customer demand for more channels and multiple operator control on the Studer Vista 5 console has led to the release of a 42-fader version. Since its launch last year, the Vista 5 has been acclaimed as the most compact, portable and easy-to-install console in its class.
An additional bay of 10 input faders allows an operator to control 42 input channels simultaneously and, equally importantly, permits true two-man operation of the desk. This input bay is situated to the right of the output/master section, and can be ‘isolated’ from any global adjustments made on the left side of the desk using the LOCK mode. For example, changing fader layers or sections on the left side will not affect the right side channel faders when locked.
The right fader section features its own control panel to switch in or out the processing and EQs so two operators will always have direct access within their own sections and users don’t have to do any unnecessary moves across the console.
When not locked, all channels on the desk follow the global view changes of displayed parameters, as well as following any section/layer changes.
All other facilities on the Vista 5 are the same, including N-X (Cleanfeed or mix-minus) busses, downmixing for surround/stereo multicast, and Contribution mode to interrogate the sources feeding any given output.
The new optional cards for the D21m I/O systems also function with the Vista 5-42. These are the dual Dolby E card, which allows the operator to directly decode an AES/EBU stream into eight discrete channels, and the SDI card, which gives the possibility to de-embed the audio stream from an SDI signal connected via coaxial cable to the card.