Studio CCS is a system that connects critical studio equipment via Ethernet and triggers control of their operations. The main supported equipment includes robotic camera systems, video servers, video switchers, signal routing matrices, digital audio consoles, live subtitling graphic systems, digital dimming systems, etc.
Robotic camera system control is through network protocols to control the robotic pan/tilt head or crane camera. Crane X, Y, Z motion, pan/tilt horizontal and vertical motion, full servo lens zoom, focus, aperture motion, and able to run robotic camera presets, linear motion between points and curve motion between multiple points.
Video servers are connected and controlled in two ways: network or serial port 422. Different manufacturers adopt different control protocols. Non-linear editing via reviewing process will transfer video files to the video server after MD5 verification, and the program ID will be submitted to the news rundown sheet to generate a video server playlist. The control system controls the playlist in sequence to trigger the video server.
Video switchers are the primary equipment for signal synthesis, mainly connected and controlled in two ways: network or serial port 422. First, the video switcher must support an open external control protocol. Then, according to the protocols of different manufacturers, it controls the crosspoints, keys, auxiliary channels, and other functions of the switcher. In actual use, the 1st ME is mainly responsible for signal switching and subtitling keying, while other MEs are responsible for scheduling window opening signals to the graphics device.
The signal routing matrix is mainly connected and controlled in two ways: network or serial port 422. The matrix requires an open control protocol. It is primarily used for preparing input signal sources for the switcher and scheduling window opening signals for graphics.
The digital audio console is connected and controlled in two ways: network or MIDI. It supports functions such as adjusting the volume of each audio channel.
The digital dimming system is connected and controlled in two ways: network or MIDI. It adopts the standard MIDI SHOW CONTROL protocol and can trigger macro commands, group commands, and single lamp commands of the dimming console.
The live subtitling graphic system is triggered and controlled through the network. The CG graphic control determines which layer the subtitles are on, when to start, how long to last, and when to end. The original manufacturer needs to provide the relevant control protocol.
The studio centralized control playlist system is the core of the entire centralized control. It controls the production of control playlists according to program needs, automatically controls and schedules the work of various devices through playlists, and achieves automatic control and scheduling of video, audio, and lighting. It supports customization and integration with existing equipment and systems in the studio.