TRF

Tufte Performance & Production Center Television Studios



The Television Studios are located in the Tufte Performance and Production Center (PPC), 10 Boylston Place, 8th Floor.

The teaching facility is composed of a classroom inside a standard television control room. It provides space for lectures, demonstrations, viewings and critiques, as well as use of the standard control room video equipment and production systems. The professional 40’ X 28’ sound-treated studio contains professional cameras, a computer-driven lighting control system and other items needed for live production.

The studios are interconnected with the Journalism TV Facilities, the Emerson Television Channels, the Semel Theater, The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, the Cutler Majestic Theatre, and Boston Neighborhood Network, Boston’s public access cable station.

The Teaching and Control Room B

The teaching complex has the following production systems and equipment:

  • Sony DVS 9000 production switcher
  • Sony Audio-Follow-Video routing network
  • Abekas Mira Playback Server  (four channels)
  • Access to Isilon, Emerson’s high-speed network media storage system
  • Two Sony DSR-1800 digital video recorders and two Sony DSR-2000 digital video recorders
  • Panasonic AJ-D455 digital video recorder
  • Chyron LEX character generation system
  • Full complement of Sony professional video monitors
  • RTS Intercom system
  • GF224/12 Yamaha audio mixer
  • DigiCart audio storage system
  • Sony MDS-E12 mini disc deck
  • Sony PCM-R500 digital audio recorder
  • Tascam CD-01U CD players
  • Complement of standard microphones and accessories
  • Two Genelec audio monitors
  • Two Anchor AN-1000X audio monitors
  • Dorrough Audio metering
  • Four Sony DXC-D35WS 3-CCD cameras with Fujinon 16x servo lenses (16:9 & 4:3 aspect ratio capable)
  • Vinton ProPed pedestals fitted with Vinton Vision 250 Pan/Tilt heads & QVC FDP-15-HB teleprompters
  • A full complement of standard television lighting instruments and an ETC Express computer lighting system with 48 dimmer connections

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Di Bona Family Production Studio A

The 40’ X 43’ Di Bona Family Television Studio is comparable in size to network–affiliated television stations and production houses. This studio has a 14’ grid, a full complement of television lighting instruments controlled by a computer lighting system with dimmers. There is a Chromatte green-screen matting system and a curved hard infinity wall. Audience seating capacity is 65.

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Di Bona Control Room

The 25’ X 21’ Di Bona control room was designed by Sony professionals in conjunction with academic and TRF specialists and creates the same environment found at advanced TV facilities in the United States. The heart of this facility is the Sony DVS 9000 Production Switcher, capable of complex real-time special effects utilizing state-of-the-art digital programming. Network-level Chyron HyperX3 character generation is available, along with Chyron XClyps still and motion image storage. The facility features a SSL-centered audio mix suite enabling advanced audio production for television and film recording.

The Di Bona Family control room includes the following production systems and equipment:

  • Sony DVS 9000 vision switcher with three banks of mix effects and DME
  • Sony AFV routing network
  • Four Sony DXC-D50WS 3-CCD cameras with Fujinon 16x servo lenses (16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio capable)
  • Vinton ProPed pedestals with Vinton Vision 250 Pan/Tilt heads, with QVC FDP-15-HB teleprompters
  • Abekas Mira Playback Server  (four channels)
  • Access to Isilon, Emerson’s high-speed network media storage system
  • Two Sony DSR 1800 digital video recorders and 2 Sony DSR 2000 digital video recorders
  • Panasonic DMR-ES15 DVD Recorder
  • Evertz Multiview large-screen monitoring system with 48 active inputs
  • Chyron HyperX3 character generator with Lyric Pro 8 software
  • Chyron XClyps multi-format production clip server

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Audio A Suite

The Audio A Suite includes:

  • Sold State Logic SSL C-10 HD 5.1 Broadcast Audio Console
  • Dorrough Audio metering
  • DigiCart audio storage system
  • Sony MDS-E12 mini disc deck
  • Sony PCM-R500 digital audio recorder
  • Tascam CD-01U CD players
  • Complement of standard microphones and accessories
  • Two Genelec audio monitors
  • Two Anchor AN 1000X audio monitors
  • One Fisher Audio Mike Boom with Perambulator

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Di Bona Family Studio

The studio features:

  • A full complement of standard television lighting instruments and an ETC dual processor Obsession II computer lighting system with 98 dimmers
  • A curved hard infinity wall (cyc)
  • Chroma Green curtain
  • Chromatte curtain with LiteRing
  • Grip Cart withflags, C-Stands, Combo Stands, Apple boxes, scrims, etc.
  • Risers, flats, news desk, and other miscellaneous props

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