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Capitol Upgrade!

Turn Key Project: 50’ x 42’ Studio

  • Design and Development
  • Fabrication, Shipping and Installation


  • 55” Primeview 4 wide x 3 high (center background)
  • 55” Primeview 3 wide x 3 high (presentation wall)
  • 80” Touchscreen in Weather Center
  • 20’ x 7’ Color changing Lightbox (Chroma Key Presentation)

CBS wanted to upgrade their major O&O’s and create a consistent look across the country. After upgrading the number two market in the country, KCBS in Los Angeles, BDI would go on to design other CBS O&O’s. BDI continued this new look with a few custom twists in each market to make it their own.  The consistent look included either a (4×3) or a (5×3) 55” LCD video wall directly behind the talent. A (3×3) 55” video wall was designed to be used as backdrop for the sports and special reports anchors from the desk. This video wall also provides transitional camera shots from the co-anchors to standing talent at the display for impressive presentations.

At KOVR along with these displays we added a 16’ foot RGB light box that enabled a RGB green to be used as a large format chroma key. This light box could then be switched to alternate colors when not in use to eliminate chroma key bleeding. In the Weather Center a touch a screen monitor is used in the foreground and there is a working Weather center in the background. All this was done with a clean, contemporary look that featured color changing accents throughout the set for flexibility.

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