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ATG Broadcast expands HD resources at National Geographic Europe

The National Geographic Channel has selected ATG Broadcast to provide expanded HD resources at the network's European post-production center in London. The project will extend the capabilities of the HD post-production and playout system installed by ATG Broadcast prior to the channel's commencement of 1080i transmissions last summer. It includes additional Sony HDCAM-SR multiformat recording and playback facilities in the audio post-production suite.

These are used in conjunction with an existing Avid Adrenalin video editing system. The Adrenaline itself has been enhanced with Dolby Audio Tools, and additional Dolby E multichannel sound encoding, decoding and monitoring. Tektronix HD signal analyzers have been installed in the central apparatus room and master control room together with additional HD-interfaced Sony CRT picture monitors and a Trilogy Mentor reference generator with tri-state HD outputs.

For more information, visit www.atgbroadcast.co.uk.