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UGA’s Sanford Stadium Gets a Total Upgrade from TSAV – Pt 1

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 121-1:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Pete Dugas of the Athens, Georgia firm of TSAV, Technical Services Audio-Visual regarding their complete power and sound system upgrade for Sanford Stadium, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. In Part 1, Pete details the Furman power conditioning gear installed and discusses the planning and tough timeline under which TSAV had to work to get everything done for the beginning of football season.


Links of interest:

TSAV Technical Services Audio Visual in Athens, Georgia
Furman Classic Series Power Conditioners
Sanford Stadium, home of the Georgia Bulldogs
Furman Series II Power Conditioners

Complete AV Upgrade for Dayton Dragons Home Field – Part 2

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 119-2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his conversation with Scott Rohrer about the completely new sound and video system at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, Ohio, home of the Dayton Dragons baseball team. Scott lays out the technical details on the installation of the RTS Zeus III matrix intercom system and he explains the broadcast camera setup at the stadium along with the layout of the dual control room with one side for stadium AV and the other for broadcast.
Links of interest:
• Ross Carbonite 24 input video switcher
• 360 Systems Instant Replay 2
• Sennheiser 2000 Series wireless microphones
• RTS Zeus III compact matrix intercom system

Complete AV Upgrade for Dayton Dragons Home Field – Part 1

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 119-1:

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 Scott Rohrer about the effort he led in getting the completely new sound and video system set up for the Dayton Dragons in Fifth Third Field, their home stadium. Scott discusses the project starting with tearing out the old control area down to the drywall and installing a RedNet Dante digital audio network, new playback sources and independent operation by the stadium video crew and the broadcast team.


Links of interest:


Focusrite RedNet Dante digital audio network distribution system
Official web site of the Dayton Dragons
Soundcraft SI Expression 3 mixing console used in each control room
Sound Devices A/V recorder

CompView installs AudiaFLEX in Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex-Part 2

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 118-2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his conversation with Eric Boyd and John Cathey of AV installation and support company CompView about their installation of a large Biamp AudiaFLEX system in the University of Oregon’s (UO) new Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex. The discussion includes the acoustics in various parts of the complex, the Crestron control system and the DSP capabilities of the sound system.


Links of interest:


Crestron DigitalMedia control system
Christie LWU421projectors used in the new facility
Da-Lite Advantage Electrol Motorized screens
The Cisco C40 Codec used for videoconferencing

CompView installs AudiaFLEX in Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex-Part 1

SVC Podcast – Show Notes – Show 118-1:

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 Eric Boyd and John Cathey of AV installation and support company CompView about their installation of a large Biamp AudiaFLEX system in the University of Oregon’s (UO) new Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex. They outline the system design and discuss the challenges of installing it and linking all the I/O points on a CobraNET network.

Links of interest:


AV Installation and Support company CompView
Tour of the Hatfield-Dowlin Football Complex from the Daily Emerald
Biamp’s AudiaFLEX digital audio platform
CobraNET networked digital audio

HD Video Upgrade at Al Lang Stadium, Part 2

Show 115-2

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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

Show 115-1

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 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

Show 113-2

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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

Show 110-2

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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.
Links of interest:

Part one>>

Inside Summer NAMM 2014, Part 2

Show 109-2

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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.
Links of interest:

Part 1>>

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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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