Calvin College Provides Real-World Experience With Ross Vision

Calvin College, a
Christian liberal-arts college in Grand
Rapids, MI, has
invested in a Vision 2 QMD Multi-Definition Digital Production Switcher. It
will be used to provide students with real-world experience and to broadcast
Inner Compass, a weekly nationally distributed half-hour show.

Calvin College updated its SDI production
facility to HD-SDI, replacing the Ross Synergy switcher with Vision to
enhance the students’ education. The college takes pride in providing
students the opportunity to learn using the same production equipment as in a
professional setting. Vision will help propel Calvin’s efforts in education
while reducing operational costs, thanks to the reliability of the equipment.

switcher is the heart of the production facility, and our experience with Ross
has been excellent,” says Jake Bosmeijer, chief engineer, Calvin College.
“The straightforward thinking of the workflow and ease of educating students
on Vision’s very powerful feature set has been a key factor in its success.”

started using Vision in January to broadcast Inner Compass, an interview show that explores how people make decisions about ethical,
religious, and social-justice issues. The show
is currently available via PBS in SD, soon in HD.

“Calvin College
is pleased with the flexibility that Vision gives in an education and real-time
broadcast operation,” says Bosmeijer. “The flexibility of the mnemonics and the
input and output routing make installation and operation a breeze. Ross has
performed over the past eight SDI years, and we look forward to at least another eight
HD-SDI years.”

Says Ross Video CEO David Ross, “It’s great
students are gaining hands-on experience using Ross technology. Learning to work
with Vision will give them an advantage as they prepare for their future in the
industry. Many educational institutions favor
our production switchers as part of their broadcast programs.”

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