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YouTube Space NY - New York, NY

2012-11-01  to  2014-11-01
Digital Media Production Facility
 

The You Tube Spaces NYC digital media production facility is located in the historic Chelsea Market development in the heart of Manhattan. The mission is to provide a high-end professional and creative environment to enable select YouTube creators to develop a higher level of production while using professional equipment and workflows. The facility provides the perfect environment to collaborate and learn.

 

CBT Systems was chosen to provide Architecture Design Consultation, Electrical and Mechanical Design Consultation, Building Construction Coordination, Systems Design Development, Detailed Systems Design, Equipment Procurement, Equipment/Material control, Systems Integration, and Systems Testing/Training

 

The New York Space offers multiple facilities to shoot; four production studios, voice-over booth/foley stage, green screen.  The facility was designed to give creators many set options with work areas doubling as board room sets and diners. With multiple BSP locations, there is plenty of flexibility to shoot in all areas of the facility.

 

To control the production areas, there is a main program control room, a secondary control room doubles as a finishing room, along with an audio control room.  Post production facilities are provided by four edit bays and five open edit stations.

              

Facility Size:                     18,000 sq/ft

YouTube BrandLab NY - New York, NY

2013-11-01  to  2014-11-01
Digital Media Product Branding Facility
 

Google’s BrandLab facility is located in the historic Chelsea Market building in the heart of Manhattan. BrandLab is a custom workshop experience designed to help brands grow their brand-building capabilities.

 

CBT Systems provided Detailed Systems Design, Equipment Procurement, Equipment/Material control, Systems Integration, and Systems Testing/Training towards the completion of the BrandLab facility.

 

BrandLab launched in conjunction with YouTube Spaces NYC project in November 2014.    

 

Facility Size: 2,400 sq/ft

Fixtures Living - San Diego, CA

2013-01-29  to  2013-06-04

March 2013 – Fixtures Living – A San Diego based advanced high-end appliance and home furnishing retailer has retained CBT Systems to assist their architect, Hollander Design Group, to design and develop a Video Production Core to become part of Fixtures’ new National Headquarters Offices.  Fixtures’ new marketing approach is to place their stores in High-End – High Traffic Shopping Malls across the country.  Utilizing Video Media for Training, Product Displays and Customer Interactive Information Kiosks will be a key element of the store’s environment.

YouTube Space LA - Playa Vista, CA

2011-11-01  to  2013-01-31
Digital Media Broadcast Facility
 

Google’s YouTube division built their flagship state-of-art digital media broadcast facility in the heart of the Los Angeles entertainment and creative community. The mission of YouTube Spaces is to bring together the most creative people in the world to Learn, Connect, and Create. YouTube Spaces deliver high quality learning experiences, foster an active and collaborative community, and empower creators to produce great content by providing best-in-class production resources.

 

CBT Systems was chosen to provide Architecture Design Consultation, Electrical and Mechanical Design Consultation, Building Construction Coordination, Systems Design Development, Detailed Systems Design, Equipment Procurement, Equipment/Material control, Systems Integration, and Systems Testing/Training

 

Working with the shell of an original aircraft manufacturing hanger which was built by Howard Hughes in the 1940s; the team designed a 60 Rack Technical Core, a 12 seat Production Control Room, Advanced Digital Audio Control Room, 96 Channel Audio Sweetening Room, Recording Studio, Foley Room, 10 Editing/Production Rooms, a Motion Capture Studio, three Green Screen Studios, a Cinema Studio, Television Studio and a 50 seat 4K Video Projection with 7.1 Audio Screening Room. 

 

YouTube Space LA opened for business in January 2013.      

 

Facility Size:                       41,000 sq/ft  

PAC 12 Network - San Francisco, CA

2011-09-29  to  2012-04-04

CBT Systems, working with HLW Architects, assisted PAC 12 with development of a design scope for a new Network Headquarters and Broadcast facility and further researched all 12 University campus deriving recommendations on how best to cover the 960 annual live sporting events from the schools.

Univision News Network - Miami, FL

2012-04-05  to  2012-06-02

Planning to launch a new Hispanic based 24 hour a day News Network, CBT Systems has been retained by Univision to provide facility planning and design guidance for the new 150,000 square foot news organization, production and technical facilities.

