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All the complex products of the television studio plant flow to the viewing audience through the transmitting plant and as the final link in the system it has an extremely heavy responsibility. To meet this responsibility the transmitting plant must have an input and control system that can act like a nerve center; be capable of continuous quality monitoring and instant corrective action. As part of a program of plant modernization and quality improvement a completely new and simple transmitting plant input system was designed. This paper outlines the study of transmitting plant functions and responsibilities that dictated the design, and describes the circuit and operating features of the resultant system.