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Behind the National Quartet Convention Feed, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Nic Dugger, owner of Tennessee Digital Television (TNDV) regarding the sound, video, IMAG and intercom systems set up for the National Quartet Convention, the biggest event in gospel music. Dugger provides more details on how TNDV connected the video screens, cameras, and routers to handle the technical feeds for the marathon show. He tells the tech story from setup to completion.
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Fiber-optic Technology: Where is it Heading, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Jim Hayes of the Fiber Optic Association about the FOA’s activities and certification programs for fiber optic technicians. Jim outlines the steps for starting an FOA certified training program and he gets into the basics of passive optical LANs. They also discuss the basic layout of an optical local area network and various uses for single mode and multimode fiber.

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Behind the National Quartet Convention Feed, Part 1

Show 95-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Nic Dugger, owner of Tennessee Digital Video (TNDV) in Nashville about how the company handled sound recording, intercom, IMAG and broadcast feeds for the National Quartet Convention held at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. TNDV brought its Aspiration video truck and the new audio truck, Vibration to the event.

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Clear-Com at the San Diego Opera, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, AV technician Bill Scott of the San Diego Opera is back with SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles as they wrap up their discussion on the Clear-Com Tempest 2400 Digital Wireless system recently added to the communication setup for the opera. Scott also gets into the technical design for the productions and his use of microphones. He provides details on how he uses the Clear-Com T-Desk software and how he mounted the intercom antennas for the stage area.

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Post-Katrina: New Orleans’ New Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Patrick Meek, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Technical Services Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana about their installation of the all-weather sound systems for athletic venues at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans. Patrick outlines the different sound system requirements for the soccer and football venues and discusses the project timeframe with weather related construction delays.
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Clear-Com at the San Diego Opera, Part 1

Show 94-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Bill Scott, the audiovisual technician for the San Diego Opera Company about its new Clear-Com Tempest 2400 digital wireless intercom with seamless roaming. Scott outlines the setup of the system and how the antennas are connected for coverage in various areas away from the stage. He also discusses the channel assignments for stage crew, set crew and lighting for coordination during the opera productions.
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Post-Katrina: New Orleans’ New Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, Part 1

Show 93-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Patrick Meek, vice president of sales and marketing with Technical Services Group in Baton Rouge, La., about its installation of the all-weather sound systems for athletic venues at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans. The project, which involved Ashly processing and Community speaker arrays, equipped a new football stadium and soccer field. The park has come a long way since it was all under water in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Inside the HDBaseT 2.0 Specification, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Dana Zelitzki of Valens about the new HDBaseT 2.0 specification and its impact on residential and academic AV markets. Zelitzki provides a rundown on the latest types of devices incorporating built-in HDBaseT and she outlines the process companies follow to allow their products to carry the HDBaseT logo. She also covers power over HDBaseT, marketing the technology, the idea behind HDBaseT Class B, and the prospect eventually of powering projectors on PoH.

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A Quick Worship Audio Set Up and Break Down, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his discussion with Wes Mathew of Puresound in Houston, Texas, about the way Puresound performs a one-hour setup for the huge Breakaway Ministries congregation in Reed Arena and Kyle Field football stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University. Mathew talks about how he uses various configurations for the VT4881ADP powered subwoofers and he provides details on the sound sources for the band and how these are miked for the performances.
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Inside the HDBaseT 2.0 Specification, Part 1

Show 92-1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Dana Zelitzki of Valens about the new HDBaseT 2.0 specification and its impact on residential and academic AV markets. Dana discusses HDBaseT switches, USB 2.0 carrying capability and power over HDBaseT. The new specification has added HomePlay, a set of features for the residential AV area along with the standard 5Play capabilities.
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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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