Taiwan's GOOD TV Chooses Calrec Artemis Light Audio Consoles for State-of-the-Art New Broadcasting Facility
In Support of Broadcaster's Migration to HDTV, Calrec's First Project in Taiwan Drives Audio for Two Studios
February 20, 2014 --
Calrec Audio today announced that GOOD TV Broadcasting Corp., the world's first Mandarin-language Christian television station, has installed two Calrec Audio Artemis Light 32-fader consoles in its new broadcasting facility in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Marking Calrec's first installation in Taiwan, the two consoles enable high-quality and reliable audio mixing and production for GOOD TV's full schedule of in-house programming. The Artemis Light consoles are part of a turnkey audio/video solution installed by Hi-Pro Technology Corp., Calrec's Taiwan distributor.
"Calrec consoles are well-known for their ergonomic control surface and beautiful sound. After evaluating many audio consoles, we knew Artemis Light would provide the best option for our new studios and equipment upgrade to HDTV," said Alan Hsiao, sound specialist, GOOD TV. "Artemis Light gives us tremendous efficiency when managing HD/3D 5.1 surround sound recording, with the scalability we need to grow our operation into the future. The equalizer modules enable very sensitive and extremely accurate adjustments, and Artemis offers plenty of audio headroom to diminish overdrives. Overall, Artemis Light has provided the carefree operation and reliability we need in a fast-paced production environment."
GOOD TV broadcasts over two channels, and it produces programs such as gospel music shows, celebrity interviews, live church services in Taiwan, and presentations from internationally known ministers. Supporting GOOD TV's migration to HDTV and the 2012 completion of Taiwan's digital conversion, the new state-of-the-art production facility consists of a larger "A" studio, used primarily for music programs, and a "B" studio for interviews and talk shows.
Installed in each studio, the Artemis Light consoles receive the main audio signal and transmit it to a secondary video control room, where it is integrated with the video and passed to the video server in the main control room for broadcast and archiving. Both consoles are equipped with RTW's TM7 TouchMonitor surround sound analyzer and loudness monitor, which enables engineers to make adjustments at the time of production rather than further down the transmission path or in postproduction.
Driven by Calrec's Bluefin2 signal-processing engine, the Artemis Light consoles also feature Calrec's Automixer, an automatic mixing function that attenuates all output to maintain consistent program levels. Automixer is especially useful for equalizing audio for GOOD TV's talk shows, which sometimes include large numbers of guests and multiple open microphones that generate crosstalk and ambient sound.
"GOOD TV is a pioneer in Taiwan's emerging Christian broadcasting landscape, so it was an honor to be included in this project as part of our first sale into that country," said Graham Murray, Calrec's regional sales director, APAC. "Hi-Pro Technology did an excellent job of evaluating GOOD TV's requirements and providing a total solution that would meet its needs. Our Artemis Light consoles, for instance, are very well-suited to GOOD TV's environment because of their compact footprint and their world-renowned stability and reliability -- critical for a broadcast platform that is supporting at least one operating studio every day."
Information about Calrec and its products is available at calrec.com and community.calrec.com.
Photo Caption: Calrec Audio's Artemis Light chosen for GOOD TV new studios and HDTV upgrade
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About GOOD TV
As the world's first Mandarin-speaking Christian TV station, GOOD TV began broadcasting in September 1998. GOOD TV is endorsed by the famous Christian artist Sun Yueh, who is very enthusiastic about promoting public good. The mission of GOOD TV is to broadcast "faith, hope, and love" in this media-commercialized society. All content is intended to encourage and assist viewers, thus bringing the Word of God to more people throughout the world. GOOD TV is the International Television Ministry Award winner of the 2014 NRB (the National Religious Broadcasters) Media Awards.
About Hi-Pro Technology Corporation
Hi-Pro Technology Corporation was established in 1973. As a pioneering supplier and system integrator of broadcast equipment in Taiwan, Hi-Pro (Cinchy) initially focused on selling Sony professional broadcast equipment to broadcast stations, specifically Taiwan's first three free-to-air terrestrial television stations. In more than 40 years, Hi-Pro has expanded into sales and distribution of other globally leading brands -- specializing in customized, value-added audio and video turnkey solutions for customers in the broadcast, military, education, government, house of worship, production, rental, and theater-related segments for the Taiwan market. Continuously adapting to international trends and supporting local transitions into HD, 3D, Ultra HD, 4K, digital wireless, 5.1 and 7.1 broadcasting, and network applications, Hi-Pro is committed to providing cost-effective, customer-specific, and technologically advanced video/IT/audio products, solutions, and after-sales services to Taiwan's market segments. Hi-Pro Technology is the exclusive distributor of Calrec in Taiwan. More information is available at www.hiprotech.com.tw.
About Calrec Audio Ltd.
Calrec Audio, part of D&M Holdings Inc., is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for more than 40 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world's most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec. More information is available at calrec.com and community.calrec.com.