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HD Video Upgrade at Al Lang Stadium, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his conversation with Art Dryce of VideoArt Productions in Clearwater, Florida regarding the new HD video system upgrade at Al Lang Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team. Art outlines the steps that the VideoArt Productions crew follow to set up and televise the Rowdies home games. He also provides details on how the crew handles instant replay of the action on the field using their New-Tek 3Play.
Links of interest:
The Fluent Rapid CG used for graphics by the VideoArt Productions crew
JVC GY-HM710U cameras covering the action from five locations
New-Tek 3Play 425 use to produce replays during the Rowdies games

HD Video Upgrade at Al Lang Stadium, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Art Dryce of VideoArt Productions in Clearwater, Fla. regarding the new HD video system upgrade at Al Lang Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team. He outlines the installation done by High Tech Enterprises and he discusses the new crew arrangement he made to break from the previous one-man band method and introduce a full TV production crew for the game coverage. The system is built around the Broadcast Pix Granite 1000 video production switcher.
Links of interest:
VideoArt Productions in Clearwater, Florida
The Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team
The Broadcast Pix Granite 1000 Integrated Production System

The Vanderbilt Commencement Ceremony Production, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Nic Dugger of TNDV about the setup and coverage of the Vanderbilt commencement ceremony for big screen presentation and a live webcast in HD for the first time. Dugger details the camera setup for the outdoor event and for the rain location in the university gymnasium. He also mentions recent developments and coming events for TNDV in Nashville.
Links of interest:
TNDV in Nashville, with HD and 4K production trucks
The Vanderbilt University Commencement 2014 ceremony
Hitachi HD5000 cameras used on TNDV’s Inspiration truck for the event

Courthouse Audio, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Bobby Harper of ACIR Pro in Mays Landing, New Jersey about a complete sound system renovation at the Township of Evesham Courthouse based on the Yamaha MTX5-D processor and EXi8 input extender. Bobby discusses the timeframe on the job, the installation of the speaker system, microphone control, and the support from Yamaha Commercial Audio.
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AptoVision: Behind the Chipset

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles discusses signal distribution and extension technology with Kamran Ahmed, CEO and co-founder of Montreal based AptoVision, about its BlueRiver technology and FPGA-based chipsets. Kamran outlines the basic technology including the BlueRiver Engine, Adaptive Clock Re-Synchronization and the BlueRiver 100, 200 and NT chipsets. The company is positioning itself as an alternative to HDBaseT for enabling HD and ultra-HD signal transmission over off-the shelf networking components.
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The Sound System Layout of Suffolk Theather

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles explores the complete renovation of the Suffolk Theater and the new Renkus-Heinz sound system designed by A.D.R. Studios of Irvington, N.Y. Company president Stuart Allyn details the sound system layout, delay settings, the selection of components, and the steps taken to make the speaker enclosures match the classic room décor.
Links of interest:
A.D.R. Studios in Irvington, New York
Renkus-Heinz PNX speakers used for the main room system
Renkus-Heinz TRX speakers used for the secondary surround system
The Crestron Digital Media (DM) system used in the Suffolk Theater
Symmetrix Radius DSP installed for the project (Suffolk’s is 36 x 24)

A Massive Installation: Purdue University’s New Rec Center, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Clinton Wimberly of Inter Technologies Corporation (ITC) about its installation of a facility-wide sound system that includes18 Biamp AudiaFLEX units in the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center at Purdue University. Clinton explains how the automatic ambient noise compensation function works and discusses the Crestron control for the system.
Links of interest:

Listen to part one>>

Courthouse Audio, Part 1

Show 112-1

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Bobby Harper of ACIR Pro in Mays Landing, N.J. about a complete sound system renovation at the Township of Evesham Courthouse based on the Yamaha MTX5-D processor and EXi8 input extender. Bobby discusses the mic replacement, the MTX5-D GUI, the Dugan automixing card and the four-zone mix minus he set up to maximize gain before feedback in the courtroom.
Links of interest:

Listen to part two>>

A Massive Installation: Purdue University’s New Rec Center, Part 1

Show 111-1

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Clinton Wimberly of Inter Technologies Corporation (ITC) about their installation of a facility-wide sound system that includes18 Biamp AudiaFLEX units in the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center at Purdue University. Clinton outlines the initial steps of the project involving the wiring of the system over the very large building.
Links of interest:

Listen to part two>>

Live Mixing Know-how from Buford Jones, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Buford Jones, tour liaison manager with Meyer Sound, about mixing live sound at the front-of-house console. Jones discusses controlling monitor levels during sound checks and live performances, and he comments on various instruments that are challenging to mix in live sound. He also stresses the importance of good communication between FOH mixers and the artists with whom they work.
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The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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