The control room of our newest and largest video studio.

HD Studio – Room to Grow
If you have a little more room to grow, or you want to move it up a notch. Below is a list of items to help you get started. Unlike the smaller studio we built the year before, this studio takes us to the next level of live HD production. The Synergy 1 MD Digital Switcher has motion graphic, chroma key and special effects capabilities, and unlike the Blackmagic Multibridge Extreme in our smaller studio, which is limited to two camera hook-ups and static graphic overlays, the Synergy switcher provides multiple input and outputs.

The Synergy 1 MD Digital Production Switcher
Manufactured by Ross, the Synergy 1 MD is a powerful video production switcher. The Synergy 1 MD offers an unbelievably powerful feature set with 16, 26 or 32 serial digital inputs, 16 serial digital outputs, dual UltraChrome™ chroma keyers, 2 effects, plus 2 downstream keyers, up to 4 channels of effects and more… (Download Synergy 1 MD Brochure)

(3) JVC Studio Camera Package
GY-HD250CHU Camcorder Head, 16:9 LCD Viewfinder, Mic Holder, Microphone, SD Memory Card, Th17x5BRM, Fujinon Lens,KA551 Tripod Plate Adapter. (Download GY-HD250U Brochure)

Libec LS85PD Studio Pedestal System
Includes P110 Pedestal, H85 Fluid Head, and 2 PH-7 Pan Arms

(2) Samsung 50 inch PPM50M5H – Plasma TV
Featuring a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366 x 768 native resolution image.

There lots of monitors to choose from these days. We chose the Samsung 50-inch PPM50M5H for size, clarity and its compatibility with our Mac video resolution settings. If you choose another brand, be sure to test it with your computer before you buy. Most vendors would love to let you test one, and in some cases, they will drop off a test model. Pioneer (Elite) and Sony also make wonderful studio monitors.

(2) Chief Mobile Flat Panel Display Cart
PTC-2042 – Max Height of 72″

Blue Sky ProDesk 2.1 Desktop Monitoring System
Includes two SAT 5 MK II speakers and a SUB 8 Universal sub-woofer.

After testing several pairs of studio monitors, these Blue Sky ProDesk 2.1 speakers came to the top. Matter-of-fact, these speakers are the best I’ve heard in my entire life. Every review I found gave these speakers a five-star rating. One review said that after discovering Skywalker Ranch used these in several of their sound design suites, they thought, “Heck, if it’s good enough for George Lucas it’s good enough for me.”

I was surfing the Web the other day and sure enough, you can find them on their Web site. Here’s a picture taken from their QuickTime Virtual Tour.

Mackie Onyx 24.4 – 24 Channel Mixer
4 Bus Medium Format Live Sound.


Wait. Is that me or is that a Onyx Mackie mixer in the Skywalker picture too? We’re using both the 12, 16 and 24 channel Mackie Onyx Mixers. The built in equalizer and talk-back system are a plus.

M-Audio DX4 – Active Desktop Monitor Speakers
Great for talk-back speakers for the Onyx Mackie mixer.

Studio Lighting System Grid
for a 22′ 4” x 40′ 6″ Studio Grid, Curtain and Electrical Light System

System 4 (3.5-ft. radius) Built-in Corner Cyc Wall
12 X 7 X 16 width X 8 Height with cyc lights


Miranda’s Network Series SL-HD1616-R-CP Router
Miranda’s Network Series HD/SD routers are highly affordable and easy to use, and range in size from 16 x 2 up to 128 x 128. The range has been extended with a new 64 x 64 modular router, new customizable panels, and an Ethernet Gateway and Protocol converter, which improve system interconnection.


(3) JVC RM-HP250AU Camera Control Unit
The RM-HP250AU is a multi-core camera control unit capable of both HD and SD operation with a cable extension of up to 100m. The unit has both HD and SD SDI output and has local remote control capability with the RM-LP25U Remote Control Panel.


(2) AJA FS1 Frame Synchronizer and Bi-directional Converter
The AJA FS1 is a universal SD/HD audio/video frame synchronizer and converter. This converter offers an “everything in, everything out” architecture. The FS1 can work simultaneously with both HD and SD video for broadcast quality video and 24-bit audio.


Grass Valley Turbo iDDR Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder
The Grass Valley Turbo iDDR is a digital disk recorder designed to perform a wide variety of VTR functions, while being cost-effective and user-friendly. The Turbo records video directly to memory using MPEG-2 compression technology. Its variety of input options allows quick and easy retrieval of project footage at the touch of a button. Whether the application is live event work or post production, the deck will significantly increase overall efficiency, allowing producers to focus more on the creative process.

The Turbo iDDR can be used to output both SD and HD content simultaneously as well as having full connectivity to external media storage devices. All of these features translate into a highly versatile VTR perfect for high-end studios, live events and editing workstations.

