IBC 2013: SSL to showcase expanded capability of C100 HDS with V6 software
Solid State Logic will showcase for the first time in Europe its new V6 Software for the C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console. Demonstrating ongoing development of the C100 HDS, the V6 Software release offers new features that introduce significant workflow efficiencies for operators while reaffirming SSL’s commitment to constantly evolve the platform to meet the emerging needs of broadcasters.
“The new V6 software release for the C100 delivers several significant features that will further improve operational speed and efficiency for the audio engineer,” says Niall Feldman, director of new products at SSL. “The C100 was created to be an advanced audio platform with a flexible architecture that can accept continual development and updates to meet new technical trends in the industry. This new software release further illustrates SSL’s continued commitment to ongoing development for the highly regarded C100.”
Highlights of the V6 upgrade include Function Key Macros, a feature which reduces the number of physical actions required to achieve specific tasks by allowing multiple two state console switching functions to be grouped as a Macro and then actioned via soft keys, GPIs and fader functions. Another feature is HyperRoute, which makes the already superior SSL routing system even better. The C100 routing system uniquely allows operators to use a versatile source and destination group-based approach with operation from the actual control surface, rather than a separate computer. HyperRoute introduces an additional destination-based routing structure which has the benefit of displaying destination source assignments without having to re-navigate through the source>destination path. The console’s new Assignable Delay Modules make integrating a wider range of external sources into live-to-air feeds quicker and easier. A total of 32 of the 64 available delays can now be routed anywhere, including Aux and Monitor inserts or external I/O destinations that pick up internal or external sources as inputs. A new Control Surface Screen Saver extends the operational life of the console control surface by switching off all of the OLED displays and screens when not in use.
SSL’s Dialogue Automix feature has won widespread acclaim as the finest system available for controlling audio levels and maintaining consistent ambience in the fast-paced environment of multi-mic news and panel shows. A new Automix Overide function makes the best even better with an option to automatically close the pre fader feed to the Dialogue Automix system when the participants channel fader is closed.