Learning Digital Radio Studio Design Techniques
Eleven engineers from seven countries (Bhutan, Kiribati, Laos, Mongolia, Maldives, Nepal and Vietnam) were taken through a learning journey from the basic digital concepts to designing digital radio studio production systems at a workshop organized in Vientiane from 2 to 13 May 2005 and hosted by Laos National Radio.
The ten-day workshop covered several technology topics that are used in new digital radio studio systems. These topics included digital basics (such as sampling, compression, resolution, synchronizing), networking principles, media asset management and installation practices.
The workshop was organized by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) with funding from UNESCO under the International Programme for the
Development of Communication (IPDC). Digital technology makes it possible for broadcasters to establish low cost production and play out systems that are more efficient. The technology also helps community broadcasters who need to set up facilities on a low budget.
The two trainers, Fevzi Hallac from TRT, Turkey, and Reza Bahadori from IRIB, Iran, conducted the training. There was deep appreciation for the workshop by the participants as it gave them the know-how to evaluate needs and choose the right design production system that suits their production environment.
ABU works closely with UNESCO and ITU on various projects and had conducted a regional workshop supported by UNESCO on "Enabling Implementation of ICT". The need for more focused workshops on specific themes such as digital migration to broadcasting production systems were identified through these consultations.
The development objective of the completed workshop on Digital Radio Studio Design Techniques is to contribute to increase the communicative capacity of people through enhanced technical facilities for local production and dissemination.
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