Take a Tour of the New “Katie” Studio with Katie and Director Joe Terry

October 6, 2012


The new daytime talk show, “Katie”, on ABC aired for the first time on September 10th. Katie’s new multi-million dollar studio features different sets, a robotically controlled base to move Katie and her guests from one set to another and  a significant number of flat panel displays all driven by 12 channels of Abekas Mira production server.

A feature for Mira Production server designed for multi-screen on set displays is Mira MultiPLAY. This optional software allows a user to load and play clips on all of their Mira channels instantly. This is perfect for talk shows and live production where different topics are discussed. The on-set display monitors can be instantly changed to reflect the topic. This way the set is an extension of the discussion rather than just a background. The Golf Channel uses this technique when they have viewers call in to discuss techniques. A caller concerned about their short game might bring up putting clips to the on-set displays.