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Analog Way’s Ascender 48 seamless switcher simplifies conference video

Paddy Baker 11 January 2016
Analog Way Ascender 48 Airbus suppliers conference

Analog Way’s Ascender 48, a powerful multi-screen seamless switcher with soft-edge blending capabilities, was recently used by audiovisual service provider LCD Vision to simplify live video production at an important conference for aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

The event was the International Congress of Airbus Suppliers, held at the Arthur Outlaw Convention Center in Alabama, US.  Laurent Puget, founder of LCD Vision explained the choice of the Analog Way Ascender 48: “We used to set up our events utilising several Analog Way devices simultaneously: DiVentiX II, Pulse and Orchestra; but the control room started to become too complex, especially in terms of cabling. Thanks to the Ascender 48 we were able to easily achieve a demanding set-up. In addition, the great variety of input plugs gives it a significant advantage compared to its competitors as it enables us to respond to any needs, especially when there are last minute changes.”

For this event, LCD Vision employed a soft-edge blending projection on a 12m x 3.4m wall fed by two projectors on trusses. The dynamic display featured four layers and one animated background for videos, PowerPoint presentations and camera feeds. The four outputs of the Ascender 48 were also used: two for the soft-edge blending projection, one for the three monitors on stage and another one for the digital record.

Regarding how the Ascender 48 was used during the congress, Puget commented: “We set up and configured the device through the Web RCS and created approximately 12 master presets. For the live control, we used the AW ToolBox app on our iPad for the first time. I had some apprehensions in using an app to control everything, but during the exploitation it proved to be very reassuring and easy to use. For instance, the ability to name master presets drastically simplified the live control.”

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