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A Media Ministry's Multi-Platform Expansion in Midtown

The Broadcast Studio at America Media

A Media Ministry's Multi-Platform Expansion in Midtown

The Broadcast Studio at America Media

A Media Ministry's Multi-Platform Expansion in Midtown

The Broadcast Studio at America Media

A Media Ministry's Multi-Platform Expansion in Midtown

The Broadcast Studio at America Media

A New HQ

Headquartered Manhattan, Jesuit publisher America Media, announced plans to relocate to more modern facilities in early 2016. Having diversified in recent years into nonprint platforms, America Media’s new facility would require an infrastructure that would allow them to continue their multiplatform expansion, redesigning existing platforms and launching new digital products including video.

The new space was gutted for a complete renovation. Truephonic, consultants for Marvel Architects in broadcast systems and acoustical design, brought in OSA to bring the system design to life. The result was a 10,800 square feet modern facility suited to a 21st century media ministry. OSA installed the audiovisual for the office areas, including the newsroom and conference rooms, as well as the broadcast studio, control room, editing suite, news room and more.

The control room was built around four positions. The video operator and audio mix engineer sit closest to the wall where four Sony displays were mounted for multi-view. Two A/V racks were positioned under the desk behind them. Due to the compact size of the room, careful consideration was placed on the position of each piece of gear in the racks based on where each member of the production crew would sit and their ability to turn 180 degrees to access the equipment most appropriate to their positions, as well as the reality behind which gear would need to be used most often. The second desk is a composite for the show needs, as well as a seat for the producer.

OSA installed a Blackmagic Design broadcast system. The components were selected to create a cohesive and user-friendly experience for the users. Additionally, this system was chosen as it offered a good balance between the client’s budget and its features. And, because most of its components are 4K capable, the broadcast system was chosen with an upgrade path in mind for the future.

The editing suite, a separate sound-proof room, contains two desks. The primary desk allows the editor to work in real-time on the show in the main studio, or to work offline as in an office. Behind the editor seat there is an additional location with intercom where a second producer or client can sit. The editing suite also contains additional equipment to interface with the broadcast video and audio systems from a computer for playback or capture.

The client moved into their new headquarters in 2018 and is overjoyed with their new facility and modern studio in the middle of New York’s media hub. Stephen Colbert was the first person to be interviewed for a talk show that aired in the fall of 2018!

A Media Ministry's Multi-Platform Expansion in Midtown

The Broadcast Studio at America Media

A New HQ

Headquartered Manhattan, Jesuit publisher America Media, announced plans to relocate to more modern facilities in early 2016. Having diversified in recent years into nonprint platforms, America Media’s new facility would require an infrastructure that would allow them to continue their multiplatform expansion, redesigning existing platforms and launching new digital products including video.

The new space was gutted for a complete renovation. Truephonic, consultants for Marvel Architects in broadcast systems and acoustical design, brought in OSA to bring the system design to life. The result was a 10,800 square feet modern facility suited to a 21st century media ministry. OSA installed the audiovisual for the office areas, including the newsroom and conference rooms, as well as the broadcast studio, control room, editing suite, news room and more.

The control room was built around four positions. The video operator and audio mix engineer sit closest to the wall where four Sony displays were mounted for multi-view. Two A/V racks were positioned under the desk behind them. Due to the compact size of the room, careful consideration was placed on the position of each piece of gear in the racks based on where each member of the production crew would sit and their ability to turn 180 degrees to access the equipment most appropriate to their positions, as well as the reality behind which gear would need to be used most often. The second desk is a composite for the show needs, as well as a seat for the producer.

OSA installed a Blackmagic Design broadcast system. The components were selected to create a cohesive and user-friendly experience for the users. Additionally, this system was chosen as it offered a good balance between the client’s budget and its features. And, because most of its components are 4K capable, the broadcast system was chosen with an upgrade path in mind for the future.

The editing suite, a separate sound-proof room, contains two desks. The primary desk allows the editor to work in real-time on the show in the main studio, or to work offline as in an office. Behind the editor seat there is an additional location with intercom where a second producer or client can sit. The editing suite also contains additional equipment to interface with the broadcast video and audio systems from a computer for playback or capture.

The client moved into their new headquarters in 2018 and is overjoyed with their new facility and modern studio in the middle of New York’s media hub. Stephen Colbert was the first person to be interviewed for a talk show that aired in the fall of 2018!

A Media Ministry's Multi-Platform Expansion in Midtown

The Broadcast Studio at America Media

A New HQ

Headquartered Manhattan, Jesuit publisher America Media, announced plans to relocate to more modern facilities in early 2016. Having diversified in recent years into nonprint platforms, America Media’s new facility would require an infrastructure that would allow them to continue their multiplatform expansion, redesigning existing platforms and launching new digital products including video.

