Scharff Weisberg improves control of media recorders and players

Live events staging and lighting technology company Scharff Weisberg has improved the way it sets up its equipment for its corporate events, theatrical productions and staging projects. The 25-year-old Long Island City, NY-based company needed to make it easier to control its Grass Valley and Doremi media recorders and players when conducting its various events that can last from an hour to a week or more depending on the situation.

Scharff Weisberg staff chose the 2044CL Instant Access Clip System from DNF Controls to manage its Grass Valley Turbo iDDR and its hard drive recorder-players from Doremi. The 2044CL provides full support for the high-end Turbo iDDR’s record channel and two playback channels, as well as Doremi’s full line of videodisk recorders. The 2044CL supports Odetics, VDCP and AMP control protocols.

An integrated solution comprised of the company’s ST400 controller and ST420 shotbox, DNF’s 2044CL provides 10 banks of 30 buttons that enable users to quickly access up to 300 clips or multiple-clip combinations on up to eight video server channels. Users can scroll through a list of clips, select one, mark in and out cue points to specify only a portion of the clip, and then assign it to a shotbox key which then displays the name of the clip associated with it. Another key press instantly plays out the clip.

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