Digital Production Control Room for Studio Berlin
In the very short period of time from May to October 1999, a digital production control room was planned and set up for Studio Berlin Atelier GmbH; two television studios were set up with recording and live production capabilities.
The three studio cameras with tele-prompters run through the digital video router with a 64x64 matrix from Datatek. The Sony 3 ½ level digital audio mixer has 2 DME-7000 channels, and an additional external DMK-7000. Four Digital Betacam studio recorders are responsible for filming, and the Pronto video server has recording capacity of 2 hours from which trailers and jingles can also be imported. In addition to subtitle functions, the bi-channel Aston Ethos caption generator also takes on the role of recording and playing back stills. The audio technology routes the signal from the 12-channel Sennheiser Mikroport Wireless Microphone System over a Nexus router with a 148x160 matrix to the Cantus mixing console channel strip. The router is distributed over three cartridge shells that are linked via fiber optics and can be adjusted as required in the studios and control rooms. The Cantus mixing console with its 40 upper channel strips is also linked with the processing unit via fiber optics, which with 72 DSP channels provides more than sufficient manipulation options. Various special effects devices from Lexicon and Yamaha were also part of the package (Reverb, Limiter, Exciter, etc.), and also players such as DAT, MD, and CD are on hand. The Drake talkback system with 16 digital user panels, 24 4-wire ports for wireless talkback etc. and trunk lines allows two more studios to communicate to the talkback system as necessary for production.