KSTP-TV Chooses Alpha for Newsroom Revamp

KSTP-TV St. Paul, MN, tapped Alpha Video & Audio to design and integrate a complete newsroom facility for its 5 Eyewitness News.

Alpha’s solution combines ENPS newsroom automation and Apple Final Cut Pro editing, and the station will use Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2 camcorders, along with live channels for satellite and electronic-newsgathering ingest.

Each editing workstation will share a Promise VTrak storage system using Apple Xsan 2 running on a 4-gbps fiber network, and the station’s archive solution will include Xendata management software and an LTO-4 tape-based library from Spectra Logic. Gallery SIENNA will be used to integrate Final Cut Studio workstations into KSTP-TV’s existing AP ENPS newsroom system.

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned KSTP-TV is an ABC network affiliate.