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Studio G : How To Use the Space

A guide to using the equipment in the Studio G space and control room
Control Room: General Information

The Studio G Control Room gives users the ability to broadcast their productions live, capture Blu-ray in real-time, and use the station for live-production. The talkback system allows users to communicate easily from the studio to the control room and vise versa. Anyone who wants to be able to use the Studio Cameras must know how to use the Control Room.

The Video & Audio Racks

The two racks in the control room control nearly all of the functions of the room.

There is the Video Rack, located on the left side of the room, and the Audio Rack, located on the right side of the room.


            

The Video Rack (Left)                       -                   The Audio Rack (Right)

 

The Video Rack controls the following:

  • Recording for the studio cameras
  • Black Magic equipment
  • Blu-ray burning
  • VHS or DVD
  • The Acer monitor at the top

The Audio Rack controls the following:

  • Overlay System/Mimo Mac
  • Digital Audio Mixer Mac
  • Digital Video Mixer PC
  • Control Room Audio Speakers
  • Studio Audio Speakers

 

Turning on the Equipment in the Video Rack
  • Find the red power switch towards the top right of the rack 
  • Wait until the power switch illuminates before turning anything else on

UPDATE: Do not turn off the large red switch labeled 'POWER'. The racks will stay on until further notice. (06/2018)

 

 


 

  • Switch on every red switch that lines the top, numbered 1 - 8

 

 


 

  • Press and hold the Power Button on the device labeled 'Teranex' until it turns blue

 

 

This will project whatever the Blackmagic cameras are picking up onto the screen in the control room

 


 

  • Press the Record button on all of the Blackmagic camera boxes. The box labeled 'Cam2' corresponds to the camera that the yellow optical cable labeled 'TWO' is plugged into. To keep it simple, we recommend plugging the cord labeled 'TWO' into the camera in the studio labeled '2'.

 

             

 

Each camera will project onto its corresponding screen in the rack

 


 

  • Press the Record button, allowing the studio cameras to feed into the control room.

 

 

  • If you are recording in real-time on an SD card, enter the SD card AFTER this step. Press record when you are ready to record on the card
Turning on the Equipment in the Audio Rack (Right)

 

  • Look to the upper right to find the red power switch. Wait until it has illuminated before turning anything else on

UPDATE: Do not turn off the large red switch labeled 'POWER'. The racks will stay on until further notice. (06/2018)

 

 


 

Look to the bottom of the rack to see two computer towers

  • Turn on the Mac tower on the left to turn on the Overlay System (Labeled 'Mimo')
  • Turn on the PC tower on the right to turn on the Digital Switcher (You can use the switcher without this)

 

 


 

  • Use this mouse and keyboard for the Digital Switcher computer:

 

 


 

  • Reach behind the right side of the V-Mixer to find the small power button

 

     

 


 

  • Look behind the V-Mixer to find the Mac Mini and turn it on (small circular button on the back). This is the Digital Audio Mixer Mac

 

 


 

  • Turn on both audio interfaces (marked by red and blue arrows)

 

 

The one labeled 'Control Room' controls the audio heard within the Control Room. Turn the volume knob to zero to listen to the audio in headphones

The one below controls the audio heard in the studio

 

Turning on the 'Skyper Mac'

The Mac computer named 'Skyper Mac' allows users to Skype-in interviewees, guest speakers, or other images in real-time. 

 

  • Turn on the Mac tower located underneath the Skyper Mac desk

 

 

The screen is automatically set up as two displays: the computer screen and the Acer TV screen towards the top of the Video Rack. This can be changed to mirror display, but this is not recommended

 

Continue: Using the 'Skyper Mac'