Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
9/1/2005 11:59 PM
The French company Visual Technology has just equipped its HD1 production truck with an Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (ADAM) as part of a full switchover to RTS systems.
France The French TV production company Visual Technology has just equipped its HD1 production truck with systems from RTS. The centerpiece of the newly installed equipment is an Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (ADAM) with 80 x 80 ports and a total of 20 RTS keypanels.
(4x KP-32-GR4F, 4x KP-32-16GRC4, 2x KP-632-24GR, 6x KP-12LK W/RC, 3x MKP-4LK, 1x UIO-256). The HD1 is a simulcast-capable, mobile control room (simulcast being the simultaneous transmission of analogue and digital signals) and equipped for the use of up to 24 HD cameras.
Pierre Barbier, the French firm’s Technical Manager (Audio), is a firm believer in RTS equipment: “We’ve been using products from RTS in our studios for years now,” he told us, “so we know all about their quality and user-friendliness. That’s why we’re in the process now of switching over entirely to RTS.” Aside from the technical superiority of the RTS systems, this will ensure 100% compatibility, as well as making it possible for every employee to use the equipment.
Visual Technology is a subsidiary of TDF Video Service. The 20 years since its foundation have been a remarkable story of success and expansion. The company now has five offices in metropolitan France (Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Metz and Angers) and numbers among its references and regular clients the Franco-German TV channel Arte, France 2 and France 3, Disneyland Paris and Fort Boyard (one of France’s most successful TV formats, which has been exported all over the world). With its fleet of production trucks, including the newly equipped HD1, Visual Technology has the mobility to follow the action wherever it occurs, be it a rock concert — like the recent Rolling Stones tour — or the Cannes Film Festival.
For more information, visit the RTS Intercom website: www.rtsintercoms.com