Solid State Logic now offers integration of its C100 HDS and C10 HD digital broadcast consoles with Ross Overdrive and Sony ELC Broadcast Automation systems. With completed implementations for Ross’ Overdrive and Sony’s ELC automation systems, SSL’s powerful broadcast audio signal processing can now be fully integrated into an automated production signal flow. The first SSL product to support these new features was the C10 HD. This console was designed for smaller facilities or studios where automated production is a growing requirement to manage increased station output on tighter budgets. These benefits now carry over to the flagship C100 HDS, adding enhanced operational options for the larger installation.
The new broadcast automation features enable external control of faders, on/off switches, pans, and PFL. The features can be enabled or disabled to allow seamless transitions between audio-follow-video functionality and manual operation. Additionally, the range of console channels under automation control can be specified, yielding greater operational flexibility. In this instance, automation control can be used to complement the workflow of the audio operator.
With transitions and preset show segments automated, the operator is free to concentrate on mixing complex segments such as live bands. In this situation, channels that have been designated for external control may be hidden from the surface. An audio operator therefore has access to all console faders while automation simultaneously controls the assigned console resources in the background. The power of this solution is increased when combined with features like SSL’s Dialogue Automix and 5.1 Upmix functions. These combine to provide consistent, high quality program output, even with complex show production requirements.
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