ASTRA Take 2
Take 2 is the industry’s first TV production automation platform designed for studio recording. It changes the game for studio production creativity, versatility and efficiency.
And it’s easy! Produce more sophisticated shows with many simultaneous actions all precisely executed every time. Correct talent and guest mistakes easily. Transform your studio show recording sessions.
Take 2 controls all production resources, including:
- Production Switchers
- Virtual Sets & Graphics
- Video Servers / Audio Servers
- Camera Robotics
- Audio Mixers
- Monitor Walls
- Lighting Systems
Whenever a re-take is advised, a director can simply “cut”; a timeline of Take 2 allows selection of where to cut in and resume, all equipment & software systems are precisely aligned, and by pressing one button, the studio session resumes.
At the end of the last show, press “finalize” to auto-compile all the best takes into a finished show. Take 2 outputs an EDL of these final decisions for post-production touch up, and, MAM markers of all takes are provided so an alternate take could easily go into the final version. This saves vast amounts of time and money compared to iso-recording and post production, or, accepting show mistakes in a final version.
Take 2 naturally adjusts to new operator settings – updating normative values of audio for example. A news magazine anchor will be speaking more softly following news of a tragedy – when the audio mixer makes an adjustment, it’s memorized in Take 2. Automation assists operators and allows a level of production sophistication that can’t be accomplished manually. For directors, it makes it extremely easy to cut and re-take scenes while finishing the show in the studio.
A range of productions are well suited to studio automation, including news and sports magazines, talk shows, virtual set-based productions of all types, special effects shots, multi-camera soap operas/telenovelas, news and entertainment special productions, awards shows and higher-end corporate productions.
Explore Aveco’s unique Take 2 Studio Production Automation – you’ll never plan a studio session in the same way again once this remarkable resource begins to be used!