Media Studio

Look and sound like an expert

Livestreaming, webinars and recordings

Rates From

$60/hr

$300/day

Zoom Events
Google Meet Google Chat
Skype
Microsoft Teams

Media Studio

Now any small business can stand out from its competitors and grow. The Media Studio has been equipped, making online sound and video recordings take on a professional look and sound for minimal cost and knowledge.

Equipment such as cameras and microphones have been selected based on ease of use with a professional result. Equipment information near end of page.

Setup Assistance

We provide initial setup assistance to gain that perfect lighting, video and sound quality

Equipment, Hints & Tips

To get started we recommend viewing a few of the videos near the bottom of this page. Particularly the video on 3 Point Lighting.

A list of cameras, microphones and other supplied items are details below along with a link to manuals.

Live & Ready To Go

Pixel free, super sharp video with crisp audio with custom background using our lite green screen and 4K Zoom camera

Simply start zoom, select your background and the green screen option, and you are ready to impress.

For further details, visit equipment and informative videos near the end of this page.

Rates

Day Rate starts at 5 hours.

Member's Off-Peak : 50% Discount - From 8pm to 8am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday & Sunday

Booking notes

    • Above prices are for online bookings.

    • Reschedule current bookings anytime online.

    • Cancel current bookings anytime online with full credit with more than 72 hours notice.

    • Manual bookings / alterations not using the online form attract a $50 charge per update.

    • Manual bookings not using the form are at Public rate for each hour.

    • Regular and ongoing bookings, please contact us for quoted rate.

    • The AHBC terms apply to all booking.

    • If you intend to use equipment away from the centre, the day rate applies. You will need to contact us to discuss your requirement in advance.

Capability

COVID-19 Limit 4 people

Suitable for up to 3 people

Features (All Inclusive)

    • iMac Computer with entry level to profession video / audio editing applications.

    • Good noise reduction studio with Green screen or curtain backdrops.

    • Lights, stands, Sony Camcorder, quality microphones, sound mixer (2 channels), headphones and more. See simple how-to-use instruction videos below.

    • Wifi (High Speed)

    • Espresso coffee and other refreshments

Equipment & Application

For details on using the studio equipment and editing application, see section below "AV Supplied Equipment".

WiFi & Printers

To use any of the printers at the centre or to access high speed internet, connect to the AHBC access point. The password can be found on table-top signs or passage display.

Occasional printing (max 10 pages / visit) is included. Click here for further details

Larger and specialised printing, scan to email and computers are available. Click here for further details

Room Size

3.4m x 4.2m

Step 1 - Check Availability

Step 2 - Create or Edit Online Bookings

Step 3 - Check your emails for confirmation and payment details

Editing Applications

    • Range of Apple Apps and MS MacOffice

    • iMovie impressive, fast and easy clip creation.

    • Final Cut Pro-X for professional Video / Audio productions with effects and more.

    • Motion for post-production titles and transition effects in Final Cut Pro-X.

    • Compressor for advanced encoding for distribution

    • Logic Pro X for professional music productions

Recent Video & Podcast Productions

Celluloid Junkies

Celluloid Junkies, three local friends who love to sit around and discuss movies.

Personal Touch Home Cleaning

Website introduction video

Woodside Primary School

War On Waste

Adelaide Hills Real Estate

Tips in selling your home

Creating Professional Media Tips

Final Cut Pro

For making full length documentaries and more

iMovie

Great for everyday video with a large range of special effects

Using Green Screen in iMovie

How to apply green screen effect in iMovie

The 10 YouTube Fundamentals

This framework will help you maximise your potential for long-term success on YouTube.

3 Point Lighting

Simple lighting concepts for great results

Zoom Backgrounds

Get the best from Zoom's Virtual Background, with a green screen.

Green Screen Magic

Getting the best results from a green screen and tips on what to avoid

Google Meet Virtual Background

How to blur or change your Google Meet background

A/V Supplied Equipment

Connections and Cables - If equipment is used with the centres computers, suitable cable are supplied and are located in the store area next to the studio. If you are using your own equipment to interface with media equipment, you will need to check or supply your own cables. Equipment connections types are listed below or from the equipment manuals and visual images of connection types at the end of this page.

Be Prepared - Please discuss any requirement prior to your booking date and allow time on the day to set up and to conduct a test run.

