Concerning this choice, Winnik mentions, “After an exhaustive analysis of the lighting market, along with numerous trials, tests, and calculations with different brands and models, ARRI stood out as the only one capable of meeting all of the customer’s requirements, both in terms of light levels and data transmission for control. After the implementation they were very satisfied with the performance.”
BVS’s executive attests that TELEFE was very satisfied with the products, both the quality, and the performance. So much so, that they are thinking of duplicating them in other studios. "They were also able to verify the energy savings in lighting and air conditioning, the efficiency of this type of light source, and other benefits provided by LED technology such as RGB + W colors, which make them very useful for other studios. In addition, with future increases in energy costs expected, the use of LED in television studios, for live broadcasts and fiction television, becomes more attractive.”
ARRI’s technical sales representative in Latin America affirms, “Through several tests, exercises, and extended usage in their studios, the client realizes why ARRI is the world standard in lighting. Once all the other alternatives are examined, clients and users prefer ARRI."
At no time was the TELEFE team alone in this venture. The brand and the distributor ensured that TELEFE was given all the tools and know-how necessary. "We held a three-day workshop on lighting controls and communication protocols for this system. Approximately 30 technicians from TELEFE participated. We also sent them a spare parts kit at no cost so they could solve problems quickly in case they arose,” adds Umana.
And he concludes, "I think that several facilities in the region have taken note of what we have done at TELEFE and will be using this as a reference when it comes time to convert or equip their new studios with lighting."
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