Studios and Labs
Come around on any Friday afternoon during the semester and you’ll find yourself on the set of a live student-run news show, STN-2 News, where students are news anchors, directors, floor managers, camera operators and technical crew members as they busily set up and produce the weekly program. Students have hands-on experience with the same HD state-of-the-art equipment used by well-known production companies and broadcast networks.
The faculty and students of the School of Communication also use the Kent McCray Television Studio facilities for their introductory and advanced classes in television production. The television studio at the University of Hartford is equipped with the very latest high definition equipment. Our 30’ X 40’ studio—now upgraded to an all-digital workflow—boasts three 1080p Hitachi studio cameras, each with its own Teleprompter, a computerized lighting grid, 30’ X 12’ green screen, a separate control room, audio room and a Green room with a studio monitor. All of the HD video equipment is routed through a ROSS VISION 1 digital switcher that integrates with a new HD video server and Xpression Graphics module. The walls of the studio are outfitted with acoustical tiles which allow the room to double as a sound stage.
In addition the television studio is equipped with digital field production equipment including Sony HXR-NX5U high definition camcorders, field audio and lighting packages, tripods and support materials. There is also a Sony Anycast digital field production unit which enables multiple-camera on-site productions in full high definition quality. AVID and Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere non-linear editing suites round out an excellent post-production facility.