08.04.2005 01:40 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Journal Broadcast centralizes with Crispin

Journal Broadcast Group selected Crispin to help centralize operations for WGBA-TV and WACY-TV in Green Bay, WI.

The installation will reduce the amount of manual intervention needed to manage multiple channels. The solution includes four Crispin-supplied workstations, each focused on a specific workflow task.

Crispin’s playback application, RapidPlayX, provides playlist monitoring and control for on-air channels, allowing operators to create and load playlists, edit events, issue playlist commands and monitor event status. It automatically loads daily program and record schedules for 24-hour operations and instantly updates events when new material is available on the video server.

TurboBrowser, a companion application to RapidPlayX, allows operators to quickly search for and locate any video clip in the system. Once located, operators can simply drag and drop clips into the playlist for immediate play. Crispin’s 16-port DeviceServer controls five Leitch Nexio servers, two Grass Valley master control switchers, three Sony VTRs and a PESA router.

The RecordScheduler executes consecutive daily schedules of program acquisition events. RecordScheduler can also record parallel events — allowing for overlapping or simultaneous record events.

Crispin’s Mapper application converts daily traffic schedules into an automated playlist, ready for on-air playback by RapidPlayX. Crispin's Dubber application controls multiple source devices, allowing acquisition and preparation of video assets for air.

For more information, visit www.crispincorp.com.

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