Vista Studios boosts live multi-format production capability with additional investment in SAM technology

23 April 2017 - Snell Advanced Media

Vista studios

Snell Advanced Media (SAM) (Booth#: SL1805), today announced that Los Angeles-based production and broadcast facility, Vista Studios has invested in additional technology from SAM, adding its production solution including sQ servers, LiveTouch replay and highlights, Momentum workflow management and Go! browser-based timeline video editor to its existing workflow. The new systems will provide added live production capability, including social media publishing.

Vista Studios is a service-based production studio that houses clients producing live and day-of-air television programming. The company is already home to SAM’s Sirius 850 router, IQ Modular infrastructure, Kahuna 9600 switcher, Morpheus automation, ICE CiaB and Alchemist XF format and framerate conversion software in its state-of-the-art 4K/UHD production studios. The new sQ servers, Go! and LiveTouch are being installed in one of Vista Studios’ four studios, with the control room acting as a production hub.

SAM’s sQ servers deliver multi-format support – from HD through to HDR and 4K/UHD – recording capability and the flexibility to create automated workflows for each individual client depending on their individual needs. The addition of SAM’s Go! HTML5 editor creates a highly collaborative workflow, making the approval process and interaction between television producers and edit staff seamless even from remote locations. Vista Studios will now also be able to offer clients social media publishing with episodes delivered directly to Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Randall Heer, CEO at Vista Studios, comments, “It is absolutely critical that we’re able to adapt workflows to suit our clients’ needs at a moment’s notice. The existing SAM products that we have proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have the flexible, integrated technology that is right for us, and for our clients. The SAM workflow is so agile and it fits our requirements as a business better than anything else available on the market.”

Ed McGivern, VP, North America Sales at SAM, said, “Flexibility is everything in the current shifting media landscape and our customers are not only pushing the boundaries with content delivery across multiple platforms – including social media – but they also need to know the workflow can handle higher resolution formats without a hitch. This additional investment by Vista Studios is testament to SAM technology and its ability to outperform any other solutions in the market for multiplatform, high resolution content production.”

The enhanced studio is scheduled to go live in May 2017 and the company plans to expand this system to its three remaining studio control rooms in the coming months.