Denmark’s TV2 East using Studer Vista 5 M2 for sports coverage
A 32-fader Harman Studer Vista 5 M2 digital mixing console purchased by regional broadcaster TV2 East of Denmark is being put to work on a wide variety of sports and news programming, along with regional talk shows and documentaries. The desk – which was delivered to TV2 East’s studio in Vordingborg – was supplied by Studer’s Danish distributor, Danmon.
According to Kasper Thor Larsen, head of technology at TV2 East, a number of factors fed into the selection of a Studer console to replace the broadcaster’s Yamaha PM1D. “This Vista 5 console has the best audio quality I’ve heard from a broadcast console, and its redundancy was another major factor in our decision. It’s very flexibility and it can easily be configured to our needs.”
The ability to control and automate the console via the EMBER protocol was also an important consideration. For some applications, the console will be controlled from TV2 East’s Ross Overdrive automation system. The desk will also work as an audio router and format converter in TV2 East’s infrastructure.
“The integration of Studer Vista FX by Lexicon is also a perfect match for our requirements and gives easy control of the sophisticated effects in a very cost-effective way,” says Larsen.
The tech team also point to the benefits of the Vista 5 M2’s TFT metering bridge system, which is capable of displaying signal levels from mono through to 5.1 channels on each input, with a configurable lower area that can be used to display bus assignments, sound images or the History mode, where a scrolling audio waveform displays signal anomalies and highlights them for up to 50 seconds to allow the engineer to identify where the event occurred.