Rastatt, Germany (May 8, 2015)—ARD Capital Studio Berlin is operating Lawo-equipped editorial workplaces based around a software-driven RAVENNA IP network after completing a technical modernization program in January 2015.
The new Lawo equipped workplaces use touchscreens to access the cutting and retrieval systems that serve all editorial functions, and provide automated workflows for interviews and review work. The new integrated video and software solution also brings space savings, since there is no longer a requirement for hardware mixers.
As a result of the modernization, every workplace at ARD Capital Studio Berlin is equipped with a workstation running Lawo’s JADE editing software with two screens for visualization. Each workstation is connected to a crystal console base unit, which serves as the platform for a tablet computer running Lawo’s VisTool software (whose touchscreen operation is modeled on a mixing console).
An Ember+ interface provides control of the JADE software, which makes the tablet computers the central switching station and the workstation function as the routing center. The crystal base provides audio I/O breakout and microphone integration, as well as supporting loudspeaker and headphone monitoring and other peripheral connections. Source selection is managed via the IP network.