Turner Broadcasting Systems has installed NVISION’s new NV5100MC multichannel master control switching systems for its major TV services, which includes TNT HD, TBS HD, TBS East and West, Cartoon Network and Atlanta’s Peachtree TV.
Turner developed a master control model that could be replicated for its numerous channels. The requirements for the model included mirrored backup capability under automation control, with the option to go to manual switcher operation as required; increased audio channels, including Dolby E processing capability for HD content with surround sound; integration of external graphics, along with insertion of closed-captioning and other services without disrupting program delivery; and compact master control switcher panels that fit Turner’s existing model for control room consoles.
“NVISION’s NV5100 master control met all our operational criteria and they worked with us to tailor their design to fit our space limitations,” said Bob Peck, senior project manager for broadcast technology and operations at TBS.
A unique feature to the NV5100MC is its independent full-function preview option. Other features include all the video functions that will be in the final program event, including background, three external and two logo keyers, and dual-squeeze previewing, if needed. Single or dual squeeze can be added as simple plug-ins on the core program/preset processor as well as preview.
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