Barrington chooses Avid for digital upgrade

Two stations owned by the Barrington Broadcasting Company have installed Avid technology to reduce their reliance on videotape
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South Avid’s NewsCutter XP nonlinear editing system is part of Barrington’s company-wide move to a tapeless production environment, being echoed throughout the industry.

Avid Technology has announced that Barrington Broadcasting Company — an owner and operator of four mid-market television stations nationwide — has purchased and installed Avid digital broadcast production systems for two of its stations: WHOI in Peoria, IL, and WEYI in Cleo, MI.

The digital upgrade will allow the broadcasters to eliminate the use of tape and transition to all-digital news production methods.

The stations have deployed Avid Airspeed servers for ingest and playout and Avid NewsCutter XP systems for editing. They also installed Avid Unity LANshare systems with MediaManager to manage simultaneous ingest, edit, and output functions within collaborative news workgroups. Combined, these installations provide a networking environment that Avid said “dramatically improved” production efficiencies for the stations.

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