Room updates

GCRStudio 300 recently completed upgrades to four of our rooms to better assist our patrons. Our three Group Collaboration Rooms are used by businesses, students and community groups for meetings and classes.  The media:scape tables make it easy for groups of up to six to share content and collaborate.  The update converted our tables to a new all-digital switch that greatly simplifies the system while increasing the resolution of the screens. This new switch will better detect connected devices and scale readily resulting in a better and more streamlined experience for our patrons. Additionally, we replaced the original monitors with crisper, brighter, and larger dual 48″ screens.

The control room for the two Tricaster television production systems also saw an update. We rearranged the room to better help patrons with the production workflow. We augmented the talkback system for better communication between the control room and the studio itself. Also, we added a duplicate program monitor that can be seen from inside the studio. This monitor greatly assists on-camera talent especially when working with green screen and virtual set technology.Tricaster

Stop by or contact Studio 300 for details about these updates and how you might use them for your own personal and professional projects.

Tweens make TV

Screen Shot 2014-06-14 at 11.57.56 AMThis past week Tween patrons in grades 4-6 came together in our Summer 2014 Tweens TV Camp. The week-long program saw the Tweens make three TV programs. They selected topics – Minecraft, Tae Kwon Do, and Drawing – and then used the Studio 300 Tricaster-based TV studio to make these videos. Enjoy their hard work:


What is 4K TV?

Image The 4K TV format (also known as Ultra HD or UHD) is the next step up from today’s current HD.  4K TV offers four times the resolution of HDTV — that’s 4096 x 2304 pixels vs. HD’s 1920 x 1080.  The 4K format delivers an incredibly clear and detailed image along with significantly larger screen sizes — 85″ to 120″. The 4K TV’s higher resolution also allows you to sit closer to the screen without seeing picture pixelation.

Most of the major manufacturers currently have 4K models available.  Unfortunately, there is only limited content available today.  nvidia-geforce-gtx-4k-batman-arkham-origins-4k-versus-hdAs the number of 4K TVs increase in the market, more 4k content will become available.  The good news is that all new 4K TVs will display regular HD and even upscale the picture to take full advantage of the 4K display.  As with any new technology, the prices are higher than HDTV’s, but that will change in the near future.  If you’re in the market for a big screen TV, 4K might be worth considering.