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An AV System to Train Firemen, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Andrew Van Veld of Circle City Audio in Indianapolis. He expands on the additional equipment used to outfit Plainfield Fire Territory #123 with training facilities for its staff and enable the system to automatically duck audio levels and pause DVD playback when an alarm comes in. He also provides details on the camera control and how Circle City Audio set them up to record and play their training sessions at the fire station.

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Small Auditorium Sound, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Bob Capotosto and Gene Ingham of RCI Systems in Beltsville, Md., about the renovation of Cramton Auditorium on the campus of Howard University. Capotosto and Ingham discuss the temporary initial setup of the L-Acoustics Kudo units horizontally onstage and then provide details on the 8XTi enclosures and SB28 subwoofers that were also used. They explain the layout and positioning of the LA-8 amplified controllers and the speaker arrays.

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Video Signage at Cowboys Stadium

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Mark Stross, CTO at ANC Sports, about the massive video signage upgrade at Cowboys Stadium. Stross outlines the scope of the project and discusses the problem of getting high-resolution video over the distances required to cover scoreboards, signs and nearly a mile of ribbon display around the huge stadium. ANC Sports worked with Gefen on this challenge. Mark also provides details on the VisionSoft control software used to coordinate the variety of video display programming for sports fans and TV viewers.

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An AV System to Train Firemen, Part 1

Show 60-1

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 Andrew Van Veld of Circle City Audio in Indianapolis. Van Veld provides details on the AV system installation at Plainfield Fire Territory 123 in Plainfield, Ind., complete with training room video recording/playback, remote radio station tuning, PTZ camera control, document camera, and seven audio zones. Xantech control gear was used to make the fire station AV system reliable and easy to operate.
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Small Auditorium Sound, Part 1

Show 59-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Bob Capotosto and Gene Ingham of RCI Systems in Beltsville, Md., about the renovation of Cramton Auditorium on the campus of Howard University. The sound system upgrade included installation of L-Acoustics Kudo speakers along with 8XTi enclosures and SB28 subwoofers. These were powered with LA-8 amplified controllers. They discuss their selection of the L-Acoustics gear and how they adjusted mic and high-frequency directivity on the Kudo boxes.

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Digital Signage at Candlestick Park, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Kevin Goldsmith, director of digital media operations for Denver-based Ping HD on the digital signage installation done by Ping HD at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. Goldsmith goes into the power aspect of the project and describes how the system rebooted and came back up after a power outage during a game. He also discusses the system testing and provides details on other stadium signage projects done by Ping HD.

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Mixing Live with RML Labs’ Software Audio Console, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Keith Sealy, technical director for the Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene near Nashville, Tenn., about the Software Audio Console from RML Labs and how he uses it to mix live sound at the church. Sealy goes into the stage monitoring, the physical setup from stage to FOH, and talks about the training he provides for technical crew volunteers at the church. He also recalls one communication glitch with the computer and how the service continued.

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Digital Signage at Candlestick Park, Part 1

Show 58-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Kevin Goldsmith, director of digital media operations for Denver-based Ping HD. Goldsmith outlines the large digital signage project at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where dozens of video monitors were installed in concession stand areas to replace static signs and make menu changes quick and easy. The project involved running HDMI cable and maintaining the hot plug 5V to keep monitors awake for the fans. He also describes working with the Atlona distribution amplifiers and EDID emulators.

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Mixing Live with RML Labs’ Software Audio Console, Part 1

Show 57-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Keith Sealy, technical director for the Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene near Nashville, Tenn., about his use of the Software Audio Console from RML Labs to mix live sound at the church. Keith discusses why he chose the SAC, he outlines the way it is connected to other hardware, and tells about how he convinced the church leaders that mixing live on a computer was the way to go at the Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene.

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Loudspeaker System Design for Worship, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Jack Conners of Perfect World Studios in Northwest Michigan. Conners provides more details on the audio upgrade done for the Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City, Mich. He discusses the wireless microphone system installed along with the mixers that are used for choir and pastor microphones. He also discusses the acoustical advantage in using head worn microphones for the priests and he hints at some future projects in the works for Perfect World Studios.

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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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