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Native AV Installation at National Museum of the American Indian, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 33, Part 2:

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In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles concludes his discussion with Randy Sherwood, project engineer for Electrosonic, about the installation of video workstations and interactive video displays in the National Museum of the American Indian in lower Manhattan. Randy provides details on the location and installation of control room equipment including media players and an AMX control system to oversee and distribute signals to the interactive workstations in the museum. Useful links:

New AV System for New World Center, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 32, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Brad Gallagher, Managing Engineer at Pro Sound and Video about the AV installation for Miami’s New World Center, a performance venue for the New World Symphony and academy for music school graduates. Gallagher provides details on the Meyer D-Mitri digital audio platform used to bring all of the venue’s many audio signals under unified control. Also explored is the massive audio system installed in the adjacent two-acre park and the extensive training provided for the local production crew.
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Audio and Light: Install at St. Pius, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 31, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles concludes his chat with Brian Cox of Audio and Light, a Greensboro, North Carolina firm regarding the sound system installed in the large new sanctuary of St. Pius Tenth Parish. Brian describes the power and grounding arrangement used for the sound system and offers details on the RF microphones used along with the installation and tweaking of the microphone receiver antenna system. He stresses the advantages of getting involved in the project at an early stage enabling him to get his cabling needs into the original construction plans. Useful links:

Road to InfoComm

SVC Podcast Road to Infocomm

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In this edition of the Road to InfoComm, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Barry Goldin of Audio Video Systems in Chantilly, Va. about what to look for at InfoComm 2011. Barry also comments on the effects of the current economy on the AV industry and he offers some insight as to the analog sunset and convergence of the AV, IT, and broadcast industries. Also discussed are the AV sustainability movement and how its rise will be in evidence at the upcoming show. Useful links:

Native AV Installation at National Museum of the American Indian, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 33, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Randy Sherwood, project engineer for Electrosonic, about the installation of video workstations and interactive video displays in the National Museum of the American Indian in lower Manhattan. Randy details the planning and design of the system that stores video and plays it to multiple locations on demand from each station. He also describes the look of the museum presented to visitors and the organizational layout of the exhibits. Useful links:

New AV System for New World Center, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 31, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Brad Gallagher, Managing Engineer at Pro Sound and Video about the AV installation for Miami’s New World Center, a performance venue for the New World Symphony and academy for music school graduates. They discuss the audio systems for the performance hall and atrium along with the Meyer Constellation system and six-story projection wall outside. Gallagher also provides details on the hall’s interior projection system that uses curved sail surfaces for imaging.
Links of interest:

Audio and Light: Install at St. Pius, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 31, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Brian Cox of Audio and Light, a Greensboro, N. C. firm regarding the sound system installed in the large new sanctuary of St. Pius Tenth Parish. Cox describes the system design process and outlines the challenges involved in providing multiple sound monitoring locations within a very reverberant environment. He also explains his selection of Renkus-Heinz Iconyx IC-24R steered array cabinets for the main house sound system. Useful links:

Mobile AV: Santa Cruz County Remote CTV, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 30, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles wraps up his chat with Craig Jutson of Community Television of Santa Cruz County, Calif. on the new CTV remote truck. Craig provides details on the truck’s recording capability, how it is used for sports coverage and talks about CTV’s plans to eventually expand to covering music events with the unit’s multi-track recording capability. The mixer and the audio system are explored and the various budget decisions that shaped the vehicle’s design and equipment are also a topic. Useful links:

Casting Views: ViewCast’s Streaming Technology, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 29, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Eitan Ortal of Israeli webcasting firm Go-Live about their new field production kit featuring the Niagara 2120 encoder, Anton Bauer batteries and wireless G3 video streaming. The kit is used for highly mobile one-man newsgathering from virtually anywhere. Ortal also discusses how Go-Live has used the kit and explores the broader topic of trends in live news video coverage by Internet vs. satellite.

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Illuminating Worship: Lighting for Portable Churches, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 28, Part 2:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 1 here.

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles concludes his talk with Greg Persinger of lighting firm Vivid Illumination. They cover the details of planning power for lighting and mapping the breakers and outlets of a venue used by a portable church. Also discussed is the problem of heat generated by high-powered lighting instruments and the precautions that should be taken by portable church crews to avoid electrical short circuits, fires, and ground noise between sound and lighting gear. Useful links:

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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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