MGTV completes conversion to digital

Michigan Government Television (MGTV) has completed a conversion of its television facility from analog to digital. The launch of the new digital facility caps more than a year of research and preparation. Roscor, a Mt. Prospect, IL-based media and information technologies company, along with its Farmington Hills, MI, regional office acted as general contractor for the design and installation of the new system.

The upgrade impacts all areas including master control, editing and duplication as well as single and multiple camera remote production. A second edit suite and studio control was added.

Featured elements of the new digital operation include:

  • A Sundance automation system
  • An Evertz (Quartz) QMC-MCS
  • A Grass Valley Profile video server, Concerto routing system, KayakDD production switchers, and M-Series video disk recorders
  • Chyron Duet MicroX CGs
  • Sony PDW-510 XDCAM camcorder and PDW-1500 XDCAM recorder
  • Evertz MVP multi-image display and monitoring System and Fiber Optic terminal equipment
  • Panasonic AW-E860 16:9/4:3 CCD cameras
  • Avid Media Composer Adrenaline HD NLE