University of Notre Dame - Indiana

2012-01-09  to  2012-06-12

The University of Notre Dame retains CBT Systems to assist the school with the development of a Long-Term Video Media Production and Archive strategy.  Combining both Sports Production and Coaching Evaluation requirements with other on-campus Video Media Educational Instruction, University Promotion and Key Event Archiving will present Technological, Operational and Administrative challenges.

Univision Sports - Miami, FL

2011-07-25  to  2011-12-11

Drawing on CBT Systems team of experienced Engineering and Design personnel, Univision has retained CBT Systems to assist in developing a full Staffing, Operational and Technical Facilities plan for Univision’s new venture into national and international sports coverage.  The new facility will be located close to Univision’ s headquarters in Miami Florida and will  be a joint venture with Mexico City based Televisa.

ABC Network News - Glendale, CA

2010-12-06  to  2011-05-10

CBT Systems was tasked with building out a new HD system to relocate the ABC World News Tonight show into the Glendale facility that also contains the local ABC 7 news.  

MLB Network BallPark Cam

2008-09-04  to  2010-09-14

MLB Network’s Ballpark Cam deployment is designed to provide the viewer at home with a ballpark experience from their living room.  Events that happen before, during, and after the game, that are normally not covered in local productions, will be made available to the MLB Network production team.

  
Using robotically controlled cameras, in strategic locations, the fans will be offered a New, and Live, perspective of the “Events” of the game.  Player and team management interviews between MLB Network and between each park will be available.  
 
MLB’s Ballpark Cam also provides a fiber based backbone of connectivity between the Ballpark and the Network so that MLB Network will be able to archive all of the video and audio from every game in HD.  On the same backbone each ballpark will be able to go into MLB’s archives and pull up clips to use in their own ballpark giving the fans in the park greater in-depth coverage and game television producers access to over 150,000 hours of the MLB’s historic archive.
 
 

MLB Productions - Seacaucus, NJ

2010-02-08  to  2010-07-11

CBT Systems designed, provided, and installed a major expansion to the existing Grass Valley On-Line Storage, Proxy Storage and LTO-4 Archive Storage Systems.  For the MLB Network and MLB Productions the work also included a front Porch Digital SAMMA Video Tape to Digital Migration System.  This system will handle 1000 hours per week of transfer of the existing MLB Historic Library to JPEG 2000, XDCam HD 50, H.264 and MPEG 1 Encoding, all accomplished in one playback pass.

MLB Network - Seacaucus, NJ

2007-12-04  to  2009-01-10

Major League Baseball (MLB) delivered the first pitch of its new MLB Network channel on Jan. 1 from a renovated facility once used by MSNBC in Secaucus, NJ. The MLB Network is available in 50 million homes. The 24/7 sports channel will broadcast 26 games live in the 720p HD format during the 2009 season. It will also feature a variety of original programming, produced in-house by the MLB Network staff and by MLB Productions, which develops original programming aside from actual games.

 
After considering several other options for its new home, the MLB Network set up shop in Secaucus with a multilayered, file-based infrastructure that builds on the facility's circa 1996 state-of-the-art digital production environment. The large 140,000sq-ft space is also securely tied into all 30 MLB ballparks around the country and will conduct two-way file transfers, some in real time, on a daily basis during the season. 
 

KGTV - San Diego, CA

2007-11-27  to  2008-07-08

KGTV chose the Grass Valley Ignite automated production system for the HD upgrade of their News studio.  The project included the “stripping-out” of over 50 years worth of old cabling and retired systems along with authoring new systems documentation.  The project began in November 2007 and was completed in June of 2008.

NHL

2008-01-10  to  2008-07-02

In early 2008 NHL contacted CBT to design, procure, and assemble a set of flypacks for a  Final Cut system.  The NHL Final Cut Flypacks have been used extensively during the 2008 NHL All-Star Game and Stanley Cup Playoffs by international media clients.

COX Media - San Diego, CA

2005-09-15  to  2007-06-09

Consultation of the COX Media Production facility in San Diego, California began in 2006 with sightline studies using manlifts and a remote controlled helicopter to ensure that the view into Petco Park would be perfect from the Studio. Work continued with Architectural Consultation and Building Infrastructure Specification Development. 

