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Multimedia Network at the National World War II Museum, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 3 Part 1

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Paul Parrie, associate vice president of technology at the National World War II Museum. Paul describes the museum and provides a fascinating backstage look at how all of the mechanisms work in Beyond All Boundaries, a multimedia experience that immerses the Solomon Victory Theater audience in the sights, sounds and even the tactile aspects of World War II combat. In part one, the AV aspects of some of the museum’s other venues are discussed along with the main theater’s multi-layered edge-blending projection and master timecode-chasing system.

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Wiring for Creative Arts Education, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 2 Part 1

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Mark Baker, technical support manager at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. They discuss the new Center for Creative Arts where students are provided a comprehensive program in digital recording, editing, multitrack recording, and performing. The focal point is the extensive Aviom Pro64 digital audio network that connects all of the facilities from the various locations. Baker describes how the system was installed, how it is configured, and he explores the subject of teaching students and faculty to use the system. Also discussed are the rolling rack gear and the central hub at the heart of the facility’s Aviom Pro64 system. Links to more information:

Adding the V to AV for Worship, Part 1

The SVC Podcast Show 1 Part 1

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with John Gracyalny and Michael Benedetti from Graybow Communications. They discuss the installation of a new multimedia audio/video presentation system in the sanctuary and Friendship room at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Wilmar, Minn. They also outline the job with details on the 5000 ANSI lumen projectors, 42in. WXGA display panels, and the equipment outfitting the AV control room in the church balcony. The rack-mounted media players and other gear are also explored. Useful links:
The Vaddio WallVIEW CCU HD-18 high-def camera control system
The Extron MTP 1500RL 15HD RS SEQ twisted-pair receiver for VGA and RS-232
The Extron MTP T 15HD RS twisted-pair transmitter for VGA and RS-232
The Xantech connecting block for up to 10 IR emitters

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Behind the AV Programming and Installation at Henkel Dial Corp., Part 2

Corporate AV Podcast Show 28

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In part two of this podcast (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Jeremy Elsesser of Level 3 Audio Visual, a systems design and integration firm in Mesa, Ariz. Elsesser recalls the installation of the AV, teleconferencing, and digital signage systems in the new Scottsdale, Ariz. headquarters of the Henkel Dial Corp. The equipment in the training facility, the Corporate Café, and the 60-seat training room and lecture hall are detailed and the tools used by the inhouse AV technical crew are discussed, including the Crestron RoomView application for centralized control of the 45 connected rooms. Useful links:
The Crestron Pro2 dual bus control system the AV technicians use
The Sony VSP-NS7 digital signage media players
The Sony SNCRZ25N PTZ cameras used on each of the videoconferencing systems
The Shure MX395AL ceiling mounted microphones used in the conference rooms
The Shure SLX 124/85/SM58 wireless microphone system

Audio Networks for TV Shows, Part 2

Networked AV Podcast Show 36

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In part two of this podcast (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Fernando Delgado, owner of Stickman Sound, a Las Vegas firm that specializes in sound services including consulting, crewing, and package rentals. They go into the details of how Stickman Sound uses a RockNet audio network to do production sound on the popular TLC cable channel show Ultimate Cake Off. Delgado provides a behind-the-scenes look at how the show is shot and recorded while teams compete in baking huge cakes for special events. Among the aspects discussed are frequency coordination and multitrack recording for the show. Links to more information:

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Megachurch Audio Upgrade, Part 2

House of Worship AV Podcast Show 85

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In part two of this podcast (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Michael Garrison, Steven Shewlakow, and Brian Roggow of Michael Garrison Associates, a Fesno, Calif., firm that specializes in providing assembly space consultation, design, project management, and technology installation in churches and other faith-based organizations. They further explore the acoustics and sound system upgrade at the Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Ky.
Useful links:
Tannoy VS218DR subwoofers added to the church in the upgrade
The original QSC CX Series amplifiers that were kept in the new system
The Tectum Roof Deck installed to provide reverb reduction
The Tectum Finale Panels added to the walls

Behind the AV Programming and Installation at Henkel Dial, Part 1

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In part one of this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Jeremy Elsesser of Level 3 Audio Visual, a systems design and integration firm in Mesa, Ariz. Elsesser provides details on the installation and programming of AV and digital signage systems in the new headquarters of Henkel Dial in Scottsdale, Ariz. The design of the building, the routing of AV signals, Crestron touchpanel controls, media players, and the videoconferencing systems are explored as well as system monitoring and maintenance by the inhouse AV crew. Elsesser recalls the problems that the company had in the former facility and how those were solved with the new layout and design. Useful links:

Audio Networks for TV Shows, Part 1

Networked AV Podcast Show 35

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In part one of this podcast, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Fernando Delgado, owner of Stickman Sound, a Las Vegas firm that specializes in sound services including consulting, crewing, and package rentals. They discuss the production setup using RockNet audio networking for The Ultimate Fighter TV show. Delgado provides details on how RockNet works, the advantages for his highly mobile sound production and multitrack recording operation, and the microphone and communication setup for The Ultimate Fighter. Links to more information:

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Megachurch Audio Upgrade, Part 1

House of Worship AV Podcast Show 84

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Michael Garrison, Steven Shewlakow, and Brian Roggow of Michael Garrison Associates, a Fresno, Calif., firm that specializes in providing assembly space consultation, design, project management, and technology installation to churches and other faith-based organizations. They provide the details on an audio upgrade at the massive sanctuary at the Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Ky. Their original sound system is updated with a new Tannoy speaker system.
Useful links:
The Tannoy VQ-100 full-range three-way loudspeakers in the central mono cluster
RPG Golden Pyramid diffuser panels used in the church
The Allen & Heath ML5000 main house mixer
The Tannoy VQ-60 full-range loudspeakers used for left-right stereo imaging
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Theater Acoustics Aboard Oasis of the Seas, Part 2

Corporate AV Podcast Show 26

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In this edition (listen to part one), SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Mark Turpin and Russ Cooper of Jaffe-Holden, an AV design firm with a great deal of experience in the acoustics, audio and video configuration for theaters and other performance venues. They follow up from the talk on the Aqua Theater on the cruise ship Oasis of the Seas with some details on the ship’s larger, indoor venue, the Opal Theater. Turpin and Cooper reveal the acoustic considerations given to the theater in the planning stage and outline the challenges involved in providing clear but contained show sound in a large theater aboard the ship. They also discuss the unusual factors of compact spaces and very light construction encountered in this special environment. Useful links:
The Aviom A-16II personal monitor mixers used by the Opal Theater musicians
Clear-Com RM-704 rack stations for the theater intercom system
DiGiCo CS-D5 digital mixer used for FOH in the ship’s Opal Theater
Shure UR1wireless body pack transmitters worn by performers in the Opal Theater
Shure UR4D dual receivers used in the Opal Theater wireless mic system

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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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