U.S. Army Museum Picks ‘Granite 1000’ for Video Production

Production technology allows one person to archive lectures
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The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC)—a military museum located in Carlisle, Pa.—is using the Granite 1000 Video Control Center by Broadcast Pix, a production technology provider, to produce archives of historical lectures and other presentations.
As a part of the Army War College, the museum and research complex hosts lectures, conferences, meetings and events. Lectures are conducted in a 250-seat room equipped with four Panasonic high-definition (HD) cameras that are controlled through the Granite video control center, Broadcast Pix says. Housed in a separate small control room, the integrated production system allows a one-person crew to produce and record lectures, the company adds.
The control center’s Fluent-View multi-viewer feeds source and program images to a 32-inch monitor in the control room, while the built-in Harris Inscriber GS CG is used for graphics. When PowerPoint slides are utilized, copies are usually acquired for use as an additional source during the recorded program.
The Broadcast Pix system has been used several times per month since the system went live, and AHEC is considering adding a system as the campus expands, the company says.
The AHEC tells the Army’s story through personal and official correspondence, manuscripts, photos, artifacts and oral history programs. Much of the collection has been digitized and is available at www.usahec.org.