About FDA

Studio Capabilities

Video is one of the most effective communication tools available today because of its interactive and visual communication benefits, improved accessibility, productivity, and affordability. DCM is the choice for a full range of government video productions.

Why DCM? Because we breathe life into government productions.

Broadcast Capabilities

Collage of the FDA Studio's Grass Valley Karerra video switcher, a Scene from our food label program being shot on green-screen, and a studio camera with 20 inch teleprompter head.
  • 64’ x 64’ live studio
  • 6 HD broadcast cameras
  • 1 35’ Jib camera
  • 4 large screen rear projection monitors
  • video switcher with 8 channels of DVE
  • broadcast design
  • delivery via satellite feeds/fiber
  • private green room
  • 20×20 Chroma green screen
  • 4, 20” teleprompter hoods
  • 1 hand-held camera
  • studio teleprompters
  • live graphics playout for PPT, Adobe, etc.
  • graphics
  • live streaming, webcasting
  • on demand/DVD delivery

Control Room Capabilities

Collage of the FDA Studio’s Grass Valley Karerra video switcher, broadcast control room, and the Audio Finishing part of the seven AVID editing suite complex.

Our newly updated control room features seating for three subject matter experts plus six to eight additional individuals, along with a video wall featuring four 70” monitors capable of displaying up to 48 different sources. Other features include:

  • 3 M/E Grass Valley Karerra Video Switcher
  • 10 channel Still Store
  • software-based teleprompter system
  • Matrix intercom system
  • 8 wireless lavaliere microphones
  • 8 dedicated lines for dial-in interaction or listen-only
  • instant replay audio playback
  • 8 channels of DVE
  • 2 channel Chyron Character Generator
  • live graphics playout for PPT / Adobe, etc.
  • 48 track audio mixing console
  • client conference area
  • 4 channels of wireless IFB

Editing Capabilities

Edit Two part of the FDA Studio’s seven AVID editing suite complex.

Comfortable and spacious, our edit suites are equipped with the latest video and audio editing technology operated by our highly skilled, highly accomplished team of editors.

  • 6 separate editing suites
  • Avid Interplay with ISIS 5000 shared edit environment
  • 5 Avid Media Composer (v7.0) edit systems
  • Protools 13 Digital Audio Workstation

Field Production Capabilities

FDA Studio’s field production team recording a food safety program.

FDA Digital Media Studios has the ability to bring the production to you. Our extensive remote technology capabilities include:

  • multi-camera, portable field production systems with video playback, graphics, and webcasts
  • 6 field cameras
  • portable field webcasting systems
  • portable lighting and audio technology
  • 8 robotic cameras
  • portable green screen
  • audience polling, instant messaging, Q&A capabilities

Live Streaming Capabilities

FDA Studio’s field production team conducting a live webcast talk show.

We combine video streaming with interactive features and graphic elements to create an experience that will captivate your audience. Capabilities include:

  • multi-camera live streaming
  • web conferencing
  • distance learning
  • audience polling and Q&A capabilities
  • online training
  • inter-agency communications

Additional Facility Highlights

Telephone and chat messages screeners during a live broadcast.
  • dedicated video operation station
  • precise color-matching of cameras
  • video fiber connections to Washington, DC fiber hub/other uplink facilities for satellite transmissions
  • live 12-line toll free telephone system for audience interaction
  • live webcasting of studio events, with audience polling, question and answer
  • video formats supported: XDCAM-HD, DVCProHD, Digital BetaCam, Betacam-SP, DVCPro
  • 8 channels of HD broadcast server playback and record capabilities

Comprehensive Production Services

Collage of the talk show set in our main studio, Edit One part of the FDA Studio’s seven AVID editing suite complex, and our field production team conducting a live webcast talk show.
  • strategic planning and concept development
  • content development
  • scriptwriting and oversight
  • makeup and wardrobe
  • casting
  • 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics, visual FX
  • voiceover recording
  • production scheduling
  • treatment and shot list development
  • full production crewing
  • production design
  • video editing
  • color correction
  • audio post production services

Extensive Project Range

Collage of FDA Studio’s field production team recording a food safety program, and our live field webcasting system.

FDA Digital Media Studios has the experience, creativity, and technology to deliver superior video productions that will both inform and entertain your audience. Types of projects we produce include:

  • training videos
  • consumer-oriented videos
  • scientific videos
  • internal communications
  • mini documentaries
  • informational videos
  • animated videos
  • interview segments
  • public service announcements
  • creative concepts

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