Iroquois, ON, Canada – January 19, 2012 -RTV Noord Holland, the regional station based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has introduced Ross Video’s OverDrive Automated Production Control System and XPression Virtual Studio to increase their station’s live output for News and Regional Affairs.
RTV N-H went on air September 2011 with Ross Video’s OverDrive and XPression, allowing a new creative studio environment without increasing technical operators, and allowing for a more efficient daily workflow.
"The growing demand for fast and accurate news, current affairs, and sports coverage forced RTV N-H to look for creative and flexible solutions for an old problem - how to do more and better with less and fewer,” said Wiljan Pongers, Head of Facilities, RTV Noord Holland. “Together with Sealander Visions and Ross Video, we worked towards the OverDrive Automated Production Control System workflow in combination with the XPression Virtual Studio. This put the basic building blocks in place, allowing us to maintain the highest level of flexibility, quality and accuracy possible in the hands of a single operator.”
“Having worked with RossVideo on several OverDrive projects, it’s always exciting to add a new twist to the mix,” said Tony Wood, Technical Solutions Manager, Sealander Visions. “When RTV N-H wanted to explore the possibility of adding control of a Virtual Studio to a live program, with a growing requirement for automation, we knew this would be a first. And with tight integration evolving within the Ross product line, XPressionVirtual Studio was clearly the route to bring into reality the adventurous aims of our valued client.”
“Our local dealer, Sealander Visions has always had a close working relationship with RTV N-H. They supply a lot of design input and products to NH so it was logical that they turned to Sealander again when the subject of Production Automation arose,” said Trevor Bilcock, Business Development Manager for OverDrive EAIME, Ross Video. “Through a series of demonstrations and evaluations, I am pleased to say that RTV N-H chose OverDrive. It was a perfect complement to their existing workflow and equipment, making it easy for operators to migrate over to an automated method of working.”