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Detroit Public Television Begins Digital Conversion With Omneon

WTVS Detroit Public Television (DPTV) installed the Omneon Spectrum media server in the station's first efforts to convert from master control to digital. The server is being used to record PBS national satellite feeds for on-air play-out, and for post-production editing with Final Cut Pro. It includes support for DVB/ASI and standard SDI MPEG channels, and 2 TB of storage.

DPTV also plans to employ the server in the studio for use in program production. DPTV also acquired Omneon's RecordTool and PlayTool software, which the facility uses to schedule recording of the PBS national satellite feeds and events for play-out to air.