 
Full Scale Mock-Ups for each Operational Control Space in the facility were set up at CBT so that the operational positions could be examined and figured out long before the building was finished.
 
In January 2007, CBT Systems provided the Detailed System Design, Integration Management, Station Relocation and complete Technical System Integration. Using Grass Valley’s Ignite HD integrated production system with its CameraMan HD robotic camera system. COX produced it’s first live HD Post Game Sports Show on June 9, 2007.

Dole Network - Westlake Village, CA

2004-01-07  to  2007-07-18

The Dole Network utilizes one of the most advanced digital HD file sharing, storage and live editing systems in the world. Implementing Apple Xservers, RAID Media Storage and MacPro Final Cut Studio platforms, the end-to-end unitized Work Flow is further enhanced with fully integrated Low Rez Browsing, Media Logging, and Archiving with Partial Restore.

 
Work began in January of 2004 with Architectural Consultation and Building Infrastructure Specification Development. It continued into 2005 with Detailed System Design and Equipment Procurement.
 
In April 2006 system integration began. Utilizing TBC IntelliTrac consoles all of the work areas and monitor walls can be easily reconfigured for future expansion or changes in personnel. 
 
The full facility, along with Network Master Control and Satellite Earthstation was ready for Production and Broadcasting in early 2007.

Rock Church - San Diego, CA

2006-03-21  to  2007-08-16

The Rock Church and Academy represent a milestone in entertainment technology integration into a House of Worship.  Respecting the “reverence” of the working environment; CBT Systems in conjunction with Staging, Lighting and Sound Reinforcement providers has implemented a full High Definition (HD) Video Presentation and Image Display system.  

 
Incorporating; four Grass Valley 1080i High Definition Cameras, Grass Valley HDSDI and AES Signal Routing; Barco Encore Image Switching and Processing; Panasonic HD Production Switching;  Apple – Sienna Video Servers; Apple Final Cut Editing; Evertz Signal Processing and Samsung Monitoring.  
 
This system represents advanced state of the art capabilities that, combined with the creative ingenuity of The Rock’s production staff, offer a “No-Limits” sight and sound experience for the church’s followers.

Fitness Quest 10 - Scripps Ranch, CA

2007-03-30  to  2007-05-14

CBT Sysytems designed and installed the HD audio/visual system into Fitness Quest 10's new location.

World Cup Soccer - Munich, Germany

2005-02-05  to  2006-09-25

For the 2006 World Cup CBT Systems was tasked with the design and engineering of the broadcast center systems and editing systems for ESPN/ABC Sports.  The entire system was built and comissioned at our San Diego office before being packed up and shipped to Germany.  When on-site CBT Systems managed the set up and operations of the system during the games.

NBC Universal - Universal City, CA

2004-10-05  to  2005-01-26

Video machine room and dubbing facility.

SDSU Tony Gwynn Stadium - San Diego, CA

2004-01-13  to  2005-02-24

Scoreboard video replay system.

NMT Trailer

2004-07-28  to  2004-08-19

Renovation of an existing trailer.

NFL Network - Culver City, CA

2003-03-18  to  2003-12-30

In mid March of 2003 CBT Systems was contacted to begin a Consultancy for the National Football League. The initial purpose of this work was to develop financial models for both a production and broadcast facility and annual operating costs for a new 24/7 television network start-up. Within 3 short months CBT Systems assisted the new NFL Network team in choosing a facility location, specifying technology direction, developing preliminary facility and studio designs and assembling a core of production and operational personnel.

 
By mid July 2003 CBT Systems was under contract with the NFL to provide full "Turn-key" Systems Integration and On-Air start-up support for the new network. Additionally, through this build-out process CBT Systems coordinated the design and installation of the NFL Information Technology (IT) equipment and systems. CBT Systems also coordinated the successful implementation of 32 remote Team Cam Systems, operating through DSL circuit connections. This new approach to inexpensive Remote-2-Way-Broadcasts was nominated for a 2004 Technical Emmy Award.
 
On November 4, 2003 the NFL Network was successfully launched, on schedule, and on budget. From concept to on-air in 7 months.
 

