Delayed. And yet ahead of its time.
Time is a decisive factor in broadcasting.
This is why Sequoia makes it possible to preview, cut and arrange material while the recording is still running. You can prepare live concert recordings which are being sent to a broadcast station with a slight delay.
Broadcast CMS and automation systems
Sequoia offers direct connection to broadcast databases and automation systems, including DAVID DigaSystem, SCISYS dira! Highlander, TRACT Digispot and d'accord.
Sequoia's interface guarantees seamless integration, whether for news, features or multi-track projects. Productions can be imported and exported from any workstation at the press of a button. Depending on the level of integration, audio files and even entire Sequoia projects are supported.
The entirety of the audio material and the Sequoia projects are saved on database servers. Automatic backup and deletion routines maintain data integrity at all times. Incremental and differential saving results in reduced network load and saves a lot of time. Only project changes are saved, instead of complete projects.
Import/export of ISRC in Broadcast Wave files
- Export in broadcast wave files compliant with EBU Tech 3352
- The ISRCs are written into the wave file during export with the setting "Each CD track in a file".
- In the Broadcast Wave Manger the ISRCs of wave files are displayed and can be edited.
- After loading wave files into a mastering project (sequentially on the first track), CD indices that include the respective ISRC can be set automatically using the function "Set track indices on Object Edges". These are used for CD burning or DDP export of the project and don't need to be entered manually.
- During CD import as single wave files, the BWF-ISRC entry is simultaneously written into these files.
- ISRC display options in objects
Auto Ducking is a very useful production feature for coordinating background music and vocal recordings. This dialog-based tool manipulates volume curves and lowers the music level as soon as a someone begins talking on another track. Edits are made using the volume of the audio material in the source track and can be applied to multiple target tracks.
Cue mode is a special live playback mode often used for special cue sounds in radio broadcasts and theater. The objects or object groups in this audio track can be played back in sequence while another track is recorded simultaneously. For recording radio dramas, for example, you can record a speaker and seamlessly integrate noises and pre-produced elements as the script calls for them.
During recording: Playback, editing and export
When working on productions that rely heavily on the rapid flow of information, Sequoia's "Record independent of playback" feature makes it possible to listen to any part of the material from a live recording, to cut and arrange objects in the project and to export already available material.
This makes it possible to delay playback of a live concert recording for radio listeners, as well as skip intermission. Alternatively, you can create an edited recording of a seminar and make it available for participants directly after.
You can even export raw material locally or to a database before the recording is over (e.g. to allow an editor to preview the current status and content of a report). Sequoia's audio engine handles all of these tasks like charm.
Each CodeMeter dongle can make its network licenses usable on other workstations. To reduce the amount of administrative work when using multiple licenses in a company, Sequoia offers network dongles with any desired amount of network licenses which can be accessed by any desired number of workstations. This can make it a lot easier to upgrade firmware and software.
Sequoia can be set up for different users using the user administration. Each user can have his or her own settings (e.g. keyboard shortcuts, color settings, toolbars and crossfade presets).
The local user administration allows the administrator to grant or deny users access to certain hard drives. Sequoia may also be set up so that users can change program options while they are working, but the software will open with the administrator settings the next time it is launched.
All Sequoia system settings can be saved in a container file to make it easy to transfer settings from one computer to another. When you put Sequoia on a new system, you can decide which settings to transfer (e.g. general settings, display settings, window positions, project templates, etc.).
These containers can also be used for network login, where they are stored in a network path to serve as user or group profile images. This lets you centrally manage all user profiles on a server. Users can log in on any workstation in the network with their personal settings. It's also possible to start off with the default settings on every new network login or to automatically transfer settings changes to the network profile.
All these features make it easy for administrators to set up and manage even a large number of workstations.