The School of Communication + Journalism television complex (Academic II, room 161) is an excellent resource for students in the Department of Journalism + Media. The studio has a 25-foot-by-40-foot TV studio with floating floor and acoustical walls and ceiling for sound and vibration rejection. It is separately air-conditioned from the building to reduce noise. The studio has a professional lighting grid with approximately 25 fixtures, dimmer control panel on separate electrical supply than the main building, AC outlets and house lighting.
The studio is equipped with three HD cameras with teleprompters on professional studio pedestals, two lit sets, one lighting grid with two control panels, two cycloramas, two Chroma key walls, 10-foot-by-12-foot screen, Final Cut training station, sound mixer, computer, speakers, Surround Sound system, projector, 25 tablet arm chairs, 50 stackable chairs, set chairs, tables, audio, communications, talk-back, IFB and wireless capability.
Adjoining is a 20-foot-by-15-foot master control room that mirrors a professional studio with teleprompter station, clip/still store station, technical director station with 24-input 2 ½ ME video switcher, digital effects station, character generator station, director and assistant director station, monitor wall, and audio as well as IFB, headset communication at all stations.
Also in the studio complex are:
- 8-foot-by-12-foot audio booth equipped with full audio and video support and a 32-channel stereo audio console
- 8-foot-by-10-foot editing room equipped with Avid Express Pro HD with Mojo
- 8-foot-12-foot master equipment room equipped with three full-sized racks that house the electronics to support all the equipment in the studio facility
- NewTek TriCaster (1)
- JVC GY-HM650 ProHD Camcorder (4)
- Varizoom JVC Zoom/Focus Control JVCGY-HM/GYHM (4)
- IKAN VK7-I-S 7” HDMI MNTR/Sony L Battery Plate (4)
- 10-foot-by-12-foot Chroma-GRN background support kit (3)
- Manfrotto 504HD Head W/546B tripod/bag system (4)
- Manfrotto Cine/Vid deluxe dolly F/Spiked FT (3)
- Kata CC-193 Pro-Light video case (4)
- Porta-Com PRO-540 4-Headset Prolink Sys W/H (1)
- Prompter Flex 15 Teleprompter – 15” (3)
- Prompter FLIP-Q Prompting software upgrade (1)
- Prompter wired scroll controller for PC and Mac (1)
- Miscellaneous accessories