Mobile Studios, located in Boca Raton, Florida specializes in building turnkey portable video production systems for K1-12 schools, colleges and universities. The company recently delivered a system designed for teaching purposes to Full Sail University located just outside Orlando, FL. Full Sail has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry since 1979. With over 32,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 190-acre campus and online education platform serves over 7,000 students from all 50 states and 65 countries.
Faculty from Full Sail University contacted Mobile Studios with an idea for training their students in multi-cam live production. Mobile Studios delivered a solution that allows three students to work with professional-level video switchers, honing the directorial skills learned in class and recording a “live” broadcast with multiple camera feeds. The system gives students the most effective hands-on training possible and lets them record DVDs for review. To avoid devoting an entire classroom or lab to stationary equipment, Mobile Studios integrated the entire training studio into its innovative PortaCast Live Production System, allowing this realistic learning experience to be completely mobile. The “studio on wheels” can be shared across the entire campus, so faculty can easily move the system to any classroom and ready for production within minutes for a truly roll-in...plug-in...turn-on operation.
The entire system consists of three PortaCast live production systems (left) and a PortaCast mobile video server. The interactive training tool sends multiple video feeds from Grass Valley Turbo HD servers to each of the three Grass Valley Indigo switchers. Students training to be Directors can switch inputs to create their own program which is then sent to a DVD burner for review and grading.
Mobile Studios offers a wide range of production system packaged in its unique PortaCast “flip top” flypack design. Completely integrated systems and peripherals are available with NewTek Tricasters (right) and other video production gear from NewTek, Panasonic, Ross Video, FOR-A and Sony. For more information about Mobile Studios...visit www.MobileStudios.com.