ADVISORY – May 28, 2013 Hearing Media

A hearing in Florida vs. Zimmerman is scheduled for 9 AM ET on Tuesday May 28, 2013 in courtroom 5D of the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center.
Only on-site video and audio distribution is planned – NO SATELLITE DISTRIBUTION is planned as of this advisory.  The on-site television feed will be provided via HD-SDI or SD-SDI connections from BNC connectors.
Media outlets working in the parking lot may connect to either the HD or SD feed of the mixed multi-camera courtroom feed.  Either HD 1080i or SD 480 feed will be provided via BNC connectors with embedded audio.  No analog feeds will be available in the parking lot.  All media outlets should plan to connect to either a HD-SDI or SD-SDI signal.

Media outlets working in the parking lot may connect to either the HD or SD feed of the mixed multi-camera courtroom feed. Either HD 1080i or SD 480 feed will be provided via BNC connectors with embedded audio. No analog feeds will be available in the parking lot. All media outlets should plan to connect to either a HD-SDI or SD-SDI signal.

TV trucks should park in the circle area in front of the courthouse.  The pool video & audio connection will be located at this location.

North Media Area (Tight)

North Media Area (Tight)

Analog audio feeds will be available in the first floor media room, a limited number of SDI connections will be available in the 1st floor media room.

No analog video or audio feeds will be made available at the TV truck parking area in the circle.  Broadcast media outlets should plan to take the feed in SDI format  (HD or SD).

Media assigned gavel to gavel seats at the previous hearing will be seated in their assigned seats for the Tuesday hearing. Seating Map: http://cflmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Zimmerman-Seating-Ver-3.pdf
Journalists are encouraged to use the overflow parking lot directly south of the courthouse on 17/92.  A walking bridge has been installed to connect the parking lot.  Parking passes for the trial will be distributed at the Tuesday hearing for journalists in attendance.  No parking pass is required for the overflow lot on Tuesday.
Overflow Media Lot

Overflow Media Lot

Courtroom 1B which will be used for the trial will not be used on Tuesday.
Insession will begin setting up the courtroom pool equipment at 7 AM.

Be advised the Tuesday hearing falls on a day after a holiday which can add to delays and congestion at the security check points.  The judge started the last hearing 2 minutes earlier than the planned start time when all of the players were ready in the courtroom.