Medtronic World Headquarters

It was quite a challenge to stay within the existing envelope, but we were very happy with the result for our customer!

John Zdechlik, Lead Design Consultant

The Challenge

Medtronic had an older shoot studio w/ edit suites, and equipment/dub area. A great facility when it was designed years ago, but several shifts in technology dictated that it was time to refresh the space and make it more amenable for live productions with 1 – 5 presenters.

The Solution

Asked to just ‘refresh’ the space, our consultants quickly determined that too much space was dedicated for (the older equipment), and not enough for a working studio / control room. We had to stay within the existing envelope, but it was gutted and completely redesigned for a 25′ x 35′ studio with a U-shaped cyclorama, a separate control area, and two edit suites with soundproofing throughout.

The Outcome

We recommended a NewTek Tricaster TC-1 with (3) Panasonic AW-UE100 4k PTZ cameras, each with teleprompters. For the on-camera talent they went with six channels of Shure wireless with a 4 channel IFB system. The IFB’s were tied into a state-of-the-art Bosch / RTS digital matrix intercom system. A LiveU remote system and server was also incorporated so remote on-location shots could be wrapped into the local productions.

This investment resulted in an award-winning live stream program that streams once a month, allowing the MN Orchestra to maintain its regular viewership and grow its audience. The system’s flexibility also allows other events and productions to take advantage of the large venue live-streaming capabilities.