For-A gives NBC, Fox a winning hand
NEP Broadcasting, the leading international provider of outsourced teleproduction services, has selected 14 For-A DCC-70HS high definition digital color correctors and six UFM-100MV multi-viewers for NBC s mobile television production truck for sporting events, including the U.S. Open and the upcoming Sunday night football season. Additionally, NEP purchased 16 DCC-70HS color correctors from FOR-A for MansionPoker.net s production studio, the Mansion Pokerdome in Las Vegas, where Fox Sports Net exclusively tapes its cable poker program. NBC purchased its new signal processing equipment through NEP for its mobile TV production truck unit, ND-3. All 14 DCC-70HS color correctors and the six UFM-100MV multi-viewers were delivered and installed just a few weeks after the order was placed, and have since been used to cover the men s, women s and seniors U.S. Open golf tournaments. The color correctors and multi-viewers will also be utilized during the Sunday night football tour for the upcoming NFL season starting this month. For the Mansion Pokerdome, a television studio in Las Vegas for poker programs seen exclusively on Fox Sports, 16 DCC-70HS color correctors were purchased in May and delivered and installed a few weeks later. The color correctors were first used on Saturday, July 30th. According to NEP Broadcasting s Purchasing Manager Brian Conley, it was the compact design, reliability and economical pricing that resulted in NEP s selection of FOR-A color correctors and multi-viewers over competitive products: FOR-A s customer service is excellent, and we fully expect to purchase more equipment from them in the future. During our 10-year relationship with FOR-A, we ve rarely sent any equipment back for repair. Both the DCC-70HS color correctors and the UFM-100MV multi-viewers have proven to be very reliable pieces of equipment. Plus, they re cost-effective for us, especially considering the quantity we require. The DCC-70HS offers 14-bit, 4:4:4 component signal processing circuitry and the ability to control Black, White and Gamma (RGB) levels individually or as a group. The DCC-70HS is part of FOR-A s comprehensive line of high-quality color correction products that include the serial digital (SDI) version, the DCC-700. The cost-effective and compact DCC-70HS supports both SD and HD signals and is ideally suited for facilities where producing and distributing multi-format projects is critical to their business. This includes HD SDI: 1080/59.94i and 1080/50i; 720p/59.94 and 720p/60 and SD SDI: 525/60, 625/50. The UFM-100MV multi-viewer divides the screen into sections for displaying four SD-SDI input signals. It comes with several information display functions, including title display, audio level meter display and optional tally display.