Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
9/23/2008 10:21 AM
Gravity LiveEdit Provides Flexible Content Control and Live Editing Capability for Pass-Through Channels
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS—At IBC, world-leading media technology innovator Solid State Logic (SSL), demonstrated how pass-through channels can benefit from the new Gravity LiveEdit for SSL’s Gravity media production system.
Gravity LiveEdit enables a broadcaster to manipulate pass-through channels on the fly, removing or adding informative and pre-prepared content within seconds of the transmission point. Gravity LiveEdit enables, where permitted, the replacement of advertising material with local content, or removal of culturally unacceptable material.
Typical edit screens provide a ‘record time’ and a ‘playout time’, which requires the editor to monitor and maintain a ‘zero time’ where the amount of material taken out must be replaced. The dynamic playout capabilities of Gravity LiveEdit mean that editors don’t need to keep such a close eye on zero time because material can be added or removed as little as a few seconds from broadcast if required. The user can establish a fixed delay for the transmission, set by automation or maintain a completely dynamic timeline where the editor manually controls the transmission delay to stay ahead of the transmission point. With Gravity LiveEdit, users can maintain sufficient edit time while remaining as close to live as possible. The application is ideal for sports programming where advertising regulations can be maintained to their best effect.
Gravity LiveEdit is one of a number of applications now exclusively available for SSL’s Gravity platform, a complete content acquisition, management and distribution solution. Gravity provides all the encoding and transcoding tools required for fast package production, coupled with the capability of generating multiple, simultaneous output formats in different resolutions to cover any broadcasting situation.
Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solid-state-logic.com.