Toronto Broadcast Centre

Studio 40

The largest purpose built multi-camera capable studio soundstage in Canada.

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Specifications
Size

129' ft. x 103' ft., 13,287 sq. ft.

Height

60 ft. at south side, 52 ft. at north side

Loading Door Clearance

15 ft. wide x 18 ft. high

Cyc
  • 2 tracks located 5 ft. and 5.5 ft. from wall
  • Black velour limbo at 35 ft. high, full studio surround plus one 20 ft. panel
  • Fabric perforated cyc 35 ft. high x 250 ft. wide
    Front scrim available
  • Cyc pit runs 2/3 of the southern perimeter of the studio
  • Cyc lighting fixtures are permanently installed, with color scrollers
  • The bottom cyc is in the pit, no masking ground row is required, the top cyc is on perimeter battens
Power
  • 600 A, 3 Ø for film production, plus power though lighting batten outlets via 1171 CD 90 dimmers
  • 200 A, 3 Ø, isolated ground audio power
Grid / Battens / Lighting Infrastructure

Lighting battens and control:
 

  • The lighting system is also computer controlled
  • 58 motorized lighting battens surrounding the studio in 2 rows, for cyc lighting
  • 106 motorized lighting battens in 17 rows of 6, running east to west
  • DMX network to every batten, patchable individually
  • 120/208 1Ø AC (Non Dim) to every batten, switchable via DMX
  • GrandMA2 Lighting Console

Follow spot platforms:

Studio 40 is equipped with 3 follow spot locations for large followspots at the north end of the studio. The platforms are at the 24 ft. level, there is one centre spot position, one in the NW corner and one in the NE corner of the studio. Smaller followspots can also be mounted on the catwalk that surrounds the studio at the 33 ft. level.

Staging / Fly System
  • State of the art Niscon Raynok control system
  • 84 motorized, computer controlled battens, 22 feet in length
  • 3 battens per line running east/west
  • 212 kg/440 lb. Maximum capacity per batten
  • 21 battens fly to 60 ft. maximum at north side
  • 63 battens fly to 52 ft. maximum at south side