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KJLA selects Omneon Spectrum server

Los Angeles-area bilingual television network LATV is using two Spectrum media server systems from Omneon Video Networks to handle its master control playout, live production playback of music videos and Final Cut Pro editing applications.

The facility’s two servers facilitate end-to-end digital media management, sharing and playout as KJLA transitions toward a tapeless workflow.

The first Spectrum server, KJLA’s playout server, is controlled by BlueLine Technologies station automation, which manages the four broadcast channels in master control. Because Omneon server systems feature a scalable, distributed architecture, KJLA will be able to expand its playout system as future growth demands.

A second Spectrum system supports live playback of music videos and is integrated with Apple’s Final Cut Pro 5.0 to enable direct editing of the QuickTime-based material. KJLA’s edit bays are linked to the server via a Gigabit Ethernet network, so when an editor grabs a clip off the server, it is ready for editing work immediately.

A DNF Controls playback controller is being added to the installation to control playback on four of the Spectrum channels during production and to simplify ingest from a number of sources available in the tape room.

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