Vizrt empowers World Heart Beat with video technology
The propel music charity World Heart Beat uses Vizrt’s TriCaster to livestream performances, enable remote learning, train young people in the creative industries
In order to bring TriCaster® to its new studio in Wandsworth, Vizrt is collaborating with London-based music charity World Heart Beat. The video production technology is being used to create and stream a wide variety of content including live performances, help launch new artists’ recordings and enable remote learning sessions.
World Heart Beat was established in 2009 to meet the need for affordable music education for disadvantaged young people, as well as opening pathways into music and creative industries. With an open-door policy to intake, the charity program teaches approximately 425 students per year from South London and beyond; providing over half (55%) with bursary support and with 76% of all learning activities provided for free.
Earlier this year, the charity expanded into a second site in Nine Elms, located in the prestigious Embassy Gardens on the South Bank. As one of the cultural anchors within the Nine Elms’ £15 billion regeneration scheme (dubbed ‘London’s mini-Manhattan’) World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens has raised the bar significantly in terms of its facilities and technology.
Designing and fitting out its new 750m2 space to become one of, if not the UK’s most highly technical 200-capacity auditorium and music venue, complete with multiple teaching spaces and a state-of-the-art recording studio.
Vizrt has joined other AV and media technology’s leading names – including Solid State Logic, Focusrite, and d&b Audiotechnik – in donating equipment to World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens.
In the final deployment, the TriCaster Mini 4K is being used in conjunction with multiple BirdDog 4K cameras, including several located in the auditorium to capture concerts. The two TriCaster solutions are installed in the HEARST Broadcasting Suite and connected to the building’s cabling network, which includes more than 80km of Fiber Optic, Cat 6a and Analogue cables, installed by internationally renowned firm, White Light.
Gero also emphasizes the contribution that TriCaster is making to the overall facility where the focus was to build a superbly highly tech, acoustically beautiful, boutique venue while optimizing AV technology.