Vista Studios Prepares for 2017 Launch with Riedel Intercom

Vista Studios will be the newest addition to Los Angeles’ high-tech ‘Silicon Beach’ district when it opens in February next year. The ‘full production’ facility is to include facilities for live broadcasts, editing and finishing, image processing and playout and delivery. The 4k, IP-based complex houses sound stages, edit suites and transmission areas, which will all be able to communicate with each through a Riedel Communications intercom system.

Founded by Randall Heer and Frank Gianotti, Vista Studios is joining big tech names such as Google Yahoo in Playa Vista, the alternative name for Silicon Beach. Its new premises feature four sound stages, although only Stage 1 and Stage 2 are fully completed and kitted out; vision production galleries featuring Snell Advanced Media (SAM) Kahuna 9600 switchers; sound control rooms based on Audio over IP (AoIP) technologies including Audinate Dante and AES67 for interoperability, with support for CalrecSSL and Yamaha consoles; AvidAdobe and Final Cut equipped editing facilities; and distribution suites featuring SAM Morpheus automation and ICE playout systems.

The technical control areas are able to communicate with each other through the Riedel Artist digital matrix and Performer digital partyline intercom. This set-up links over the 17,000 square feet of studio space as well as the production and post-production rooms. 

"We're entrusting our entire communication infrastructure to Riedel equipment. This will enable fluid, flexible and future-proof communications for all our productions. The Artist system will run on a modular basis, creating a decentralised, fibre-based network."
Mark Depping, Vista Studios Vice President of Operations.

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