Leeds Trinity adds Vista by Chroma-Q
Thursday, 12 September 2019
leeds-trinity-university-takes-control-of-its-tv-studios-with-vista-by-chroma-q-pressThe university was one of the first to have professional TV studio production facilities as part of its courses
UK - Leeds Trinity University has upgraded the lighting infrastructure of its TV studio facilities to next generation systems utilising Vista by Chroma-Q lighting & media control.
The university was one of the first establishments to have professional TV studio production facilities as part of its courses. Student applications range from live daily news and culture shows to interviews or scenes for documentary and film productions.
After upgrading its original tungsten lighting to all-LED DMX rigs, the university wanted to invest in a control solution which staff and students would find straightforward to operate, whilst also being widely used professionally.
They invested in new control systems for both TV studios which utilise the latest Vista 3 software, with hands-on controls provided by Vista MV control surfaces.
Mark Willett, the university’s senior technician for media services commented: “The more sophisticated lighting had left us struggling to program our old console. We had been looking for a replacement and Vista 3 turned out to be just what we needed.”
With limited space to accommodate the lighting control systems and to build sets, the compact yet versatile Vista system matches the University’s needs.
Willett comments: “The Vista system takes up a lot less space than a huge lighting desk, yet it’s very powerful. In addition, it gives us a lot of creative flexibility to paint sets with light and create different moods for different shows.”
After being so impressed with the Vista 3 software and MV control surface, the university quickly upgraded its second TV studio to the same Vista system.
Summarising the University’s experience, Willett says: “Both students and academic staff with no previous background in lighting are now able to create simple lighting setups themselves after an initial simple demonstration of Vista 3. With the on-screen fixture layout, users have a visual map of where and what each lighting fixture is. They select a light, select the colour, and select the intensity. Job done!”
The Vista system was supplied by Chroma-Q UK dealer, A.C. Entertainment Technologies. The Vista by Chroma-Q product range will feature at PLASA 2019 on the company’s stand (E30).
(Jim Evans)

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