08.15.2012 01:38 AM
Sound Devices Chases Tornadoes
NEW YORK: Sound Devices' 302 portable field mixer was
on hand to capture all of the intense storm audio when The Weather
Channel's "Tornado Hunt 2012" kicked off its fourth year.
for another season, lead meteorologist Mike Bettes and a team of storm
chasers once again embarked on a journey to capture tornadoes live on
air as well as online. Tornado Hunt 2012 provides a live multi-platform
experience that submerges viewers into the heart of Tornado Alley.
Devices' 302 was used in Bettes' vehicle, aka "The Bettes Mobile," to
handle on-air audio for the live broadcasts originating from inside it.
In addition, The Bettes Mobile was equipped with four vehicle-mounted HD
"Building a broadcast vehicle like The Bettes Mobile
required reliable, robust and trusted gear," says Kevin Parrish, senior
RF engineer of NBC Network News field and satellite operations. "Due to
the nature of this assignment, it's not possible to provide field
maintenance; everything needs to work correctly from day one. Equipment
selection is key and that's why we selected the gear we did."
Sound Devices mixers are pretty much a mainstay for our field audio
production needs, they provide a 'standard platform' that most of our
staff are well accustomed and completely familiar with their operation,"
adds Parish. ~ from Pro Sound News