Calrec Audio, Ross Video develop software interface
April 10, 2008
Calrec Audio and Ross Video have developed a software interface that enables Calrec audio consoles to be controlled remotely by the Ross OverDrive automated production control system.
For broadcasters, this tight integration can mean reduced production costs and more flexibility because a single operator can run both video and audio in situations where a full crew is not available or required, such as for late-night breaking news cut-ins.
The jointly developed protocol enables an operator to use OverDrive to control autofade, or up to 192 individual faders, and to set levels and prefade listen (PFL) on the Calrec console. The interface is already in use at some NBC affiliates.
See Calrec in NAB booth N8723, or visit www.calrec.com. See Ross Video in NAB booth SU6010, or visit