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Studer Vista 5 Gains New TFT Metering and Upgrades

When the TFT meter bridge is fitted, the external GC screen becomes an integral part of the chassis

Studer’s popular Vista 5 console gets an upgrade to the M2 with the optional addition of the precision TFT metering system introduced on the flagship Vista 9 console.

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The new metering is capable of displaying signal levels from mono through to 5.1 channels on each input, with a configurable lower area which can be used to display bus assignments, surround images or the unique History mode, where a scrolling audio waveform displays signal anomalies and highlights them for up to 50 seconds to allow the engineer to identify where the event occurred. Metering for ‘layer 2’ signals can also be viewed, while the Control Bay screen can be used to provide configurable user pages with up to 40 meters.

When the TFT meter bridge is fitted, the external GC screen becomes an integral part of the chassis.

The Vista 5 M2 is based on the well known and widely praised Vista 5 console, which has found its home in all kinds of broadcast and theater production facilities around the world, and existing Vista 5 owners will be pleased to learn that their console may be easily upgraded to the M2 version to be ready for the optional meter bridge, which is a simple add-on to the console chassis.

Available in two frame sizes, 32 and 42 fader, the Vista 5 M2 brings precision signal monitoring to an already versatile and highly-regarded console.

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