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Tampa Bay News 9 improves workflow with all-digital solution

Tampa Bay News 9 has selected Pinnacle Systems’ networked news solutions as the backbone for an all-digital newsroom.

As the cable news source moved into a new and larger facility, its challenge was to streamline its production processes and lay the groundwork for improved content.

Pinnacle's networked news solution is an integral part of the new Bay News 9 operating system, which is being designed and built by AF Associates. The project will be located in St. Petersburg, FL.

The system will provide the news station with sophisticated functionality, including 12 simultaneous Pinnacle Vortex encoding channels for capture and compression of high resolution, broadcast-ready DV25 and low-bandwidth MPEG-1 proxy video.

Ingested media will be stored on six Pinnacle Palladium Store 1000 shared storage systems, delivering more than 800 hours of online storage, which is available within 10 seconds of the start of ingest for editing and playout to air.

The system will also include a range of editing products from Pinnacle, including 19 Pinnacle VortexEdit turnkey news editors and three Pinnacle Liquid blue craft editors. Multiple channels of Pinnacle Vortex playout will be under direct control of the station's OmniBus automation system. The Pinnacle Vortex system stores all media in its original state and conforms edited segments on-the-fly at air time.

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