December 22, 2001  Las Vegas, Nevada

UniSat provided complete production and transmission services to TVB for their Annual Christmas Spectacular, which was televised live from Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.  The 2 hour broadcast utilized UniSat's TES 2 digital satellite production unit to provide both transmission and full production for the event. UniSat was able to offer TVB unprecedented picture quality with digital 4:2:2  satellite transmission facilities.  The all D1 digital production was uplinked using Tiernan TE600 digital satellite encoder running at 25 Mbit/s in 4:2:2 mode, to TVB's facility in Norwalk, CA. UniSat also provided the necessary receive equipment (2 IRD's) complete with DPS 12 bit video and audio synchronizer. Equipment complement included: 6 Ikegami HL59 digital triax cameras, 4 Sony A500 Digital Betacam recorders, Canon Super 70 lens, Fujinon 4.8 wide angle lens, Vinten Quartz and Hawk pedestals, complete audio playback facilities including 2 DigiCarts, 2 Sony Mini Disk records, Yamaha effects processor, Aphex Aural Exciter and 10 DBX compressor limiters.

UniSat: Covering the big show at Caesars Palace. Thanks for the Photo Jim McFail!    UniSat: TVB Christmas Spectacular

UniSat: TVB Christmas Spectacular    UniSat: TVB Christmas Spectacular

UniSat: TVB Christmas Spectacular    UniSat: TVB Christmas Spectacular

UniSat: TVB Christmas Spectacular    UniSat: TVB Christmas Spectacular

UniSat: TVB Christmas Spectacular    UniSat: TVB Christmas Spectacular

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