Fort Lauderdale Video Production Studio Adds Tricaster Skype Talk Show

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Our South Florida video production studio is now offering our clients (both the network news stations and small businesses we serve ) the ability to produce live and taped broadcasts, adding into the mix, a device that takes a standard Skype call and tweak audio and video settings to more resemble a professional studio liveshot.   The device, Newtek’s Talk Show, is a professional studio grade hardware that gives the studio control over a Skype call’s specific video and and audio settings such as:  adjusting the video resolution with automatic aspect ratio conversions  (so an image is not “squeezed” or “stretched”),  ability to connect to HD/SDI camera switchers (such as a Tricaster), balanced audio controls, manage multiple Skype calls by adding additional Talk Show units, built in video quality checks and access to the more than 300 million folks who have a Skype account!

The “bread and butter” of our state of the art South Florida HD Studio has always been servicing the network news stations (like Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, CNBC, etc)  for remote guest liveshots.  Last year we expanded our studio, building out an entire green screen studio set and adding a 460 Tricaster  with Control Surface and separate control room.  The expansion transformed our liveshot studio (which had two studio sets at the time) into a full broadcast production studio (with three sets).  We added additional  services  including:  green screen video production, producing live sports broadcasts, live and taped internet shows, commercials, PSA’s, corporate video production, and anything that could be filmed against a green screen!   Our goal was to provide the same broadcast quality production that our network news/sports clients expect of us and extend our services to small businesses and individuals alike.  Those in the business of television broadcast news/sports production  know how expensive  professional video production can be!  On one side you’ve got all the vital staff needed for a given video production: camera operators, sound technicians, lighting and grip folks, producers, directors, production assistants, teleprompter operators, makeup artists, etc.  Then you add to that all the equipment needed:  cameras, lighting, audio gear, camera switchers, computers, hardware encoders and decoders for fiber transmission, teleprompter, etc.  Once you add up all the costs, it can become quite prohibitive for a small business or individual looking to produce a professional internet show or commercial!   Our solution to make professional video production more affordable to small businesses and individuals (who don’t have the budget of say Fox News or CNN) was to streamline  our in studio productions into what has become known as “LIVE FROM FSS!”  The commercial video we had produced below highlights and explains how Florida Sun Studios has brought broadcast quality production to the public we serve as our clients go “LIVE FROM FSS!”


Green Screen Studio Fort Lauderdale Airline Weekly “Pilot Shoot” With Seth Kaplan

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South Florida Green Screen Production Studio located in downtown Fort Lauderdale caters to small businesses looking to produce corporate videos, commercials, internet and television shows and anything that can be filmed against a green screen! Our state of the art HD studio also services all the major news and sports networks (Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, ESPN, etc) who book our remote uplink studio for guest “liveshots.” This recent green screen production was filmed for Airline Weekly Digest, the leading industry “subscriber-supported publication paid for by readers who want a more interesting, more valuable read about the airline business.” This production was a “pilot” shoot hosted by Seth Kaplan, the publication’s managing editor. Seth is a frequent on air television guest booked by all the major news networks, who provides commentary, expert analysis and insight into airline related stories. We are always proud to welcome Seth to the studio set as Florida Sun Studios is a place he calls HOME when he goes “LIVE FROM FSS!”

Florida Sun Studios is a full production studio located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. Our studio has three sets, and the largest of the three, is a green screen studio that is booked for various kinds of production work. In addition to green screen production and news liveshots, our studio broadcasts entire internet and network news shows. Last year, we welcomed the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on air broadcast team to our studio and produced and broadcasted all the team’s away games!    Our studio would also like to credit ACA TV & Radio Production, who collaborated on this production, providing all the editing and post production work.  Together, our studio and ACA produced an excellent pilot for Airline Weekly!