Hardware

Video Studio

1 ETC 96-channel programmable DMX lighting controller board, ceiling mounted lighting grid with: 6 Lowel Fluo-Tec Studio 250 lights, 8 Wybron Cygnus LED lights. 1 VariZoom camera jib camera crane with remote head, 1 Large chromakey fabric, 1 Reflecmedia Chromatte screen, 3 seamless paper rolls on stands – green, white & black, Panasonic HD 17″ field monitor on C-stand, ladders. Additional equipment for use in the Video Studio is available for checkout from the MFACA Library. Please see library page for info on cameras and lighting equipment.

All editing Suites are equipped with latest Apple Mac Pro workstations powered by latest Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and Dual AMD Fire D700 GPUs.

5 Audio Video Workstations

3.0GHz 8-core Intel Xeon E5 CPU with 25MB of L3 cache
64GB (4x16GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC Memory
1TB PCIe-based flash storage
Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each
12TB Thunderbolt 2 RAID System
Black Magic Design Decklink 4K Studio card
Genelec stereo near-field monitoring speaker system with subwoofer.
Flanders Scientific 21.5” HD editing monitor or Ikegami 20” HD editing monitor

 

Additional equipment in the edit suites:
4 Samsung 32″ 4K UHD LCD Displays,
4 Samsung 55″ 4K HD LED TV,
3 Focusrite Saffire Pro40,
3 Ableton Live Push,
3 Roland digital piano / MIDI controller w/ sustain pedal,
3 Mackie Onyx 16 channel mixers,
3 Alesis Midiverb effects processors
AVID Pro Tools S3 Control Surface
Tangent Wave Color Correction Control Panel
Roland TD-9 electronic drum kit / MIDI controller
Fender guitar amplifier
Ampeg bass amplifier
One of the AV suites is a dedicated surround sound room with a Pro Tools HD system. It includes an AVID HDX card, HD I/O, and Genelec surround-sound near-field monitoring speaker system (Center, Left & Right, Surround Left & Right and Subwoofer/LFE)
All workstations use power-conditioned power supplies with additional outlets for personal items such as external hard drives, video camcorders, etc.
7 additional computers in the department are equipped with Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (for use with ProTools software) on Mac workstations.
Pro Tools iLoks and Scarlett 2i2s are also available in library for checkout.

 

Sound Recording Booth

Acoustically isolated recording booth with the following: Blue, Neumann & Audiotechnica studio microphones, balanced audio patchbay, Universal Audio 6176 and Focusrite ISA 430 MKII compressor/limiters, Popper Stoppers, music stand, mic stands with shock mounts, HD monitor with HDMI switcher to connect to workstations, blue tooth mouse and keyboard to connect to workstations.

 

Software

Video production & postproduction
Adobe CC 2017 (Premiere, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, Media Encoder, etc.), RED Cine-X, Final Cut, AVID Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Nuke, VDMX, Modul8, Mad Mapper.
Video effects plugins
Complete collection of Red Giant effects suites: Trapcode, Magic Bullet, Shooter Suite, Effects Suite, Keying Suite, Universe.
Sound & Music production
ProTools HD, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Max/MSP/Jitter, Reason, GarageBand, iTunes, Audition.
Audio effects plug-ins
All standard Pro Tools plugins plus the following: iZotope Ozone, iZotope RX, iZotope Trash, iZotope Nectar, iZotope RX Loudness Control.
Virtual Instrument plug-ins
All standard Pro Tools plugins plus the following: Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate, Arturia V Collection, Hollywood Strings, East West Silk, iZotope Iris, Chipsounds.