The solution for Primerica’s new facility focused on five main facets: the studios, cameras, control room, audio and editorial and storage.
The new facility was designed with two purpose-built studio spaces featuring Hitachi cameras. A 3,000 sq. ft. traditional television studio with an over 40’ cyclorama wall and LED lighting is accompanied by a divisible larger theater which seats up to 500 studio audience members, named “The Art and Angela Williams Theater.”
An existing Grass Valley production switcher was relocated and the facility core routing and monitor wall infrastructure was expanded. New custom consoles were designed and created specifically for the new control room, which can comfortably house a production staff of 12. The new control center can also be viewed by curious visitors on the official HQ tour, “Imagine,” through a large window.
The relocation allowed for Ethersound digital audio interconnection technology, in which all audio sources, floor boxes and wireless receivers are wired to Ethersound-equipped stage boxes in the central equipment room.
The facility also includes six dedicated FCP edit suites that allow access to a new central digital repository, which keeps a year of production online.