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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 Sound System Layout of Suffolk Theater

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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)

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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Inside Summer NAMM 2014, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Pete Johnston, supervising producer and technical director of special events for the National Association of Music Merchants. Johnston goes into the details of what he does while the Summer NAMM show is in progress, coordinating all of the technical elements on intercom, on radio and on foot. He also explains what it’s like working with well-known performers doing sound checks in the early morning and working with a new Clear-Com system.
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Live Mixing Know-how from Buford Jones, Part 1

Show 110-1

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 Buford Jones, tour liaison manager with Meyer Sound, about mixing live sound at the front-of-house console. Jones’ live sound mixing career spans decades and he has mixed with the world’s top musical performers. They discuss setting up an initial house mix, working with poor room acoustics and how techniques have changed for mixing on today’s linear, low-distortion PA systems. He also comments on mistakes he sees most frequently made by inexperienced FOH sound people.
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Inside Summer NAMM 2014, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Pete Johnston, supervising producer and technical director of special events for the National Association of Music Merchants. Johnston describes the preparation for the Summer NAMM show at Nashville’s Music City Center including the acoustics environment and how it compares with Anaheim’s Pacific Ballroom, the site of the Winter NAMM show. He also discusses the process of sound checks with performers prior to the show.
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Projection Training at InfoComm

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Erica Strickland, training manager for the Americas at Digital Projection. Strickland previews her InfoComm education sessions on Understanding and Designing Warp and Blend Applications and Solid State Illumination and Projection Technology 101. She also discusses color degradation in some projectors over time and periodic projector evaluation and calibration.
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Turnkey Acoustics for the Winter NAMM Show

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Eric Geer of GeerFab Acoustics in Milwaukee. Geer discusses his project to make the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom sound right for the Winter NAMM show and the showcase TEC Awards. He details his use of MultiZorber acoustic panel to cut sound reflections and make the job of sound mixing in the room more manageable. He also outlines his plans to do the same for the Summer NAMM show in Nashville’s Music City Center.
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Audio at the Musical Instrument Museum, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Jerry Delgado of Sennheiser about the installation of the K-array Anakonda speaker array to solve a front fill problem in the theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Delgado describes the house sound coverage challenge that led him to demo the Anakonda for front fill in the theater. The venue is host to a huge variety of musical performances and their audiences. The Anakonda evenly spread sound over the first few rows of seats while appearing to be part of the stage architecture.
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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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