Facilities & Equipment
Thurston Community Media has a state-of-the-art media production facility. We make our facilities and equipment available to members so they can create noncommercial media programs for distribution through the TCMedia channels and on-line. Members must be trained and certified before they can reserve any of our equipment.
Our facilities and equipment include:
High definition multi-camera studio. The studio has a 30 foot "green screen" wall and professional lighting grid. There are two cameras with teleprompters and two cameras mounted on robotic pan-tilt heads that are operated in the control room. The Studio can be reserved for 4-hour blocks during our regular operating hoursControl Room features a Ross Carbonite switcher, Expression graphics system, AJA KiPro hard drive recorders and a 24 channel Mackie audio board. The Control Room can be reserved for 4-hour blocks of time during our operating hours.
Portable Equipment for field production - our portable field cameras are Sony AX2000 cameras. They record on SDHC cards. We have all the necessary accessories for successful recording including tripods, microphones, and portable lighting kits. Portable equipment can be checked out for 48 hours at a time.
Editing Platforms - We use Apple MacIntosh computers as our edit platforms and teach Final Cut Pro X as our editing software package.
In addition to the desktop models in our edit suites, we have several laptops that are loaded with the same software. Laptops can be checked out for 48 hours at a time.