The InnovaSON Sy40-8 handles various broadcasting-related functions in Total RF's mobile truck.
Total RF (Bensalem, Penn.) built RF6, a full-size, 53-foot tractor-trailer, for NBC's golf coverage and equipped it with an InnovaSON Sy4-8 digital mixing console.
"Unlike the normal production truck," Total RF owner Steve Gansky explains, "all the RF comes into our truck, where we perform the QC, test and switching of ingoing or outgoing video or audio, P/Ls, and IFBs, then hand that over to the production truck. There's such a reliance on RF in golf coverage that we have a mobile unit just to do that."
Engineer Bob DeLong adds, "Our normal noise floor for doing golf, our ambient operating level, is about –20 dB. But that's on the course if we put up an air mic or a birdie mic. In contrast, the noise floor of the InnovaSON is in the range of –60 dB. And –70 dB isn't unusual."
The InnovaSON's Sy40-8 instant recall and reset of console-wide routing and control setups has been a huge timesaver according to DeLong. “I've been able to set patterns for the next year's shows. One pattern will probably do 80 percent of the shows, so instead of spending time developing a layout for a show, the InnovaSON has given me the flexibility and the luxury of having it already there. So I can get on with the fine-tuning."
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