Future Grade

Mercedes & ESPN Mobile Production Sprinter

ESPN called upon their trusted production studio and build partner, Future Grade Technologies, to build a first-of-its kind mobile live production studio and control room, all within a Mercedes Sprinter Van.  The ESPN College Game Day Sprinter now produces weekly game content, direct to broadcast, redefining the boundaries of on-the-go content creation.

A custom built, state of the art, live production content studio...
on wheels.

The Mercedes Benz & ESPN College Day Sprinter van is a prime example of how specialized workflows, cutting-edge technology and creative design can transform any space into something incredibly unique and groundbreaking for live content creation. This endeavor marks a significant stride towards the future of podcasting and broadcasting, emphasizing flexibility, efficiency, and the ability to take a show on the road.

 
 

Turning tight-space challenges into a unique feature of the studio.

As spacious and luxurious as a Mercedes sprinter van can be, it also be a little tight for a multi camera live production set.  Using Future Grade’s expertise in studio fabrication, technical design and streamlined systems integration, we turned this Sprinter Van into an incredibly intimate and unique production set, with three different mounted PTZ camera angles, end to end discrete professional audio, ISO camera recording, satellite + cellular bonded remote connectivity, and so much more.

Robust functionality,
in consolidated,
easy to use control surfaces.

In collaboration with Mathews Specialty Vehicles, a control station desk was devised to house the core of the A/V, record, capture, encoding, and control panels, all condensed into the most compact form factor possible.

The result is a fully operable live production console, from both onsite, and over IP from anywhere in the world.  Future Grade’s approach ensures every studio is designed TO facilitate remote REMI (Remote Integration Model) production AND rapid deployment, with a short setup time of under 10 minutes to go live.

ENDLESS CUSTOMIZABLE FEATURES

Diverse Range of Features Integrated into the studio

CINEMATIC VIDEO

4K PTZ Robo camera controlled via IP. Fully automated with presets and scenes.

VIDEO SWITCHER

PRODUCTION SWITCHING

4K capable broadcast platforms for switching and routing loaded with advanced live mixing features

DIGITAL AUDIO

32-Channel digital audio mixer for high quality and low latency studio audio.

STUDIO MICS

High fidelity podcast super-cardioid directional microphone with built-in noise filters

STUDIO LIGHTING

STUDIO LIGHTING

Tunable RGB LEDs with ultra-high color rendering applied to individual pixels or the whole tube.

FG INTERNET SOLUTION

NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

Robust and fail-safe network infrastructure with bonded networking with Satellite internet for ZERO down time.

POWER DISTRIBUTION

Efficient power distribution with UPS for uninterrupted podcast.

FG ESPN SprinterLabs 02

REMOTE ACCESS & CONTROL

Take full control of the Sprinter Labs virtually from anywhere using the Future Grade’s network and produce REMI production

CINEMATIC VIDEO

4K PTZ Robo camera controlled via IP. Fully automated with presets and scenes.

VIDEO SWITCHER

PRODUCTION SWITCHING

4K capable broadcast platforms for switching and routing loaded with advanced live mixing features

DIGITAL AUDIO

32-Channel digital audio mixer for high quality and low latency studio audio.

STUDIO MICS

High fidelity podcast super-cardioid directional microphone with built-in noise filters

STUDIO LIGHTING

STUDIO LIGHTING

Tunable RGB LEDs with ultra-high color rendering applied to individual pixels or the whole tube.

FG INTERNET SOLUTION

NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

Robust and fail-safe network infrastructure with bonded networking with Satellite internet for ZERO down time.

POWER DISTRIBUTION

Efficient power distribution with UPS for uninterrupted podcast.


FG ESPN SprinterLabs 02

REMOTE ACCESS & CONTROL

Take full control of the Sprinter Labs virtually from anywhere using the Future Grade’s network and produce REMI production

SPRINTER LABS: THE ESPN & MERCEDES CONTENT SERIES

THE PRIMETIME, 5 EPISODE MINI SERIES "SPRINTER LABS" REVEALS THE COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS BEHIND CREATING THE ESPN SPRINTER BUILD (WITH CAMEOS FROM THE FUTURE GRADE TEAM!).

BEHIND THE ESPN SPRINTER VAN BUILD

FEATURING FUTURE GRADE'S PROPRIETARY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
WORKFLOWS & ALL-IN-ONE LIVE PRODUCTION RACKS

Featured Technology Partners

Our partners include the foremost leaders within live production, camera and networking technology, offering our clients the most advanced and reliable technological solutions available (and exclusive Future Grade product lines).

 
 

Contact us

Want to join ESPN, Mercedes, Pat McAfee Show and many more taking their studio and content to the next level? Contact Future Grade today for a free consultation and assessment of your project.

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