All Mobile Video Purchases Another Studer Vista 8
October 21, 2005
Studer USA reports that Manhattan-based mobile production services provider All Mobile Video has just inked the deal on the purchase of another Vista 8 digital audio console – this one being even larger than the first Vista 8 that AMV installed in its 53-foot triple expando Celebrity unit earlier this year.
Scheduled for delivery in early November, the 72-fader desk was purchased for AMV’s yet-unnamed new HD video vehicle that will soon be the crowning jewel in the company’s Lodi, NJ-based fleet of OB trucks.
At just under 10 feet wide, the new console will comprise 96 mic/line inputs, 80 pairs of AES inputs, 56 bi-directional MADI I/Os (plus 56 more for connection with DASH multitrack machines), 120 analog line outputs, and be accompanied by an extensive outboard DSP rack. An additional 24 analog line and 16 AES inputs on a remote I/O unit at the end of 500 feet of hardened fiber cable will further enable the desk to be used with other OB vehicles. Given the its sheer size as one of the longest Vista 8s ever manufactured by Studer, the console will be integrated lengthwise within the truck rather than in the standard perpendicular orientation.
“Aside from the fact that All Mobile Video already has a Vista 8, Chelsea Television Studios, AMV’s sister division, is now also using one of these desks on the set of Martha,” notes Clayton Blick, Studer USA national sales manager. “So the fact that this is really the organization’s third purchase within the past year truly underscores how pleased they are with the Vista platform and how solid it has been for them.”
The Studer Vista 8 digital live production console combines and extends the powerful on-air features of the Vista 6 with the dynamic automation of the Vista 7 to create a highly sophisticated and flexible multipurpose live broadcast desk. In addition to common Vista series features like the intuitive Vistonics interface, Virtual Surround Panning (VSP) and AutoTouch Plus dynamic automation, the Vista 8 offers a completely redesigned central control bay, greatly extended output metering and matrixing, and a host of other significant features.