The London Studio Chooses Sony Professional for Studio 3 HD Upgrade

Sony Professional cameras, switchers and OLED monitors underpin Studio

The London Studios has announced that the latest phase of its HD upgrade will see Studio 3 become the fifth studio in the facility to go HD with Sony Professional as part of a seven-figure investment. Further to delivering HDC-1500 studio cameras, OLED viewfinders, BCM E-series OLED monitors and an MVS-7000X switcher, Sony Professional will also provide ongoing support and training enabling the facility to continue producing a wide range of HD programming.

The investment, which mirrors that of a previous Sony Professional installation at The London Studios in 2011, includes six HDC-1500 studio cameras, eight OLED viewfinders, an MVS-7000X switcher and 15 BVM E-series OLED monitors for the production gallery. Studio 3 – which is home to leading ITV productions including Lorraine and Loose Women – will become the fifth studio out six at the facility to go HD with Sony.

The London Studios chose Sony as its technology partner for the latest phase of its planned replacement programme, which will see all six studios go fully-HD by 2014, following an extensive technology audit and has standardised its HD studio acquisition with Sony HDC-1500 cameras. The latest round of investment will bring The London Studios’ pool of HDC-1500 cameras to over 30 units in total across the facility which can move between individual studios as required.

Chris Cook, Director of Engineering Support, The London Studios commented: “The London Studios has a long standing relationship with Sony Professional which extends beyond simply supplying cameras and production technology. We have worked very closely with Sony throughout the facilities HD upgrade and this latest round of investment is no different. The ongoing support and training which comes as part of the solution enables us to get the most from the technology and means we will continue to produce a wide range of high-quality HD programming for major UK broadcasters.”

Sony Professional cameras, switchers and OLED monitors underpin Studio

“The technology solution at The London Studios features some of the latest Sony Professional equipment including OLED monitors and viewfinders, making it one of the most advanced facilities in the UK,” added Chris Nairn UK Country Manager Solutions, Sony Professional. “Sony is proud to provide the building blocks for the studio’s transition to full-HD production and we look forward to seeing more popular programmes shot and produced in HD using Sony products.”

The upgrade of Studio 3, which is currently home to shows including Lorraine and Loose Women forms part of the planned HD upgrade to the facility which will see all six studios fully-HD capable by 2014.