As revealed in Broadcast (18/04/08) three studios at the site, now known as EPIC (East of England Production Innovation Centre), will be revamped with at least two made HD-capable.
Final details of EPIC's new facilities are still being agreed by the Centre's chief engineers in conjunction with the Megahertz engineering and design team. However, it is known that two of the three SD broadcast studios will be fully upgraded to HD with new Sony HDC-1500 high definition cameras and Canon lenses, plus Thomson Grass Valley Kayak HD vision mixers and HD distribution infrastructure.
Also being installed is new interfacing, sync and monitoring systems along with comms and talkback equipment from Telex.
The third studio in the EPIC complex, a virtual studio based around a new Orad Smartset system. It will be fitted with a new SD Thomson Kayak vision mixer and will have its cabling infrastructure upgraded so that it can be upgraded to HD operation in the future.
Work should be completed by September.