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tvOne Provides Video Wall for On Air Broadcasts

PLSN Staff • Projection Connection News • July 30, 2013

ERLANGER, KY – KSL TV, a local NBC network affiliate located in Salt Lake City, desired a new and improved news set design, replacing fixed, motionless set backgrounds, branding and logos. “We did not want to go with a traditional local news feel,” said Tanya Vea, executive vice-president for KSL TV news.

More details from tvOne (www.tvone.com):

KSL TV turned to Broadcast Design International, a full service design firm near San Diego to support the development and installation. Broadcast Design International (BDI) has been serving domestic and international clients for the past 20 years in the broadcast industry specializing in studio sets, newsroom and facility set design. www.broadcastdesign.com

George Edelmann, senior design representative of Broadcast Design International, says, “To create KSL TV’s desired news set, BDI needed a processor that would handle the multiple aspect ratios of these different configurations using various video sources from computer animation to live HD video and tvOne’s C3-540 Coriomaster was just the solution.”

With the help of tvOne, BDI configured and installed the C3-540 Coriomaster to power nine 60-inch Salitek MPDP60 plasma displays in a 3 x 3 configuration and two 42-inch Orion PDP plasma displays in the face of the anchor desk. Along with the hi-res monitors BDI had two configurations of low-res LED displays. One was a 15 x 3 “L” shaped wall, which wraps around an oblique corner angle and the other a 6 x 5 panel wall. These were originally seen as a challenge to control images and video in an odd aspect ratio in the LED wall, but BDI quickly realized otherwise.

Edelmann says,¬† ‚ÄúCoriomaster did better than expected in handling the various video displays in different aspect ratios while using various types of sources all in HD. Setup and operation was easy and took half the time we expected. The service department and technical support has been first class, understanding that we are dealing with live broadcasting on a daily basis.”

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