(Nashville, TN) Sunrise Entertainment of Nashville has raised (or in this instance, shrunk!) the bar in High Definition multi-camera filming.  During the last week of June 2007, Sunrise invited Dr. Bobby Jones, the Ambassador of Gospel Music, and 50 of his closest friends, all Gospel superstars in their own right, to film and record Faith Unscripted: Dr. Bobby Jones at Ocean Way Studio in Nashville. 

Due to the limited space of  this restored church, now state of the art audio facility, Sunrise decided to experiment with new and smaller techniques of High Definition production.  Robert Swope, Executive Producer and Director of the project explains, “We had a very tight space to get a 5 camera rig into, so we decided to try the new Sony AnyCast switcher cutting live feeds from 4 Sony Z1U’s and one Sony V1U.   We had a 15’ jib moving a Z1 with a wide angle lens, and we used the V1, with its’ remarkable 20x lens, for extreme close ups.  The rig worked flawlessly and I’m amazed that the entire package fits into 5 cases and weighs under 400 lbs including the jib!”  Swope says he believes that this is the most compact 1080i 5 camera rig anywhere. 

An HDMI signal from cameras was run to the AnyCast station while recording 48 track 5.1 Surround Sound audio through an SSL console for the CD/DVD release. 

“We think this is the first application of the AnyCast station for a multi-cam concert environment,” says Swope.  Sunrise found that when you have short cable runs, the AnyCast station driving the HDV format cameras is superb.  Further, iso tapes were recorded directly into each camera without having to worry about external vtrs, with a line cut was recorded on a HDV vtr.

Faith Unscripted: Dr. Bobby Jones is a CD/DVD combo package on the Sunrise Music Group label scheduled to be released on September 4, 2007.   Dr. Bobby Jones was joined by over 70 artists including Tye Tribbett, Karen Clark Sheard, Micah Stampley, Joe Ligon, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Derrick Lee, Darrel Petties and others in this celebration of Gospel Music.

Sunrise Entertainment is based in Nashville, Tennessee and provides a wide range of production, broadcast, promotion and distribution services around the world. While Sunrise Entertainment maintains working and/or partner relationships with companies worldwide, all creative is handled in-house. For more information, visit Contact: Regina Roberts-Swope at 615.202.7347.

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