Evertz Microsystems 7700FR-C Multiframe
The 7700FR-C Multiframe from Evertz Microsystems is a frame system designed to hold various digital audio and video modules. Pick and choose among modules to build a custom processing-and-distribution solution that meets your exact needs. This unit can be configured to support both HDTV and analog SDTV. This unit occupies 3U of rack space and supports up to (15) single-slot modules.

(2) MSE Hollywood Pro C Stand 40″
Double Riser Low Profile & Sliding Leg

Sony PVM-14L1 13-Inch Studio Monitor
with 600 Lines, NTSC/PAL

ESE ES 996U 2.3 6 Digit Serial Slave
The ES-996U is a Time Code display featuring 2.3″ high red LED displays. The unit is housed in a black-texture.

(2) Prompter People Broadcast 17 Prompter
Includes FREE PC or Mac* software, 17″color LCD SVGA display

(2) Apple Final Cut Studio 2 Production Software Suite
Final Cut Pro 6, Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Color, Compressor 3, DVD Studio Pro 4

(2) Adobe Production Premium CS3 Software Suite
The bundle includes Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, After Effects CS3 Professional, Premiere Pro CS3, Soundbooth CS3, Encore CS3, and OnLocation CS3. Also included are the components common to CS3 applications. The include Bridge CS3, Version Cue CS3, Device Central CS3, Dynamic Link, Stock Photos, and Acrobat Connect.

3GHz Dual-Core Mac Pro (Video Studio)
with one 23 inch monitor
for recording and monitoring studio cameras

3GHz Dual-Core Mac Pro (Video Studio)
with two 23 inch monitor
for recording and monitoring studio cameras and graphic generator

13-inch 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mac Laptop (video studio)
2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1GB memory, 120GB hard drive, Combo drive
for running 17 inch teleprompter

(5) Final Draft AV (volume license)

(5) iWorks
Graphic generator and video playback

Sonitec Acoustic Foam
24-piece pack, 2-inch Wedge, 12×12-inch, Dark Gray


Mackie Onyx 1620 16-Channel Analog Recording Mixer
with Optional FireWire Card (extra)

(6) Shure SM58-LC – Cardioid Handheld Dynamic Microphone
For audio podcast studio and field use.

M-Audio DX4 – Active Desktop Monitor Speakers
Great for talk-back speakers for the Onyx Mackie mixer.

Audio-Technica AT4040 Microphone
Cardioid Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Capacitor Microphone
Used for higher-end recording

O.C. White Deluxe Microphone Arm and Riser System
Includes: Deluxe Series Microphone Arm and 12-Inch Riser Mount (Black)

Popless Voice Screens Pop Filter Windscreen
with Gooseneck (6″)

(4) Low Profile Die-Cast Mic Stand
This stand adjusts from 9 to 13-inch high and fits standard microphone clips.

Blue Sky International MediaDesk 2.1 Monitoring System
These speakers are the the little brothers to the Blue Sky ProDesk 2.1. With great sound, these speakers are half the cost of its big brother.

JK Audio Broadcast Host
Digital Hybrid Telephone, Audio Line and Microphone Desktop Broadcast Station. This device will allow you to record telephone guest straight into your podcast conversation, while allowing both the guest and several studio host to monitor and participate at the same time. We have this device hooked too a basic analog phone to make and receive our calls.

Mackie HM-54 High Output Rack-mountable
4-Channel Headphone Amp

(6) Sony Headphones
MDR-7506 Circumaural Closed-Back Professional Monitor Headphone.

3GHz Dual-Core Mac Pro Mac (audio studio)
with 23 inch monitor
for video and audio post production suite, (audio studio)

3GHz Dual-Core Mac Pro Mac
(audio studio)
with 23 inch monitor
for audio Podcast Recording

ESE ES 996U 2.3 6 Digit Serial Slave
The ES-996U is a Time Code display featuring 2.3″ high red LED displays. The unit is housed in a black-texture.

Apple Final Cut Studio 2 Production Software Suite
Final Cut Pro 6, Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Color, Compressor 3, DVD Studio Pro 4

Adobe Production Premium CS3 Software Suite
The bundle includes Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, After Effects CS3 Professional, Premiere Pro CS3, Soundbooth CS3, Encore CS3, and OnLocation CS3. Also included are the components common to CS3 applications. The include Bridge CS3, Version Cue CS3, Device Central CS3, Dynamic Link, Stock Photos, and Acrobat Connect.

Final Draft AV (volume license)

iWorks
Graphic generator and video playback

Apple iLife Suite
This bundle includes GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, iWeb, iTunes.
currently using GarageBand and iTunes to record audio podcasts.

3GHz Dual-Core Mac Pro Mac (audio studio)
with 23 inch monitor
for video and audio post production suite, (audio studio)

3GHz Dual-Core Mac Pro Mac
(audio studio)
with 23 inch monitor
for audio Podcast Recording

Sonitec Acoustic Foam
24-piece pack, 2-inch Wedge, 12×12-inch, Dark Gray




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