Harris NewsForce to Power Newsroom at WRGB-DT, WCWN-DT

Freedom Broadcasting stations WRGB-DT and WCWN-DT in the Schenectady/Albany/Troy, NY, market, chose a Harris NewsForce digital-news-production system for their shared newsroom infrastructure.

The NewsForce platform includes five Harris Velocity ESX HD/standard-definition editing systems and its new NEXIO Browse system, a family of products that enables desktop browsing and editing of low-resolution proxy clips throughout the news department.

The WRGB/WCWN browse network integrates a NEXIO Browse Server storage array, 12 Harris Velocity PRX low-res proxy editors, and the NEXIO InstantOnline III conforming engine, allowing journalists and editors to conform their low-resolution edits to high-resolution.

Workflow is supported by a 7.8-terabyte SAN (storage-area network) comprising two Harris NEXIO AMP HD/SD servers equipped with two NEXIO PRX Transcoder servers for on-the-fly format conversion to low resolution. NEXIO Ingest Control Manager is used to acquire real-time footage and add metadata to the video.

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