Japanese TV broadcaster Fuji TV selects AURUS digital console
»Since dual use for live mixing and production was intended, Fuji TV was seeking for flexible equipment that adapts to both tasks«, explains Tadayoshi Shiraishi, Managing Director of General Traders. »With the combination of AURUS and NEXUS we were able to close the gap between these two different applications and offer a perfect solution: Compatibility to almost any digital or analogue format including SDI forwarding via NEXUS, easy integration of supplementing equipment such as VTR or ProTools, full dynamic and static automation for recording, extreme reliability thanks to redundant layout and – last but not least – an excellent sound quality!«, he continues.
Configured to Fuji TV’s requirements, the new AURUS will feature 40 channel strips on the control surface and a total DSP power of 168 audio channels plus 128 mix buses. A NEXUS audio network made up of 5 base devices complements the installation and provides for the huge number of 220 multi format I/O’s including analogue ports, digital AES/EBU and MADI. For maximum safety during on-air operation all components are equipped with redundant power supply units and connected via redundant fibre-optics.
At Fuji TV AURUS is mainly dedicated for the use in post production and recording but will also be in use for on-air mixing during one of the most popular music programs in Japan called »Music Fair«, which is broadcasted by Fuji TV once a week since 40 years.