Portugal's TVI Transitions To Digital With Studer Vista 8
February 13, 2009
Portugal’s most-watched television network TVI has ordered a Studer Vista 8 digital audio mixing system, due for installation in a new general production studio in Lisbon.
TVI's prime-time programming is reserved for its own productions, mainly soap operas, phone-in quizzes and reality shows. There have been Studer analogue consoles at TVI for several years, but the upgrade path to digital facilities has led TVI to its first 42-fader Vista 8. The console specification includes a redundant control system, and the addition of two extra cards in the SCore DSP system enables autoswitching between MADI interfaces and a remote I/O interface.
Carlos Gomes from TVI expects the new console to be in use by the end of April. “We’re making the transition from analogue to digital facilities, so the whole concept of Studer’s Vistonics™ user interface, which has a very analogue feel, plays an important role. The redundancy of the Vista 8 was another key factor in our decision: there is full 100% redundancy for all parts of the desk, including the control system, which gives us peace of mind.”
Studer’s Portuguese distributor Custódio Cardoso Pereira (CCP) has also delivered a 32-fader Studer Vista 5 console to Estudio Carvello, a privately-owned television production facility, where it replaces a 20-year old Studer 900 analogue console.