The Shopping Channel’s Move To HD Sounds Good With SSL Consoles

The Shopping Channel (TSC), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario has installed a Solid State Logic C10 Compact Digital Broadcast Console to handle all of the channel’s weekly HD productions, including two reoccurring shows—“Destination Style” and “TGIM.”

John DeHaas, Director of On-air Operations for The Shopping Channel, said the C10 console “fits perfectly in our equipment mix. We chose the C10 because of its rich feature set, which includes the SSL Production Assistants, which streamline our production operations and options.”

He added that the console’s Dialogue Automix software has been extremely helpful in managing daily multi-mic situations, allowing TSC engineers to focus instead on “producing a high-quality mix, rather than chasing faders.”

The Shopping Channel’s Mississauga facility consists of two main television studios that house the sets for the programming: Studio A at 4200 sq. ft. and Studio B at 4600 sq. ft., both supported by the SSL C10 console in the building’s new 350 sq. ft. HD Control Room 1. The channel also relies on the console's C-Play integrated spot and music playout system and Eyeconix channel displays to help sort out quick changeovers.

“We use the C-Play package to easily drop in necessary audio segments,” said DeHass. “This fantastic feature has greatly simplified our workflow, affording us more time to focus on other production matters. Our goal is to provide a unique, dynamic and engaging shopping experience for our customers. The C10 helps bring this goal into reality through its Production Assistant software options and simple visual graphics or pictures on the Eyeconix channel display.”

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