Rede Massa Brazil taps Cinegy for TV playout

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia ©RapidTVNews | 04-04-2012

Rede Massa Brazil has deployed Cinegy's software-based automation and playout solutions across its network of five regional broadcasters.
Rede Massa is a Brazil-based regional broadcasting network, affiliated to SBT, which is one of the country's major national TV networks. Its five constituents are Televisão Naipi Ltda, Televisão Tibagi Ltda, Televisão Cidade Ltda, TV FB - Comunicações Ltda and Sistema Massa de Televisão Ltda.
The Cinegy Air Express Studio is a cart wall / trick mode playout solution which can be used for news, sports and other operations for SD and/or HD channels. Variable speed playback – slow-motion, loop and bounce playback are all supported. Playback can be controlled via the special Cinegy Air Studio Express control panel, or via RS-422 edit controllers by companies such as JL Cooper, DNF or others supporting nine-pin protocol.
"We chose Cinegy Air Studio Express to implement a news workflow in several of our TV Studios, integrating it to existing nonlinear editing infrastructure," said Sok Won Lee of Rede Massa Brazil.
She added, "Our test showed a robust performance and we saw an opportunity to use off the shelf hardware and shorten up eventual downtime, as hardware is always an issue. We have high expectations regarding mainly the system robustness."