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February 19, 2010
HOLLYWOOD CENTER STUDIOS ADDS HD VIRTUAL SET STAGE The new stage features an end-to-end 1080i pipeline that includes virtual sets (premade or custom built), multi-camera switching, titling, multi-layer effects, streaming and digital disk recording. Programming can be recorded to disk at 1080i and/or live streamed in a variety of profiles, including 720p, which is the highest streaming resolution currently available. The entire system can be connected to Hollywood Center’s nearby 82-by-53-foot greenscreen stage for productions needing more space.
 “The virtual set stage is a great way to produce high-quality and visually-compelling content quickly and within modest budgets,” says Ivan Gulas, director of virtual studio productions at Hollywood Center Studios. “The new HD capability makes it an excellent choice for productions with multiple platform distribution channels, as shows can be recorded to HD for broadcast while streaming live (or VOD) on broadband and/or on mobile devices.”

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