The room has the following physical characteristics:
The room is painted in "white dove eggshell" paint manufactured by Benjamin Moore.
Two computers, one Sun and one PC, are placed in the podium desk for projecting slides and viewing network participants. Another Sun and PC control the booth hardware and digitize and encode the audio and video signals.
The podium console (lectern) has space for
Our console was custom-made by Hogg's Cabinet Shop (contact: Bill Dillon; 717.529.2522; fax: 717 529 6637), but there are off-the-shelf versions as well, including Nova, ($2200) or Mediatech Smart Lectern, KSI, SMARTdesk.
Presentations can be captured by an overhead camera, from an electronic whiteboard, from regular whiteboards, from transparencies via a light-box or through a scan converter.
All video signals are carried as Y/C (S-Video) for improved clarity, particularly when using the scan converter. A minimum resolution of 450 vertical lines is maintained throughout. CVN still uses composite video. A converter translates between the two formats.
Instead of a scan converter, it may be advantageous to use a graphics card with built-in NTSC output.
We use a fiber-optic security system manufactured by LightGuardian (see also Minatronics).
|40||student microphones (attach to workstation)||Koss M/5||Koss||$10|
|1||wireless microphones, lavalier||Sony WRT820AM44, with lavalier ECM-44BMP||Vidicomp||$737|
|1||wireless microphone, handheld||Sony WRT810A||Vidicomp||$703|
|1||wireless microphone receiver, 2 channels||Sony WRR840A||Miller||$1500|
|1||analog audio mixer (inputs: 2 wireless microphones, phone, technician control microphone; 5 stereo inputs: workstation output [network audio], podium line level input, VCR, satellite TV, DVD/CD, CVN studio; 4 busses and aux outputs to allow routing of various subsets to tape, amplifier and network)||Mackie CR1604VLZ||Vidicomp||$789|
|1||feedback eliminator||Behringer Feedback Eliminator||VCA||$181|
|1||amplifier for "front-of-house"||Mackie M-1400i||Vidicomp||$448|
|1||amplifier for ceiling speakers||Sony STR DE-915|
|2||speakers for "front-of-house"||JBL 4722A||Vidicomp||$735|
|2||phones (control booth, front desk)|
|2||XGA LCD projection system||Epson PowerLite 7000 XB||$7,000|
|1||DVD player||Sony DVP 5300||$|
|1||frame grabber for workstation||Osprey 150 (PCI bus)||Osprey||$359.10|
|1||frame grabber for PC||Osprey 100 (PCI bus)||Osprey||$179.10|
|2||analog video mixer (4 cameras, frame grabber, CVN camera)||Panasonic WJ-MX20, details||Vidicomp||$995|
|1||video titler||Panasonic WJ-KB50||Vidicomp||$520|
|1||conversion between composite and Y/C video||Kramer KR-10D||B&H||$269.00|
|2||scan converter for NTSC video output (podium for slides, booth for recording)||Extron Super Emotia II GX scan converter||$2,595|
|1||computer video matrix switch (input: 2 podium computers, laptop, booth Sun; output: scan converter, 2 video projectors)||Extron CrossPoint 84A (8x4)||$|
|2||S-VHS VCR (recording, playback)||Panasonic AG-1980||FullCompass||$1,195|
|4||motorized cameras (center instructor, left instructor, class, overhead)||Sony EVID30||Vidicomp||$975|
|1||S-video switch (input: CVN, scan converter, DVD, satellite TV, VCR, mixer1 output; output: mixer, projectors left/right, PC, Sun workstation, CVN)||Knox 8x8 Y/C matrix switch||Vidicomp||$1,533.00|
|5||9" video monitors (booth; 4 cameras, output)||JVC 910SU||Vidicomp||$598|
|1||14" video monitor for podium||Sony PVM-14N1U||Vidicomp||$458|
|1||LED display ("On Air", countdown, time, questions), 1x16||Canford Audio||$300|
|1||MPEG I encoder board (Windows NT)||MPEGator||Visible Light||$1425|
|1||MPEG encoding software (NT)||$249|
|1||8-port serial adapter for camera control (4 ports), video mixers, LED display||Central Data PCI-8, documentation||$595|
|1||projection screen, 9', mechanical|
|1||electronic whiteboard||SoftBoard, with pens and shipping||Excel||$3,101|
We need a means for recording engineer to communicate with instructor:
Need TV monitor for backup seats. 27" monitors (about $600) will suffice.
Install a podium touchscreen monitor (e.g., Reflex) for