dBroadcast has completed the commissioning of two new automated signing studios for a broadcast media management company. The facility provides in-vision sign language captioning for hearing impaired viewers for both live and pre-recorded programmes. The signers communicate using a combination of mouth, hand and finger movements.
The two one-camera studios with blue, green and black Chroma key screens each allow a single non-technical deaf signer to prepare their studio for operation without local assistance. The two studio floors were located in one building with the control rooms and technical staff situated five miles away. The new studios are joined to the control rooms with remote control connectivity and video feeds, and the signer can access monitoring and on-air tally information in live or recorded mode through the supplied reverse picture feeds.
“We are delighted to have been able to provide this state-of-the-art facility”, commented Tom Swan, sales and marketing director at dB Broadcast. “Our independent status and extensive experience meant we could deploy the best equipment for this SD and HD facility and get it up and running reliably in the shortest time.”
The studios are fitted with ARRI L7-T low energy LED lighting, Sony PMW-EX3 camera, Autoscript prompter and Telemetrics robotics pedestals, and the control rooms feature a Sony MVS-7000X mixer and Miranda Kaleido multiviewer. dB Broadcast used an IP-based display and control system for communication between areas.