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Inside the HDBaseT Standard, Part 2

Show 63-2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Scott Wellington, senior product marketing manager for projectors with Panasonic. He discusses the market timing for the company’s introduction of projectors with built-in HDBaseT capability known as Digital Link. He also reveals the details of the Panasonic PT-VW431DU projector and the new ET-YFB100 switcher with HDBaseT output and explores the challenges of compatibility between multiple manufacturers’ equipment when implementing a new technology.

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Complex Audio Worship Upgrade, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Steve Minozzi of Monte Brothers Sound Systems in Ardsley, N.Y. about the highly complex sound system upgrade at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, Conn. Minozzi explains the digital snake that the system is built around and details the automated setup with presets for the priests to select and discusses the broadcast setup for St. Joseph’s.

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An Inside Look at the HDBaseT Standard, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with marketing chair of HDBaseT Alliance, Micha Risling about what makes HDBaseT work, where we are with the industry adoption of it, and what the future holds for this technology. Risling explains the 5Play feature set, he provides details on the method used for transmission of HD video over long distances, and he reveals the mechanics of carrying power up to 100W on the same conductors used for video, audio, and other signals. Facts on the new HDBaseT Lite are also discussed.

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Live Show Control for Entertainment, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles finishes his talk with Ryan McCurdy of Historic Tours of America. They discuss the show control used at Perkins and Sons experience on historic River Street in Savannah, Ga. McCurdy details the setup and operation of the Alcorn McBride DMX control for lighting along with the American DJ Megaflash DMX 800W Strobe. He also recounts the system shakedown and the process of working the live actors into the technical system operation.

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Multi-zone Sound System for Traditional Church, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Kevin Crow of AVE (Audio Video Electronics) in Maple Grove, Minn., about the complete audio and video upgrade done by the firm at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. Crow goes into the details of the video side of the project including a handy little video monitoring scheme for the organist. He also details the installation of Vaddio PTZ cameras and video format conversion for distribution to streaming and to LCD monitors for the Great Hall in another area of the building.

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Live Show Control for Entertainment, Part 1

Show 62-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Ryan McCurdy of Historic Tours of America. McCurdy recounts his Alcorn McBride show control installation for the Perkins & Sons Experience on historic River Street in Savannah, Ga. He explains the mechanics of lightning, a spraying rain storm, and other effects triggered by live actors recounting the old days’ sordid and violent history of the Savannah Riverfront as seen by visitors on the city’s Ghosts and Gravestones Tour.

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Multi-zone Sound System for Traditional Church, Part 1

Show 61-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Kevin Crow of AVE (Audio Video Electronics) in Maple Grove, Minn., about the complete audio and video upgrade done by the firm at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. Crow outlines the task of outfitting a very old and traditional church with a modern multi-zone sound system using DSP and iPad control. He also expands on how the new directivity capabilities have revolutionized sound control in reverberant environments.

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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

Special Edition

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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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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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