It could be possible that the new TV3 Sony studio is on debut for Vincent Browne Tonight. A picture has been tweeted of the new gallery. http://campl.us/ohWq
Interesting. Even mixer out and preview look to be on multiviewers and so are likely to be sub-HD resolution. Low cost, and simpler to build, but not great if you want to see what you are doing (particularly when it comes to looking at problematic stuff that is moire-ing etc. as you have no idea what you're looking at)
Many multiviewer-based galleries will still have individual monitors for Mixer and Preview so you can see them in full resolution and quality.
Multiviewers are arguably better for SD galleries than HD - as most flat-panels used are 1920x1080, and so only capable of displaying a single HD image at full-res. If you display 4 pictures, you're at SD res (or a bit less as you need to leave space for virtual UMDs and Tallies), and if you display 9 you're at sub-SD res.
They're great in restricted space, for situations where you need to reconfigure a stack for very varied types of programme making, or where you need to save money. For straightforward general production studios - they may not always be the best solution.
Here is a video at the launch of the new studio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mxrk-XyxL0
which is the largest in Ireland at 500sq metres. It could also be featuring prominently on UK screens with ITV piloting a show from the Sony studio and an entertainment series in the pipeline to be broadcast in Britain.
EDIT: Indeed the new studio is in use tonight!
When you say Sony studio - do you mean it is Sony Systems who have built it ? Looking at the Youtube video it looks like they are sponsoring it ? (Bit like Panasonic did with ABC's HD football coverage in the early days?)
Last edited by noggin on 15 March 2013 12:40am