Talkback in the Studio

Television relies for its success on the efforts of a coordinated team. Some are on the studio floor and require continual guidance and instruction, e.g. camera operators, others are located within the studio complex. To provide communication within the team an efficient talkback system is essential. This takes several forms: general, private-wire, switched and reverse talkback.

Production talkback

A microphone on the desk in front of the director relays his/her voice to camerapersons (through the camera cable), boom operators and other floor staff who wear headphones either plugged into wall sockets or radio receivers. The floor manager has to be extremely mobile and therefore normally wears an earpiece and microphone ...

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