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FJTV game shows get digital audio mixes

Chinese broadcaster Fujian TV (FJTV) is now using a newly installed high definition production chain at its new broadcast centre, which also houses two digital audio consoles, writes Kevin Hilton. The Solid State Logic C100 HDS desks are being used on three popular light entertainment and game shows.

Chinese broadcaster Fujian TV (FJTV) is now using a newly installed high definition production chain at its new broadcast centre, which also houses two digital audio consoles, writes Kevin Hilton. The Solid State Logic C100 HDS desks are being used on three popular light entertainment and game shows. FJTV is a member of the Fujian Radio, Film and TV group. It is the largest broadcaster in the Fujian Province of Eastern China, transmitting approaching 140 hours of programmes a week to 30 million viewers through two channels. Both C100s are 40-fader, 96 DSP channel models. One works with Studio 800, so-called because it is 800 metres square, while the other is used with Studio 1000, a 1000 square metre facility. These studios are used to produce Happy Choir, a singing competition based on the BBC show Last Choir Standing, Friends Like These, a game show also taken from a BBC format, and This Time Tomorrow, described as an educational quiz show. “These programmes feature a live studio audience, fast-paced lighting and computer-driven backdrops and many camera cuts to accelerate the action,” comments FJTV’s audio section chief, Mr Huangwei. “The C100 was the perfect choice for the variety/quiz-type programmes we produce. We use the buses to control different groups of loudspeakers for the audience, including a centre line array, subwoofer and front fill.” Each of the three shows is broadcast live to air but recordings are also made to a Pro Tools LE workstation. www.solid-state-logic.com

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