The new space was gutted for a complete renovation. Truephonic, consultants for Marvel Architects in broadcast systems and acoustical design, brought in OSA to bring the system design to life. The result was a 10,800 square feet modern facility suited to a 21st century media ministry. OSA installed the audiovisual for the office areas, including the newsroom and conference rooms, as well as the broadcast studio, control room, editing suite, news room and more.

The control room was built around four positions. The video operator and audio mix engineer sit closest to the wall where four Sony displays were mounted for multi-view. Two A/V racks were positioned under the desk behind them. Due to the compact size of the room, careful consideration was placed on the position of each piece of gear in the racks based on where each member of the production crew would sit and their ability to turn 180 degrees to access the equipment most appropriate to their positions, as well as the reality behind which gear would need to be used most often. The second desk is a composite for the show needs, as well as a seat for the producer.

OSA installed a Blackmagic Design broadcast system. The components were selected to create a cohesive and user-friendly experience for the users. Additionally, this system was chosen as it offered a good balance between the client’s budget and its features. And, because most of its components are 4K capable, the broadcast system was chosen with an upgrade path in mind for the future.

The editing suite, a separate sound-proof room, contains two desks. The primary desk allows the editor to work in real-time on the show in the main studio, or to work offline as in an office. Behind the editor seat there is an additional location with intercom where a second producer or client can sit. The editing suite also contains additional equipment to interface with the broadcast video and audio systems from a computer for playback or capture.

The client moved into their new headquarters in 2018 and is overjoyed with their new facility and modern studio in the middle of New York’s media hub. Stephen Colbert was the first person to be interviewed for a talk show that aired in the fall of 2018!

Audio

 Yamaha QL1 Digital Mixing Console with a Yamaha R Series I/O Rack

The system employed Audinate Dante Network Audio Protocol with a Focusrite RedNet I/O interface

 A Clear-Com Partyline Intercom System with IFB expansion stations was put in place so that from any of the seated positions, personnel are able to talk to any of the crew in the studio or in the control room, or to talent or callers, from their headsets

Video

A Blackmagic Design broadcast system with an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher and a Smart Videohub 12G-SDI router at its core

 Five Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast cameras

 Four ultra-slim 4K HDR Sony 49" displays mounted in the control room & one in the editing suite

AJA Video Systems media converters for up/down cross-converting

A Teradek to provide livestream capabilities

Control System & More

Crestron Control System

 The network was distributed through the racks, and the devices housed were all capable of being controlled

 A Newtek TalkShow was installed to allow the host to conduct interviews via Skype

 Focusable Fresnel LED lights in the broadcast studio

Custom A/V panels were mounted for the camera feeds, both in the studio and throughout the rest of the building so the production team could broadcast events from the conference room or news room

Audio

 Yamaha QL1 Digital Mixing Console with a Yamaha R Series I/O Rack

The system employed Audinate Dante Network Audio Protocol with a Focusrite RedNet I/O interface

 A Clear-Com Partyline Intercom System with IFB expansion stations was put in place so that from any of the seated positions, personnel are able to talk to any of the crew in the studio or in the control room, or to talent or callers, from their headsets

Video

A Blackmagic Design broadcast system with an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher and a Smart Videohub 12G-SDI router at its core

 Five Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast cameras

 Four ultra-slim 4K HDR Sony 49" displays mounted in the control room & one in the editing suite

AJA Video Systems and Teradek components

Control System & More

Crestron Control System

 The network was distributed through the racks, with all devices capable of being controlled

 A Newtek TalkShow was installed to allow the host to conduct interviews via Skype

 Focusable Fresnel LED lights in the broadcast studio

Custom A/V panels

Audio

 Yamaha QL1 Digital Mixing Console with a Yamaha R Series I/O Rack

The system employed Audinate Dante Network Audio Protocol with a Focusrite RedNet I/O interface

 A Clear-Com Partyline Intercom System with IFB expansion stations was put in place so that from any of the seated positions, personnel are able to talk to any of the crew in the studio or in the control room, or to talent or callers, from their headsets

Video

A Blackmagic Design broadcast system with an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K switcher and a Smart Videohub 12G-SDI router at its core

 Five Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast cameras

 Four ultra-slim 4K HDR Sony 49" displays mounted in the control room & one in the editing suite

AJA Video Systems and Teradek components

Control System & More

Crestron Control System

 The network was distributed through the racks, with all devices capable of being controlled

 A Newtek TalkShow was installed to allow the host to conduct interviews via Skype

 Focusable Fresnel LED lights in the broadcast studio

Custom A/V panels
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