Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
ABC control room to rely on Ross switcher, production control
ABC in Washington, D.C., has purchased a Ross Video Synergy 4 MD-X multidefinition production switcher and OverDrive production control system. The systems are scheduled for installation in early 2007.
The Synergy 4 MD-X combines a four effects bank control panel with the MD-X live production engine, providing four full MLEs with up to four downstream keyers.
Each MLE is equipped with four channels of Squeeze & Tease 3D DVE, one “floating” UltraChrome chroma keyer and four channels of MLE Store still store with MediaCache moving image playback. The Synergy 4 MD-X will be used in advanced newscasts. It supports HD, SD or a mix of both.
OverDrive is a flexible production control system with a LiveLink MOS that can interface to the iNews newsroom editorial system. The device control capabilities of the Synergy 4 MD-X combined with OverDrive provides the ability to execute a more consistent, efficient and sophisticated news production.
For more information, visit: www.rossvideo.com.