Project – UK Parliament House of Lords Committee Rooms
Nearing completion, this project utilises both the new ‘Net Serial Controller’ and ‘Vision Switcher’.
The BCD Net Serial Controller reads the active microphones from the Glensound conference audio system and decides which Camera to use.
A typical set-up would be that one camera will be set to a general wide angle shot whilst the automated cameras pan to the microphone in use. When the Camera is in position the Vision switcher cuts to the Camera.
Up to 50 Cameras can be controlled, but the system is optimised for four.
The database of cameras is programmed at installation for the correct pan/tilt/zoom settings for each Microphone position, and groups of Microphones. Up to 64 settings may be stored, allowing the unit to choose a shot, emulating a television director. A Sony Joystick Controller can be used to steer the Cameras, or the settings may be entered directly.
Thereafter the system will run automatically.
The BCD Vision switcher synchronises and switches the Camera feeds, and embeds the Audio to produce the final Committee room output. A minimalist system could conceivably use this unit on its own, as it is capable of monitoring four Audio feeds.
Project – Audio Outside Broadcast Trucks (with a twist)
We are pleased to announce out involvement with the development of six Outside Broadcast Trucks with IPE (Independent Project Engineers), for BBC Radio Outside Broadcasts.
These trucks will include 4 x Installer 48 Racks with Distribution cards, Installer cards with piglets (DA / AD/SRC ), remote control mic-amplifiers and remote control amplifiers.
In addition we are developing a new comms talkback system where the sound engineer can talk directly and simultaneously with the outside source venue or base.
Most Master clock generator systems can take Video reference and create Audio clocks from that; The twist is supplied in the use of the new BCD Wordclock DA, which takes Audio reference and creates a Video reference signal!