Reporting damage - If equipment is damage or fails to operate correctly, please report to the centre manager or online.

Batteries - Spare "AA" batteries are located in the store area next to the media studio. Do Not place flat batteries with new batteries. Please discard in waste bins.

Microphones

Rødelink Lapel Microphone

Ideal for single voice recordings via wireless connection. Provides full movement freedom with belt pack. The receiver has a standard 3.5mm x 3 connector phone male jack.

Shure BEAT 58 Microphone

High quality hand or hands-free voice recordings. Used by television studios and professional singers. Use a 3 pin XLR Male connector into microphone.

Blue Yeti Microphone

High quality recordings for meetings, interviews, webcasting, podcast. Connects directly to a computer with a standard Type "A" USB Male plug to USB Mini on the Yeti. The microphone also has a 3.5mm Phone jack socket for headphones

Video & Sound

SONY HDR PJ540 HandyCam


No software required to transfer data. Seen as an external memory card

SONY HDR PJ540 HandyCam Specs

Memory

    • MicroSD Card

    • 32 GB flash Internal Storage

Connections

  • Remote micro & headphone 3.5mm Stereo Phone Jack

  • Camera data transfer or direct connect is via Type "A" Male connector or via USB Micro.

  • Input (For projector) and playback output is via HDMI - Micro Type D sockets

Video Capture Resolution:

    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps

    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps

    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps

    • AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 9Mbps

    • AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 5Mbps

    • H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

The Sony Camcorder MTS file

The Sony Camcorder in the media centre producers Advanced Video Coding, High Definition format files with the file extension of .mts. To open the .mts file on your computer, double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .mts file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. The one file will contain all recording clips as a group.

Applications that open a MTS file.

  • Apple iMovie, Finial Cut Pro and QuickTime

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp Media Player 5.6 with WinAHX plug-in

Once you have topped, tailed and edited your video clips using one of the above application, export the video clip to one of the video formats. Eg MP4, FLV, MKV, MOV, AVI etc Tip: Export to a resolution that best fits the purpose. With YouTube, create video in 720p or higher. Doing so will give your videos the HD badge.

Zoom Q2n 4K Webinar / Live Streaming


Perfect for Zoom / Google meetup and other livestreaming applications or use as a camcorder.

No software required. Your computer will detect this device for video and sound when Webcam is selected on startup.

Zoom Q2n 4K Record / Live Streaming Specs

  • Easy startup Modes (AV Recording, Webcam (Livestreaming), Sound recording)

  • HQ 150° angle lens (f2.8/15.2 mm) with 5 Fields of view settings. (Extremely Wide to Narrow)

  • 12 ‘Scene’ options for different lighting environments + Auto.

  • Built-in X/Y stereo microphones

  • Video modes 720p, 1080p and 4K

  • Supplied with 16GB Micro SD (For Record Mode) Approx 3+ hrs @ 720p Modes

Connections

  • Remote Mic and headphones 3.5mm Phone Jack

  • Data transfer / Live Streaming via USB Micro

  • Record Playback HDMI Micro

Memory Card

  • MicroSD Card (Record Mode)

Frame Rates

  • 4K/30fps,

  • 4K/25fps,

  • 4K/24fps,

  • 1080p/60fps,

  • 1080p/50fps,

  • 1080p/30fps,

  • 1080p/25fps,

  • 1080p/24fps,

  • 720p/30fps,

  • 720p/25fps

Mixer / Lighting / Green Screen / Computer / Software

Xenyn Audio Mixer

Lights:

  • Two tripod mounted floodlights (Soft defusers)

  • Spot light (LED) on stand

  • Top and Side green screen lights

Green Screen:

  • 2.4x2.4m Mounted Screen

Connections:

  • Output USB Type "B" Socket

  • 3.5mm Phone Jack for headphones (Stereo and Mono Jacks accepted)

  • Input 3 pin XLR, RCA, 6mm / 3.5mm Phone Jack

Computer & Software

  • Apple iMac 21.5"

  • iMovie (Simple)

  • Final Cut Pro with Compressor, Logic Pro and Motion (Advance to Professional)

  • QuickTime (Click & Record)

  • Audacity (Edit sound recordings)

Connection Types & SD Cards

USB Connections - Type 1 and 2

HDMI Connections

XLR, PHONE & RCA Connections