City of Highland Park Upgrades to Mobile HD Studio
September 07, 2018 by Chuck Baker
System integrators and Elite NewTek resellers Key Code Media worked with the City of Highland Park, IL, to move up from SD production to a mobile HD studio. Home to a variety of festivals and events that the city production team covers, and a local government that values live broadcast and streaming of meetings and sessions, mobile production made sense. Key Code saw to ensuring future-proof production by making the 4K-capable All-IP NewTek TriCaster® TC1 the heart of the live production suite. The TC1 system is the most complete multi-camera live production system on the planet, providing the backbone switching, live streaming, recording, graphics, digital effects, keying, layering, virtual sets and social media publishing tools to produce a modern broadcast from studio or onsite.
The suite includes Panasonic PTZ robotic cameras, which can be placed anywhere and remotely controlled by the technical director operating the TriCaster, or by one camera operator at a dedicated control station. An AJA Video Systems Kumo Router allows access to a larger complement of cameras and devices. A Castus QuickCast is used for scheduling and playout for the government access channel. The entire system was built inside a Bigfoot Mobile case with industrial wheels, allowing the system to be easily transported as a unit and rolled onsite to different locations.
“The City uses a variety of communication platforms daily including the website, electronic newsletters, monthly mailed newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, and our TV channel to keep residents and businesses informed and allow them to take an active role in the community…. The update, in general, allows us greater flexibility and adaptability…. We have been receiving inquiries from surrounding communities and would be more than happy to share our story.” - Hayley Garard, Assistant to the City Manager and project lead.
Read the complete story at Key Code Media’s blog: City of Highland Park: HD Live Mobile System