Cuesta College Radio - San Luis Obispo, CA

2002-11-11  to  2003-05-06

Modernization of a 1976 vintage radio facility.

US Navy - Coronado,CA

2003-01-21  to  2003-08-28

EWTGPAC intercom rewire.

ABC 7 - Los Angeles, CA

1998-10-01  to  2002-06-10

CBT Systems work on this substantial project began in 1998 with Architectural Consultation and Building Infrastructure Specification Development. It continued on through 1999 with Technical Systems Design Development.

 
In January 2000, CBT Systems and ABC7 agreed to continue their relationship with CBT Systems providing the Detailed System Design, Integration Management, Station Relocation and complete Technical System Integration. These efforts culminated on December 9, 2000 as ABC7 began full time "On-Air" operations from the new facility.
 
Full size mock-ups were utilized to provide ABC7's production personnel the ability to preview and evaluate the console designs and placement in the new Post and Production Control Rooms. From experience, CBT Systems has learned that mock-ups help identify sight lines, equipment placement, and space planning design issues efficiently before being built and installed.
 
CBT Systems assisted ABC7's Management, Engineering and Operations staff, and Project Architect, in developing a facility design that would serve the station with its transition to multi-channel digital broadcasting.

National Semiconductor - San Jose, CA

2001-11-28  to  2002-06-13

Visual media production facility for in house use.

Sportvision Mobile Unit

2002-01-05  to  2002-03-25

Mobile support for computer enhanced live graphics.

World Cup Soccer - Seoul, Korea

2001-09-24  to  2002-07-02

For the 2002 World Cup CBT Systems was tasked with the design and engineering of the broadcast center systems and editing systems for ESPN/ABC Sports.  The entire system was built and comissioned at our San Diego office before being packed up and shipped to Korea.  When on-site CBT Systems managed the set up and operations of the system during the games.

Universal - Universal City, CA

2002-09-13  to  2002-12-04

Video machine room and dubbing facility.

SDSU Athletic Center - San Diego, CA

2001-04-10  to  2001-08-30

Video editing and media display installation.

Cuesta College - San Luis Obispo, CA

2001-03-02  to  2001-11-14

Television facility upgrade.

COX Arena - San Diego, CA

1999-09-17  to  2000-03-04

Production facility in a new community center at SDSU.

KCET - Los Angeles, CA

1997-06-15  to  1999-01-03

The facility houses digital, multi-channel broadcast systems with advanced tapeless editing and production technology islands. CBT Systems had supported this project since the early 1990's with schematic design, architectural, acoustical, electrical, and mechanical specifications, as well as construction coordination.

 
July 1997, CBT Systems began the technical system conceptual design process that included full scale mock-ups of all operational areas, and detailed systems engineering. March 1998, the integration of system elements began with CBT Systems working towards a full facility implementation by late 1998, and "on-air" operations in early 1999.
 
The heart of KCET's new facility is not its new digital router, file severs or automation systems, but rather the building itself. One of the most important aspects of a new or renovated building is the facility's infrastructure. Architectural, acoustical, mechanical, and electrical elements form the solid core from which the technical systems function and personnel operate.

City of Carlsbad - San Diego, CA

1999-07-06  to  1999-10-12

Production facility in a new community center.

Princeton University - Princeton, NJ

1997-01-12  to  1997-04-12

Mobile production van.

Republican Convention - San Diego, CA

1996-05-01  to  1996-08-15

Technical facilities design, engineering and operations management.

Summer Olympic Games - Atlanta, GA

1996-03-25  to  1996-08-19

Operations management.

Americas Cup - San Diego, CA

1994-11-11  to  1995-05-13

Design, engineering and operations management.

Goodwill Games - St Petersburg, Russia

1993-09-14  to  1994-08-07

Design, engineering, and operations management.

Winter Olympics - Lillehammer, Norway

1993-08-09  to  1994-02-27

Design, engineering, and operations management.

Summer Olympics - Barcelona, Spain

1992-01-19  to  1992-08-09

Design, engineering, and operations management.

Americas Cup - San Diego, CA

1991-10-28  to  1992-05-16

Design, engineering, and operations management.