Located in the central business district of Makati, Philippines, HIT Productions, a post-production studio known for creating award-winning work serving the advertising, music, film, and streaming localization markets, has implemented Audinate Dante AV networking as the transport mechanism for all audio and video between a dozen rooms as part of a move to a new facility.
Dennis Cham, founding partner and CTO of HIT Productions, explains that he recognized the new facility needed to have a flexible AV design to support the physical reconfiguration of the studios for production needs, with re-routing of audio and video streams as required. Because the pandemic forced many employees to work remotely to keep onsite headcount down to minimize infections between staff and on-air talent, the system also had to support hybrid workflows for the company’s employees.
“Dante AV gave us the flexibility to connect rooms in any number of combinations with standard Cat 6 Ethernet cables,” says Cham. “Audio and video quality is exceptional, and the flexibility to route audio and video around the facility on just a few cables was very liberating.”
Dante AV uses a single lead clock for the entire system, regardless of the number of endpoints, which allows for independent routing of audio and video streams while maintaining tight synchronization. HIT Productions uses Patton FiberPlex FPX6000 gateways to route video signals via Dante over the network to wherever they’re needed. Audio I/O is routed via multiple Focusrite RedNet X2P portable Dante interfaces controlled by RedNet R1 controllers. In addition, Dante also connects multiple Focusrite Red and Avid MTRX Studio audio interfaces powering the larger production suites.
HIT Productions currently has 12 production rooms running on Dante AV, with plans to expand to all 28 rooms over time. Dedicated Dante cabling has also been installed in the 12 hot desk-style workstations and the facility’s four conference/huddle rooms.
“Dante AV was the perfect solution for us to send audio and video all over the facility with the lowest latency,” Cham concludes. “Dante AV is cutting-edge technology that will allow us to be more productive and expand to meet the challenges of a changing industry.”