Studio A is approximately 40 feet wide, 60 feet long and 24 feet in height. It has a harlequin floor that is suited to smooth camera movement and performance art, a full lighting grid at 16 feet with an Electronic Theater Controls Ion control console. The northwest corner has a Procyc cyclorama (green) that is approximately 12’ x 16’. Studio A is set up for both live switched and multi-camera recorded production.
There are three Panasonic AG-HPX500 high definition cameras with the possibility of seven cameras (with the use of the cameras from studio B) the cameras are mounted on Vinten vision 250 pan/tilt heads on top of Vinten quartz pedestals. Studio A has four wireless microphones, as well as various others available.
Studio A’s control room is approximately 14 feet wide and 24 feet long has an audio booth and announce booth adjacent. The control room is set up to support a director, asst. director, tech. director, video engineer, graphics person and a small gallery.
Equipment in the control room includes a Ross vision QMD 2MLE production switcher, Ross three channel “softmetal” server (2 playback 1 record), a four channel (play or record) Grass Valley K2 summit client server, an ultimate keyer and remote, multi-view monitor, clear com intercom system, two ESE clocks, Ross expression single channel graphics machine, teleprompter (on cameras 1&2), an announce booth with a shure SM7b mic, and a Tascam DM 4800 audio mixer/workstation with apple logic pro in the audio booth.