Video Studio, Videographics Lab and Telecine
The Video Studio combines a multiple camera soundstage with light grid and a control room for video mixing and production monitoring. It features a 40x45-foot live shooting space with digital key green and black cycloramas and, when needed for full green-screen work, portable green flooring. Equipment includes digital broadcast-quality cameras with remote camera control units enabling digital signals to be recorded directly to hard drives. Legacy supported videotape formats include Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, DV/DVCAM. In addition to lights hung from the grid, there are Fresnel lens and Softlight instruments on rolling stands, and an array of grip equipment.
The Video Studio’s production control room is built around a Grass Valley video switcher and a Soundcraft audio mixer, while the master control room houses an audio/video router, electronics for the switcher, and patch bays for system flexibility. In addition, an independent Videographics Lab featuring both analog and digital video synthesizers, a Grass Valley switcher, digital video effects units, and industrial video cameras can be integrated via the patch bays.
Multiple Macintosh workstations support ingest, output and processing of full resolution video files in a variety of formats. Available software includes Final Cut Pro X, Adobe CC suite, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve and others. Calibrated monitors are available to check color and compression quality for delivery to a variety of final formats. Files can be shared among networked workstations throughout the School of Film/Video.
The Telecine Room in this facility can be used to make non-sync scan transfers from 16mm film to a variety of digital video formats. Also included is a digital optical printer that supports 16mm and 35mm film formats.