Seattle Channel Covers City Council Meetings, Local Events With Flypack Anchored by FOR-A Switcher
Current COVID-19 restrictions require Seattle Channel, a local municipal television station, to produce City Council meetings and other civic and arts programming using videoconferencing software. When restrictions are lifted, Seattle Channel station personnel are looking forward to getting back to producing multi-camera shoots in the community.
According to Daryl Peck, video engineer for Seattle Channel, a traditional production vehicle can be problematic in Seattle, because it can be difficult to find parking and run cables. That’s why the station prefers its production flypack, a portable solution that can be easily transported to the site.
The Seattle Channel flypack has been anchored with a FOR-A HVS-110 switcher since 2013. Peck said the DVE, customizable multi view, and other built-in features help their workflow. He also complimented the switcher’s reliability, as well as its traditional control panel.
“FOR-A’s made it really easy to use our existing cameras with traditional BNC connectivity,” he adds. “With built-in frame sync, we don’t have to genlock the cameras, which makes wiring much easier in the field.”