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National Geographic Channel Taps DNF Controls for Automated Playout Control
9/5/2002

The National Geographic Channel is using technology from DNF Controls to control and automate playout for the channel's nightly National Geographic Today program.

DNF Controls' 400-clip access system with a peripheral bus interface option will serve as a production switcher interface allowing a GVG4000 production switcher already in use to load and play clips on a new GVG Profile server. The 4000CL will control four servers to provide complete automation of clip insertion ¾ including cue, roll and re-cue functions ¾ for playout of effects, banners, and other animations.

The 4000CL-N-PBIO 400-clip fast access system consists of DNF's ST300 slow-motion controller with clip software. The peripheral bus interface option (PBIO) software allows the ST300 to support up to four peripheral device addresses ¾ one for each server the ST300 controls. The ST300 relies on the learn and recall functions of the production switcher to load and play video clips from a recall or timeline.   Print Page