NATEXPO 2015: Aveco to Demo ASTRA Studio 3
Aveco, a studio production automation and master control specialist, will demonstrate the IBC award-winning ASTRA Studio 3, the company’s third-generation news production automation system at NATEXPO (Stand A31) (Nov. 18-20, Moscow). ASTRA Studio 3 includes many breaking news features that speed up time to air while also elevating production values to help keep viewers engaged.
ASTRA Studio 3 uniquely provides multi-studio production automation, an important advantage for larger facilities over “single-studio” automation solutions. With Aveco, studios can easily be combined for major events. When production runs long in one studio, projects can be reassigned with one keystroke to other studios in a facility, with all production switcher settings, graphics, virtual sets, video roll-ins, on-set monitors, camera robotics, audio settings and lighting settings easily available in the alternate studio.
ASTRA Studio 3 — like all of Aveco’s automation solutions — supports all types of playout configurations, including from the cloud, from an integrated device where everything needed is in one box (Aveco’s Redwood Family), from a rack of dedicated devices, or any combination desired. ASTRA Studio 3 is included in Aveco’s ASTRA Suite of Tools, which includes media asset management, workflow automation, master control automation, news/live assist, ingest, hierarchical storage management, and interfaces to NRCS, traffic system, streaming devices, transcoders, and other applications.
Also being demonstrated will be Aveco’s Redwood integrated “in-a-box” solutions for local or cloud playout. Redwood Studio (under ASTRA Studio 3 control) is the industry’s first news studio-in-a-box, while Redwood Play (under ASTRA MCR master control room automation control) features the industry’s most advanced branding in integrated playout solutions.
Both Redwood Studio and Redwood Play include a production switcher, multiple DVEs, a four channel HD video player, graphics, audio mixer, two stereo audio players, four mic and four line external audio, 4 TB of internal storage, optional external storage, a multiviewer, integrated media asset management, and, with Redwood Studio, PTZ robotic camera control.