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Turner Sports uses Abekas 6000 for Wimbledon Turner Sports signed a deal with Turner Network to provide coverage of Wimbledon for three years. The network used Accom’s Abekas 6000 server for coverage of this year’s tournament. Turner’s use of the server is part of its transition to tapeless coverage of outside broadcast events.

Turner had used the server for the Winter Goodwill Games in the United States in a VTR replacement role. For Wimbledon, the Abekas 6000 server was used to supply the Production Graphics Room, edit suite and the live studio. The system worked in conjunction with the bank of digibeta machines currently installed in Turner’s machine room for recording live action on the courts. Turner Sports plans to use tape only as a backup for next year’s coverage; all recording and playback will be through the servers. Coverage of the 2001 tournament will incorporate up to four of the servers, with one dedicated to on-air use.

Turner editors were able to access events still being recorded for editing, since material was recorded on the server 10 frames after live recording. The editors used the material to prepare evening highlight broadcasts and in multi-venue record and playback.

Irish music mixed with AMS Neve Atlantic Video recently used its AMS Neve Logic 3 and AudioFile editing system to complete post work on a 90-minute PBS special focusing on the influence of Irish heritage on American music called “Irish American Gala.”

The special was filmed and recorded live by WETA-TV in Washington, D.C., and centered on a concert at the Kennedy Center featuring Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle. Music for the program was mixed at Windmill Lane Recording Studios in Ireland, while video edits were done at Atlantic Video. In order to synchronize the video and audio before posting, the Logic 3 console and AudioFile were utilized to put together the final mix right before the program hit the air in Ireland.

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