Sacramento, CA (December 13, 2012)-PBS member station KVIE in California has upgraded its Audio Control Room A with a Solid State Logic C10 HD compact broadcast console.
Replacing an aging analogue desk, the C10 HD was selected to fulfill a range of requirements that are typical of a mid-scale broadcaster upgrading to HD production. “We have only one production control room and when we made the change to HD production, we needed a contemporary audio console that could handle our different production situations,” says Greg Johnson, director of engineering for KVIE, which serves nearly four million viewers in the Sacramento/Modesto/Stockton area of California. “We were used to working in analogue, so the ergonomic layout of the C10 was immediately familiar and desirable from an engineering and operational standpoint.
“We like the fact that all the processing is right there in the console. Other manufacturers that we looked at seem to offer a more distributed resource model that is not very straightforward to work with. The C10 gives us a very powerful, feature-rich console that offers SSL’s traditional user friendly layout, service, and support.”
The physical layout of KVIE encompasses one HD production control room, with attendant audio room, servicing the needs of two production studios. The larger 50- x 75-foot studio is a full sound stage for larger and more complex productions along with a smaller 45- x 40-foot studio used for smaller productions and fundraising events. “We produce local shows like ‘Studio Sacramento,’ which is a weekly public affairs program, and the successful weekly local program, ‘ViewFinder,’ which covers topics as diverse as regional history, the arts, health and medical research, and regional civic issues,” continues Johnson.
KVIE ordered SSL’s Dialogue Automix and C-Play options to help with production workflow.
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