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Red Bee Media signs with ATG

ATG Broadcast will equip a Signing Studio for the Broadcast Centre in London's White City. Commissioned by Red Bee Media, formerly BBC Broadcast, the new installation will enable program subtitling for deaf viewers to be recorded or produced for live transmission.

The Signing Studio will replace a leased facility located at the BBC Television Centre. Scheduled for completion in early November, the new facility will comprise a single-camera studio and an adjacent control room. A blue backdrop will enable a signing interpreter to be superimposed over the program content using color separation overlay.

A Sony DXC-D50 camera with remote-operated zoom lens will feed into an eight-channel Snell & Wilcox DVE/mixer operated from a five-bay Custom Consoles Module-R desk. Color overlays will be processed in a Crystal Vision Safire chroma-keyer. An Edifis Sting disk recorder will be used for video and audio local storage, supported by two Sony Digital Betacam tape machines, a Sony SP Betacam and Panasonic D3 player. A Panasonic AG-850E five-machine controller will be used for video editing.

The four VTRs will be housed in two 10U Custom Consoles portable equipment bays together with the camera control unit, rack-mounting LCD monitors, Axon interfaces and an HH audio amplifier. Ancillary equipment will include a 16x4 Quartz SDI router and a Tektronix SDI waveform monitor. Picture display will be via a Miranda Kaleido image splitter and Barco LCD-42 flat-panel monitor mounted at the rear of the control desk.

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