Facilities and Equipment

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SCATV provides video equipment and facilities free of charge to members to use for programs on Channel 3. For projects that are not for cablecast on Channel 3, rental rates apply.

Portable Production gear includes:

  • 4 Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCHD camcorders
  • 1 Panasonic AG-HMC 150 AVCHD camcorder
  • 1 Sony HDR FX7 miniDV camcorders (user manual attached below)
  • 1 Sony HVR A1U miniDV camcorder (brochure attached below)
  • 1 Canon EOS Rebel T41
  • 2 Manfrotto monopods
  • 6 Manfrotto tripods
  • 7 SM58 Shure microphones
  • 3 Audio-tecnica condensor microphones
  • 1 V-Tech Dynamic microphone
  • 3 Sony ECM 44B lavalier microphones
  • 2 Sony ECM 77B lavalier microphones
  • 1 Shure omnidirectional condensor microphone
  • 1 ID 1000 LED light
  • 2 ID 500 LED Lights
  • 4 PBL MXFLO 4 600 Watt Fluorescent lights
  • 1 Vidpro Z-96K LED camera light

Studio production facilities

  • Tricaster 855
  • NewTek Virtual Set Editor
  • NewTek Live Text 2
  • 3 Sony HD Cameras
  • 2 46” HDTVs
  • 2 460 Watt Stereo Power Amps
  • Wireless Intercom
  • 21” iMac
  • 3 Sachtler Fluid Head Tripods with dollies
  • Two Teleprompters
  • Dell laptop for prompter software

A host-operated TV studio for live or taped talk shows with Tricaster switcher, three robotic HD cameras,  green screen, roll-ins from a laptop, graphics, and phone for call-ins.

Members must become certified to use the equipment and facilities by either taking the appropriate classes or “testing out” with a staff person.

Editing Equipment includes:

  • 3 IMac’s Edit Room 1
  • 6 Mac Mini’s in the Digital Media Classroom
  • Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Final Cut Express
  • Photoshop
  • Soundtrack
  • LiveType

The Boston Free Radio studio includes three microphones, SD card recording, CD players, and access to email and the Internet during programs. Radio membership and training is required of all BFR program producers. For more information about Boston Free Radio, visit the BFR website.