ZDF Adds Two Fairlight Consoles
German public broadcaster ZDF has invested in two Fairlight Xynergi MPC96 systems, supplied and installed by Fairlight’s German distributor Media Logic.
ZDF operates a network of bureaus in all of the capitals of the Länder, the 16 states that make up the Federal Republic of Germany. Its main editorial and production capacity in based in Berlin, and it is here, at the Hauptstadtstudio facility, that the Fairlight Xynergi systems have been installed.
The new Fairlight Xynergi systems are being used to produce a wide range of programs, particularly those that need special sonic editing. These include documentaries, multichannel productions, trailers, and “listening” movies, or films with added spoken commentaries so that blind people can follow the plot.
As a public-service broadcaster, ZDF provides information, education, and entertainment programming to viewers of all ages. Alongside its news and current-affairs programming, the broadcaster also produces documentaries, fiction, and sports programs.
“ZDF chose Fairlight Xynergi because it delivers all the tools needed for high-end audio for video production in all widely used surround formats,” says Mario Schmitz, Fairlight European product manager. “Xynergi integrates seamlessly into ZDF’s production network with direct access to their Avid Unity ISIS system, offering a future-proof MXF solution for HD productions using DVCPRO-HD codecs.”