On Tuesday, RCS hosted their first of many Facebook Live sessions in which they’ll answer any questions from users, provide examples of certain remote options and overall be available twice a week for piece of mind and reassurance that RCS’s line of flexible products can assist users in executing their normal workflows in unprecedented times.
During the latest session, RCS covered each product’s remote capabilities, like the new Zetta Remote package, which is priced for stations on a tight budget that need remote access for the safety of their staff, as well as legacy mobile products like RCS Remote and iPush. After breaking down each product’s feature set, we dove into Morning Shows and how stations can combine multiple sources from different locations into their automation. For example, stations can use Audio Routing to duplicate one Morning Show on one station to another, utilize Audio over IP to combine multiple sources in a board to a single output, or implementing a traditional FTP approach in which they reconfigure their clock structure to feature Hour 1 Segment 1 (H1S1) into Hour 1 Segment 2 (H1S2), etc… With Auto Import configuration and/or remote audio importing, users can record their next segment while their previous segment is on air. Don’t forget to duplicate your clocks and grids instead of replacing positions, so that when we all can return to our studios, users simply swap back to their original clock and grid structure.
Anticipating that multiple location inputs is the next significant piece of remote broadcasting, RCS has already begun work on a tool to combine each air talent’s source, combine them and send to automation. Stay tuned to future RCS Question and Answers in the Time of Remote Workflows for any updates.
RCS will be live to answer questions on any RCS product in the upcoming weeks. The first session’s date and time will float during the first half of the week and the second session will be locked in for every Thursday at 11am (NOTE: All times will be Eastern).