Radio World Buyer’s Guide articles are intended to help readers understand why their colleagues chose particular products to solve various technical situations. This month’s articles focus on products for creating “visual radio.”
The winCam system from winMedia provides automatic video camera management and production solutions for radio, TV and event environments.
The latest version of winCam, paired with winMedia playout, is in use at ADJA Radio, a Patisen Group media project in Dakar, Senegal.
The air studio, equipped with 4K PTZ cameras, is capable of individual shows as well as duplex transmission. It integrates a DHD audio console for interactive commands and control of winCam and winMedia.
ADJA’s team can control the zoom speed of the PTZ cameras from the winCam’s main user interface. Features include access to external sources for visual identity graphics; live camera preview within the PTZ adjust tab; individual dedicated titling tabs associated with each camera; and video-follow-audio live camera changes.
The station can broadcast their programs on-air and on up to three social media channels simultaneously. The winMedia software can play audio on a radio console and video at the same time for broadcasting on television channels; and winCam can manage the automatic production of 4K PTZ cameras based on detected sound levels of the microphones.
“The entire system is based on audio over IP with DHD consoles, and on NDI for the video part, thus giving this installation a unique technological advance on the market,” the manufacturer says.
“Furthermore, the integration with the winMedia audio or video playout systems is even more refined, allowing the winMedia-winCAM users to imagine and create their own auto production algorithms or scenarios according to the requirements of every talent or show producer.”
A live feed is provided at http://adjaradio.com.