Facility: Edwards Lifesciences – Sound Studio
Location: Irvine, California
Challenge: The leadership at Edwards Lifesciences wanted an in-house solution to record, edit and produce various types of videos in their newly built sound & video studio to be shared with their other global offices and engage with employees worldwide. They needed a solution that was easy to use with a low learning curve so that their internal team could manage and edit the recordings.
Solution: The various studio microphones and other audio inputs are first routed through a Yamaha TF-Rack digital mixing console which is controlled via use of an Apple iPad. All HD & 4K video and audio is then routed into the heart of the video production studio, which is the Newtek TriCaster TC1, a multi-source sound & video mixing console that produces professional live and recorded content in HD or ultra high-definition 4K video.
The video production system has also been designed to integrate a campus wide video production environment. Various video feeds from other meeting & conference spaces conducting company wide meeting on campus will be brought into the production studio via use of a live video over IP production technology called NDI. The will allow Edwards to utilize their existing computer ethernet network to live stream & record various video sources from any location in the facility.
Phase 2 of the project will include the addition of a Microsoft Teams Room implementation for video conferencing using the Teams software so that remote workers at different global facilities can be interviewed and participate in the sound studio recordings.
Press & Media Coverage: Newtek, the company that manufactures the Tricaster video production system, highlighted the project in a recent case study on their website which also includes a 5-minute video detailing the benefits of system and how the Newtek technology has helped Edwards achieve their goals of creating an in-house corporate video production studio a reality.