WCSC-TV in Charleston, S.C., has launched its first local, HD newscast, using Miranda Technologies Kaleido-X multi-image display system for monitoring.
Launched at the end of September 2008, WCSC’s Channel 5 was one of the first in the state to air local newscasts in full HD. It broadcasts from a newly refurbished, state-of-the-art control room in Charleston, following an HD upgrade of its newsroom, facility infrastructure, visual asset ingest and management, archiving and asset sharing systems.
The Kaleido-X system currently displays 48 inputs over eight 40-inch LCD screens, situated in the station’s main control room, the producer “cockpit,” and the audio booth.
WCSC’s Kaleido-X system interfaces to a Snell & Wilcox Kahuna production switcher, providing tally updates and source labels in the monitoring display.
“We customized the display walls using Miranda’s XEdit configuration software so our control room operators, producers and technical directors would all be able to view what’s most important to them for their different roles,” said Mike Gurthie, chief engineer at WCSC. “Kaleido-X has made life much easier in terms of running our multi-news operations from two studios.”
The station plans to expand its Kaleido-X system to allow monitoring on a fourth multi-image display in the newsroom, which will act as a back-drop for shots of newscaster talents in-front of camera. Miranda’s Kaleido-X multi-image display system offers expansion up to 1152 video inputs across 128 multi-image outputs.