When the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) began planning its relocation from Minneapolis, MN to Charlotte, NC, it was decided that the new facility would include in-house production capabilities. BGEA produces 10 network affiliate prime time specials each year that air in the US and Canada. Evangelistic television programs and training materials are created and distributed worldwide. RBDG was chosen to design the technical spaces to meet the production needs of this international ministry.
Features of the 13,500 sq. ft. production facility with high-definition infrastructure include a Pro Tools audio control room with a dedicated equipment room, a 1,000 sq.ft.live room with 3 isolation booths, 3 Avid Adrenaline editing suites, an Avid Nitris DS editing suite, and a Final Cut Pro editing suite.
BGEA’s 1,100 sq. ft. Video Technical Operations Center has the capacity for 50 equipment racks. The digital broadcast infrastructure includes a Virage/Masstech media asset management system. The new production facility was completed in April 2005.