Calrec collaborates with Ross Video; intros Offline Editor

At the 2008 NAB Show, Calrec Audio will announce a major technology initiative developed with partner Ross Video Ltd. The collaboration allows remote control of fader modules on any Calrec console. On a basic level, this protocol enables a vision mixer to take control over the serial interface to autofades on the Calrec desk. Also expect to see a new Offline Editor for emulation of a Calrec console PC application on any other PC, such as a laptop.

In addition, the interface provides individual control of faders, cuts, and pfl of up to 192 faders on the Calrec console directly from the Ross OverDrive Automated Production Control (APC) System. This high level of integration enables the control of both audio and video on a given broadcast from the vision switcher or OverDrive system, significantly reducing production costs.

Calrec will also introduce an Offline Editor, which provides operators with an emulation of the Calrec console PC application on any other PC, such as a laptop. This allows remote configuration of any Calrec console, saving time on site.

Calrec says the Offline Editor is especially useful for operators who are working to a
tight schedule, such as freelance operators planning for a specific outside broadcast. The Offline Editor also enables the desk to be preconfigured while it is still in use — a practical feature for control rooms, which are subjected to constant use with fast turnaround between broadcasts.

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