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Clear-Com at the San Diego Opera, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, AV technician Bill Scott of the San Diego Opera is back with SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles as they wrap up their discussion on the Clear-Com Tempest 2400 Digital Wireless system recently added to the communication setup for the opera. Scott also gets into the technical design for the productions and his use of microphones. He provides details on how he uses the Clear-Com T-Desk software and how he mounted the intercom antennas for the stage area.

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Post-Katrina: New Orleans’ New Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Patrick Meek, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Technical Services Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana about their installation of the all-weather sound systems for athletic venues at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans. Patrick outlines the different sound system requirements for the soccer and football venues and discusses the project timeframe with weather related construction delays.
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Clear-Com at the San Diego Opera, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Bill Scott, the audiovisual technician for the San Diego Opera Company about its new Clear-Com Tempest 2400 digital wireless intercom with seamless roaming. Scott outlines the setup of the system and how the antennas are connected for coverage in various areas away from the stage. He also discusses the channel assignments for stage crew, set crew and lighting for coordination during the opera productions.
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Post-Katrina: New Orleans’ New Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, Part 1

Show 93-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Patrick Meek, vice president of sales and marketing with Technical Services Group in Baton Rouge, La., about its installation of the all-weather sound systems for athletic venues at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans. The project, which involved Ashly processing and Community speaker arrays, equipped a new football stadium and soccer field. The park has come a long way since it was all under water in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Inside the HDBaseT 2.0 Specification, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Dana Zelitzki of Valens about the new HDBaseT 2.0 specification and its impact on residential and academic AV markets. Zelitzki provides a rundown on the latest types of devices incorporating built-in HDBaseT and she outlines the process companies follow to allow their products to carry the HDBaseT logo. She also covers power over HDBaseT, marketing the technology, the idea behind HDBaseT Class B, and the prospect eventually of powering projectors on PoH.

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A Quick Worship Audio Set Up and Break Down, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Wes Mathew of Puresound in Houston, Texas, about the way Puresound performs a one-hour setup for the huge Breakaway Ministries congregation in Reed Arena and Kyle Field football stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University. Mathew talks about how he uses various configurations for the VT4881ADP powered subwoofers and he provides details on the sound sources for the band and how these are miked for the performances.
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Inside the HDBaseT 2.0 Specification, Part 1

Show 92-1

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 Dana Zelitzki of Valens about the new HDBaseT 2.0 specification and its impact on residential and academic AV markets. Dana discusses HDBaseT switches, USB 2.0 carrying capability and power over HDBaseT. The new specification has added HomePlay, a set of features for the residential AV area along with the standard 5Play capabilities.
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A Quick Worship Audio Set Up and Break Down, Part 1

Show 91-1

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 Wes Mathew of Puresound in Houston, Texas, about the way Puresound performs a 1-hour setup for the huge Breakaway Ministries congregation in Reed Arena and Kyle Field football stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University. Puresound uses a JBL Vertec line array sound system for the events in both venues but sets it up differently for separate coverage requirements. Mathew has some comments on how he uses his crew of two full-time people and 15 volunteers.
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Audio for Multi-use Auditorium, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles concludes his talk with Nancy Carlson and Andy Pierson of Audio Architects about the complete renovation of the University of Wisconsin’s Schofield Hall a 600-plus-seat auditorium. Carlson and Pierson provide details on the placing of the subs and the structural modifications needed to support them. They also discuss the placement options for the Yamaha FOH mixer either in the sound booth on the second floor balcony or in the rear under-balcony area of the auditorium.

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PEG Station Broadcasts with Broadcast Pix, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Jeff Hansell, executive director of the Belmont Media Center, a public access, education and government (PEG) community TV station in Belmont, Mass., regarding the center’s use of the Broadcast Pix Slate 1000 system for studio productions and the Mica 500 integrated production system for local sports coverage on remotes. Hansell discusses the challenges of local sports coverage and training volunteer production people on the Broadcast Pix equipment and other gear.

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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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