ST. PETERSBURG, Florida—Red House Streaming announced today that it is upgrading one of two studios in its St. Petersburg-based Professional and Network Operations Center (NOC) to create an enhanced chromakey space.
Known as Studio B, the new area can easily accommodate a four-person interview set and produce a full 16: 9 shot. Red House Steaming, a brand of CP Communications, completed Studio B renovations in about three weeks and began using the chroma key set in mid-July.
Originally, Red House Streaming had a small chromakey area in Studio B to accommodate individual stand-ups. “When we were approached by a client who wanted to produce a pilot for a TV series, we decided we needed something bigger,” said Lowell Beckner, Managing Director of Red House Streaming.
This pilot, for a young adult news series, was the first project produced in the new space, but the studio continues to be used for regular programming for other clients.
Studio B now has a cycling wall measuring 17 feet in diameter and 12 feet high, as well as soundproofing to accommodate musical acts. Three new Neewer Globe Lantern Softbox Diffusers help create even illumination across the set for crisp chromakey effects, and additional fixtures are used for lighting talents. Studio B has all LED lighting which is controlled via DMX.
The new chromakey area features four RHS CamSTREAM PTZ camera units from Red House Streaming, three on tripods, and a high rise on a vertical beam for wide shots. All four cameras are controlled using a Panasonic AW-RP150 touchscreen remote camera controller in the control room, so there is no camera operator in the studio. The Red House Streaming control room, shared by the two studios, also includes a Yamaha TF1 digital audio mixer, CasparCG graphics and a vMix production mixer.
“With Studio B’s state-of-the-art chromakey upgrade, our customers can make full use of our extensive virtual studio packages,” added Beckner. “We already support a growing base of streaming customers, but Red House Streaming provides an affordable and convenient solution for local businesses to create everything from training videos to advertisements. “
The chromakey studio is the first major upgrade from Red House Streaming Studios, which launched its first production in January 2021. The facility already has several regular customers using its production studios as well as its NOC for the management and streaming of content, the company reported.