Three days before the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11's launch (no real correlation other than date... and the corny title... and a little history perspective...), CanesVision's HD eqiupment has landed at the RBC Center!
[Equipement Photos: July 14]
Monitor Wall Monitors! 46"ers... times 5 :)
Last week, a few equipment racks landed, including the Daktronics rack (that was previously moved to my office - now finding its final resting place), the closed-circuit TV rack (sending signal to the concourses, suites), the demarcation rack (basically, termination point for every cable in the control room... I know that's over-simplification, but... still...) and a couple of blank racks to be filled in... well... now :)
[July 10] Daktronics Rack
[July 10] Demarcation Rack on Left; CATV Rack on Right
On Monday [July 13], the equipment showed up and DSI's on-site crew got to work pulling cable.
DSI brought five total racks, built with some time-consuming connections such as the audio & video patch panels among other things. Other equipment such as the frame syncs and multiviewer "brains" were placed in the racks, as well.
[Remaining pictures, July 14]
Equipment racks filling in
Today, the first of the equipement started going into the consoles :) This is an exciting thing for me personally as it will start to feel more like a real control room.
The intercom panels, the router panels and the audio monitors for each station were placed today.
First equipment in the consoles :) Intercom Panel.
This is a 12-channel box.
Even though it's not in it's final place, here's a
32-channel intercom panel in comparison.
Also, the video monitors for each position were placed.
Used as alternate Program (what's on the main videoboard), source (what each position's machine is outputting to the switcher) or even router-fed (selectable) inputs in each position.
While all of this has been going on, several of us have been getting some training with the new Daktronics system.... which is ironically a lot like the old system.... just with a prettier board to play stuff on :)
[Misc Photos: July 14]
"Turret" for the Technical Director, including intercom,
rasterizer (digital vectorscope/waveform), etc.
The 32-channel intercom won't be there ;)