WCSC-TV in Charleston,
S.C., has launched its first
local, HD newscast, using Miranda Technologies Kaleido-X multi-image display
system for monitoring.
Launched at the end of September 2008, WCSC’s Channel 5 was
one of the first in the state to air local newscasts in full HD. It broadcasts
from a newly refurbished, state-of-the-art control room in Charleston,
following an HD upgrade of its newsroom, facility infrastructure, visual asset
ingest and management, archiving and asset sharing systems.
The Kaleido-X system currently displays 48 inputs over eight
40-inch LCD screens, situated in the station’s main control room, the producer
“cockpit,” and the audio booth.
WCSC’s Kaleido-X system interfaces to a Snell & Wilcox
Kahuna production switcher, providing tally updates and source labels in the
“We customized the display walls using Miranda’s XEdit
configuration software so our control room operators, producers and technical
directors would all be able to view what’s most important to them for their
different roles,” said Mike Gurthie, chief engineer at WCSC. “Kaleido-X has
made life much easier in terms of running our multi-news operations from two
The station plans to expand its Kaleido-X system to allow
monitoring on a fourth multi-image display in the newsroom, which will act as a
back-drop for shots of newscaster talents in-front of camera. Miranda’s
Kaleido-X multi-image display system offers expansion up to 1152 video inputs
across 128 multi-image outputs.