ABC adds Graham-Patten D/ESAM 8000 mixers to HD edit suites

ABC has added three ISIS Group Graham-Patten D/ESAM 8000 digital edit suite audio mixers to HD operations at its New York City headquarters.

In 1998, ABC built two HD edit control rooms. During the day, the network has used the rooms to edit and create HD content. In the evening, the rooms were repurposed as on-air control rooms.

The network has added the D/ESAM 8000 to these rooms where they are used with the Editware edit control system and a Ross Video Synergy production switcher. ABC-TV required a custom interface to allow the mixers to meet the needs of on-air usage. The interface allows the Ross Synergy to control the D/ESAM 8000s in the on-air environment.

While the rooms are primarily for creating and editing content, they can still be used as on-air broadcast control rooms. For instance, a D/ESAM mixer was part of the on-air HD version broadcast of the Memorial Day weekend Indy 500 race this year.

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