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Deakin University’s Television Studio on the Melbourne Burwood Campus is currently undergoing an intensive technical and environmental upgrade.
The television studio is currently being upgraded from standard definition to high definition format as part of the HD digital upgrade across the Film & Video program. The national switch from analogue television broadcast services to digital services has begun and is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2013. The Deakin TV studio upgrade is in line with the industry moving to HD as the acquisition and broadcast standard. This upgrade will ensure students have access to high end, industry standard equipment to prepare them for professional practice.
The upgrade includes Sony Digital HD cameras and systems, a Panasonic 16 channel multi-format Vision Switcher, a new 24 channel audio mixing console and workstation, world class engineering monitoring and equipment, plus a complete revamp of the control room environment.
Luke Raisbeck, Deakin's Studio Technician, says
"The studio upgrade is very exciting, as it will not only bring us in line with HD Television standards, but also give our students a lot more flexibility in TV Production."
We are also installing the highest standard in tapeless recording and playback systems. Our HD EVS will allow us to not only train and educate students on broadcast industry equipment, it will also add a completely tapeless workflow throughout the studio and across the existing EDITSHARE network.
As the deadline was tight (3 months to complete) we enlisted the team at Videocraft to provide the right advice, support and equipment, this has been a very helpful and highly professional addition to the studio upgrade process.
News has also spread to the broadcast sector, Mike Lewis (Network Ten’s Broadcast Operations Manager) said "We are very excited by the upgrade at Deakin, which will undoubtedly lead to students getting jobs in the industry - we look forward to the results, well done."
Works are underway and are to be completed ready for use in Trimester 1 (March 2011).
The Mutant Way and Marngrook Footy Show are some of the TV shows recently produced from Deakin TV studio.