Calrec and Ross to announce joint initiative

At NAB2008, Calrec Audio (booth # N8723) will announce a new technology initiative with Ross Video.

The collaboration allows remote control of fader modules on any Calrec audio console and will enable a video switcher to take control over the serial interface to autofades on the Calrec desk.

In addition, the interface provides individual control of up to 192 faders on the Calrec console directly from the Ross OverDrive Automated Production Control (APC) System. This high level of integration enables the control of both audio and video on a given broadcast from the switcher or OverDrive system, significantly reducing production costs.

Calrec will also introduce an Offline Editor, which provides operators with an emulation of the company’s console PC application on any other PC, such as a laptop. This allows remote configuration of any Calrec console, saving time on-site.

The Offline Editor is especially useful for operators who are working on a tight schedule, such as freelance operators planning for a specific outside broadcast. It also enables the desk to be preconfigured while it is still in use — a practical feature for control rooms, which are subjected to constant use with fast turnaround between broadcasts.

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