Edwards Lifesciences, headquartered in Irvine, California, is a medical technology company specializing in solutions for cardiovascular disease. They are considered a global leader in medical innovations for structural heart disease and monitoring devices that improve patient outcomes and enhance lives.
When Edwards Lifesciences decided to bring the production of broadcast-quality video in-house, they reached out to Fluid Sound. Our team helped them design and install a professional, yet easy-to-use, live production, video mixing, and recording system for their newly constructed sound and video recording studio.
The leadership at Edwards Lifesciences wanted an in-house video production solution to record, edit, and produce various types of videos that could then be shared with their global offices and help them engage with their employees worldwide. They needed a system that was easy to use and with a low learning curve, so their internal team could manage and edit the recordings.
The various studio microphones and other audio inputs are first routed through a Yamaha TF-Rack digital mixing console, which is controlled via an Apple iPad. All HD and 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 and 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. Video feeds from other meeting and conference spaces on their campus can be brought into the production studio using a live video-over-IP production technology called NDI. This allows Edwards to utilize their existing computer ethernet network to livestream and record video sources from any location in their facility.