FreeSpeak II Surpasses Expectations During Production of German Television Show “The Taste”
The contestants won’t be the only ones breaking a sweat during production; it is quite a tumultuous affair behind the scenes as well. The studio consists of a stage for the jury, around which viewers see four kitchen islands arranged in a circle: one for each cooking team. What is not seen are comprehensive camera teams who must capture all of the action in and around the steaming pots, smoking stoves, and frying pans. The studio crew consists of one floor manager and three camera operators per cooking team.
To offer a coherent television experience, it is necessary for the floor managers to stay in touch with both the directors and camera operators at all times. This demands high-quality technical production equipment that is reliable and easy to use. The production team’s obvious choice was Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II wireless intercom.
TV-SKYLINE, the company producing the show for RedSeven/ProSiebenSat.1-Group, was extremely satisfied with its Clear-Com intercom. Managing Director, Robert Kis, considers the wireless system a “perfect fit” for the show’s complex communication requirements. “FreeSpeak II makes producing a show really fun,” said Lukas Vormann, Floor Manager at The Taste. “What impressed me most was the crystal clear voice quality, the comfort of the headsets, and the lack of ear fatigue.” Andreas L. Hain, Sound Engineer, was amazed by the noise cancellation and easy handling of the intercom – so much so that he said “the system even surpassed our strict requirements.”
TV-SKYLINE obtained the intercom system from Wilhelm & Willhalm, which purchased the system from Audio-Technica. Wilhelm & Willhalm is a full-range event technology rental provider based in Munich, catering to customers worldwide The company notes they have already received positive feedback on Clear-Com, noting that FreeSpeak II has generated growing demand and acceptance from users.
FreeSpeak II is satisfying production crews across Germany; distinguishing itself with its incredible audio quality, long wear comfort, and easy setup. Clear-Com has surpassed the expectations of even the toughest critics — as a robust production solution providing quality communications for even the most challenging environments.
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