Facilities & Equipment
Thurston Community Media has a state-of-the-art media production studio, editing suites, and portable equipment that we make available to individuals and organizations so they can create noncommercial media programs for distribution through the TCMedia channels and on-line. Payment of the Equipment & Facilities fee, training and certification is required before our equipment and facilities can be reserved.
Our studio and editing suites are available for community producer by appointment Wednesdays and Fridays 12 pm - 8 pm, Thursday from 2 pm - 8 pm, Saturday from 12 p.m. -6 p.m. Portable equipment may be checked out Tuesday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 pm
Equipment and Facility Fee can be paid annually or as an auto-renewing monthly fee. More about our Equipment and Facility fee can be found here
Our facilities and equipment include:
HIGH DEFINITION 4-CAMERA TV PRODUCTION STUDIO & CONTROL ROOM
The studio has a 30-foot "green screen" wall and a 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 Control Room features a Ross Carbonite switcher, Expression graphics system, AJA KiPro hard drive recorders and a 24 channel Mackie audio board.
Take the "TV Studio Production: Make Your Own TV Show" class to be certified to use the studio. Check the class schedule here.
HD CAMCORDERS 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.
Take the Video Field Production class to be certified to use this equipment. Check the class schedule here.
DSLR CAMERAS AND ACCESSORIES
Our DSLR cameras are Panasonic Lumix GH-5 cameras. We've got additional lenses, ZOOM audio recorders, tripods, and light kits to use with these cameras to bring your creative ideas to life. Take the DSLR Cinematography course or Introduction to DSLR Camera to get certified on this equipment. Check the class schedule here.
EDIT SUITES & LAPTOPS
We use Apple MacIntosh computers as our edit platforms with Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premier editing software.
In addition to the desktop models in our edit suites, we have several laptops that are loaded with the same software that you can check out to edit at home.