Hunan TV modernises OB van with Stage Tec CRESCENDO
Stage Tec, the Berlin-based manufacturer of pro audio equipment, has equipped a second Hunan Television OB van. Hunan TV is a Chinese satellite TV station with headquarters in Changsha and has the highest audience ratings in the country after CCTV. Hunan TV has a total of five OB trucks. A Stage Tec AURUS has already been installed in one. Hunan TV has now modernised another OB van with a CRESCENDO.
The audio technology renewal in the OB van had become necessary because the previous broadcast console was increasingly unable to meet the requirements of large productions. On the one hand this was partly due to lack of capacity and on the other to its rigid bus structure.
The newly installed CRESCENDO, however, offers up to 96 input channels with 48 buses or up to 108 input channels with 32 buses and solves all bottlenecks and configuration problems with its flexible routing. The new console has 24 faders and is integrated into a NEXUS network. The STAR router is equipped with two powerful RMDQ DSP boards for maximum console performance.
Due to the positive experience Hunan TV has had with an AURUS in an OB van, the station again decided in favour of the Berlin manufacturer. The OB van with CRESCENDO is used for important live events, like national congresses, major sporting events and show productions.