Samara, Russia (October 16, 2013)—RTV-RTC’s project team has installed a Harman Studer Vista 1 console in a new OB van for Russian broadcaster, VGTRK, at its base in Samara.
The Studer system comprises a 32-fader desk with optical MADI card and Studer Compact Stagebox, with 32 mic/line inputs and 16 line outputs. An Si Compact 16 with optical MADI card, from Soundcraft, has been supplied as a backup audio mixer.
The 12-camera van was commissioned in September this year with the audio and intercom design masterminded by RTV-RTC’s Alexander Yankovsky. RTV-RTC won the tender for the design and construction of the mobile television studio for VGTRK back at the end of 2012. This 10+2 HD camera truck has been designed for all types of OB filming and recording of social and political events, concerts and performance as well as shooting sporting events throughout the Middle Volga region.
“We recommended Vista1 to our customer based on the excellent quality of the sound and the inbuilt sound processing,” stated Yankovsky. “It offers one of the best price/function ratios—and this was a very important aspect, as it allowed us to put into practice the customer’s requirement, namely, flexible and cost-effective sound for video production possibilities.
The new OB van will produce two independent television programs, including live broadcast and is designed to work in HDTV format, with the ability to switch to HD/SD. The Vista 1 has been integrated into the MADI router through two optical MADI connections, which provide all the necessary sources.