Danmon Systems Group completes HD studio for TV2|DANMARK HD news
Danmon Systems Group has completed a new high-definition news studio at the Odense headquarters of publicly-owned Danish television network TV 2|DANMARK A/S.
“Upgrading the TV 2 news service from standard definition to high definition presented a logical opportunity to install a more visually attractive and versatile on-screen environment,” explains Kjeld Skovlund, head of development at TV 2. “The new studio is located inside a large gallery with the main presentation sets at one end and the weather presentation area at the other. Camera facilities include three robotic pedestals and a Steadicam system.
“Production of daily news programmes is co-ordinated within the newsroom via an LSB Virtual Studio Manager and Mosart news automation system. This gives our operators access to control panels, interfaces and external devices via an IP infrastructure linked to a VSM-Studio server. Mosart uses a template-based structure which provides the security and predictability essential for our news service.
“The live news set includes an 11 metre ultra-wide screen which presenters can use interactively rather than simply as a backdrop. This is illuminated by Barco projectors and provides a lot of creative options for studio interview programmes as well as presenter-to-camera shots.”
Søren Bruun, Danmon Systems Group operations manager, adds: “The project also involved construction of a separate control gallery to handle special events. Additional equipment installed includes a Grass Valley Kayenne vision mixer, two Studer Vista audio control desks, Miranda multiviewers, Gunterman & Drunk KVM systems, TC Electronic audio interfaces, Genelec stereo and surround-sound monitor loudspeakers, Miranda glue, plus Omneon and EVS studio servers.”