Maximising on the possibilities of automation, our studios will have a choice of cameras to suit our production offering a combination of conventional triax cameras and remote controlled cameras. The remote cameras offer production possibilities that would otherwise be cost prohibitive.
The remote cameras are controlled by the vision engineer, and the system allows for up to 10 preset shots to be stored for each of the cameras. The vision desks are Snell and Wilcox Golden Dave with integrated DVE, Still Store and two channels of chroma-key. Spare auxiliary outputs of the vision are used to feed large plasma display units, video projectors and studio floor monitors.
The Autoscript system is a Windows product allowing the use of any fonts available to windows international language programmes. Graphics capability for the studios are provide with Pixelpower Collage with integration to the automation system and Grass Valley Avstar newsroom system.
The studio sound control rooms will be equipped with Soundcraft B400 desk, Trilogy talkback, DAT, ISDN video phone and Gentner 10 line phone-in system, 6 channels of Sony radio microphones, production and presenter talkback.
TCBN will have a comprehensive post production toolset including: 4 Avid MC1000 XL edit suites with 3D option, a choice of tape format either locally or from our machine room with integrated voice over booth. We have two Digibeta or D9 digital tape based linear edit suites.
For graphics and promo production we have a selection of edit suites based on either the Targa 3000 or Matrox DigiSuite cards in conjunction with Media 100 ICE-Ultra for Adobe After Effects and Discreet Edit.
DISC In addition to these suites we have Quantel Paintbox, Pixelpower Collage and rostrum camera. Audio dubbing and post is provided by ProTools and Steinberg / Logic suites.
While staff is working in our studios, it makes sense to bring our production offices on site. We will have a variety of different sized offices.
We will provide a fully serviced environment with office furniture, computers, communications equipment, lease line internet connection and full IT support.
It's a cost effective and convenient alternative to renting expensive external office space.
TCBN will specialise in multi-channel transmission. TCBN will have dedicated play-out suites with associated continuity studios or straight forward server based transmission.
Our transmission system flawlessly integrates our automation system with the library, video servers, studios and on-line Avid suites.
Our staff has many years of experienceand we will develope a system with unique flexibility and redundancy in mind. TCBN are presently looking at different solutions for broadcasting circuits including 270 Mbit 601 facility lines to BT Tower and 601/ASI contribution circuits to MCI Worldcom's SDH network and BSkyB.
From BSkyB our circuits will be distributed to cable head-ends for contribution to cable networks diminishing the need to downlink and re-broadcast for cable viewers. At TCBN we will have different solutions for broadcsting. and we weill be pioneers in interactive broadcasting, providing us and clients with interactive content from our Mediasphere server to the BSkyB digital platform