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SCETV Builds New Production Trucks

Emerging production truck fleet standardizes on Calrec desks

Columbia, SC (February 5, 2019)—Following the installation of a Calrec Brio12 console in its new, small uplink truck, South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) is now outfitting its brand-new 45-foot production truck with a Brio36.

The Brio units are the heart of each truck’s audio processing system. The larger production truck is being outfitted by Diversified, a full-service systems and media technology integration company.

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“With both Hydra2 network and Dante interfaces, the consoles are easily expandable and flexible with a wide range of input and output options,” says Benjamin Wilson, engineering project manager for SCETV, a state-owned PBS member station with 11 television and eight radio stations. “The Dante interface greatly simplifies the cabling needs from the trucks to the set. We will also be able to link the Brio12 and Brio36 consoles between the uplink truck and the 45-foot production unit if a shoot calls for more resources or a need for more than one operator. We are also experimenting with the Automix function for mix minuses to various locations.”

Both trucks use MADI interconnectivity with the Brio12 utilizing one of its expansion slots in the console to do so directly. The production truck’s Brio36 interfaces via MADI with a Grass Valley TDM router, which in turn routes using MADI to the uplink truck. Analog I/O is used for external I/O panels on the side of both trucks.

“Various A1s have commented that the consoles and routing are very easy to use and connect,” adds Wilson. “They like to be able to move channels around on the fly without interrupting signals and appreciate having a full set of dynamics and EQ for each channel strip.

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