Media Studio

Lights, Camera, Action! That's a Wrap!

COVID - Max 3 persons & limit of 2 hours where possible.

Do not to access the centre if you or any of your group are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.

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.

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.

Capability

Small group of 2 to 3 people

Features (All Inclusive)

    • iMac Computer with range of entry level to profession video / audio editing applications. See "Editing Applications" details below
    • Acoustic reduction studio
    • Green screen or curtain backdrop.
    • Lighting & Stands
    • Clacker board to match video to sound recordings.
    • Microphones - High quality Shure, Blue Yeti and wireless Rødelink Lapel Microphone.
    • Sound mixer (2 channels) and headphones
    • Video Camera - Simple to use, high quality Sony HDR PJ540. See specifications below.
    • Editing Suite of Apps. (See list below)
    • Wifi (High Speed)
    • Espresso coffee and other refreshments

Benefits

Fitted with all round noise absorbing curtains making this space perfect for quality sound recordings.

The Green Screen adds a magical capability whereby an image or prerecorded video can be substituted into the background of your video production.

The Media Studio is equipped with very easy to use equipment. Assistance can be provided on request for lighting and use of equipment.

Sony Camcorder has internal 32GB memory or you can record to a removable Micro SD Card. Micro SD Cards can be purchased when booking online. See "Extra Resources"

Rates

    • Members : $40/hour or $200/day
    • Not For Profit Members : $20/hour or $100/day
    • Day Rate starts from 5 hours.
    • Member's Off-Peak : 50% Discount - From 8pm to 8am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday & Sunday
    • Public : $80/hour

Regular Bookings

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

Extras

    • Please use online form - Non online bookings, reschedule or cancellation will attract an addition $50 per item.
    • Clean up cost if space not returned in good order. $100.

Equipment & Application

For details on using the studio equipment and editing application see videos below and equipment manual

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.

Step 1 - Check Availability

Step 2 - Create or Edit Booking

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

How we record an episode of Celluloid Junkies

PersonalTouch Home Cleaning

Website introduction video

Woodside Primary School

War On Waste

Adelaide Hills Real Estate

Tips in selling your home

Recent Podcast

Celluloid Junkies, three local friends who love to sit around and discuss movies. They figured, why not record it and let other people listen, too? And so was born this podcast and now recorded at the Adelaide Hills Business Centre's Media Studio.

Click here or the logo image and listen in - George Miller's Mad Max, Fury Road 2015.

Tips Creating Professional Media

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 maximize your potential for long-term success on YouTube.

3 Point Lighting

Simple lighting concepts for great results

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 toa resolution that best fits the purpose. With YouTube, create video in 720p or higher. Doing so will give your videos the HD badge.

A/V Supplied Equipment

Rødelink Lapel Microphone

Shure BEAT 58 Microphone

Blue Yeti Microphone

Xenyn Audio Mixer

SONY HDR PJ540 HandyCam

SONY HDR PJ540 HandyCam Specs

Memory

      • Memory Stick Micro (M2), microSD cards
      • 32 GB flash Internal Storage

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