Springfield, Va. – Channel 6 TV, the award-winning and resident-produced station serving the Greenspring retirement community here, received a major update to its production capabilities by the systems integration firm Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI).
With an audience of 3,000 Greenspring residents, Channel 6 TV has three full-time Greenspring staffers and more than 50 resident volunteers who produce a weekday live morning show called “Village in Motion,” and various other shows and audio-visual programs. Whether it is aiding as on-air talent, developing programs, operating cameras or serving in control room positions, senior residents participate in all aspects of producing television at Channel 6.
CEI was contracted for a full high-definition upgrade to Greenspring’s television facilities. Upgrades on the studio side of Channel 6 TV include three Sony high-definition cameras with Fujinon lenses set on Miller camera tripods and wheel sets.
On the control room side upgrades include a Broadcast Pix production switcher, a Mackie audio console, and Grass Valley K2 Summit video server for recording and playback, all on a TBC console desk. Middle Atlantic Racks were used for mounting equipment like the AJA KiPro Rack video recorder, a Listen Technologies assisted-listening system, and a Nevion router.
CEI worked within Greenspring’s budget all while keeping the community station on-air during the digital transition. Quarterly preventative maintenance and service for unexpected troubles will also be provided by CEI.