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Television Production, 15th Edition by Jim Owens, Gerald Millerson

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CHAPTER 3

The Television Production Facility

“For live multicamera production, the control room is where it all comes together. The director has to be ready for anything.”

Don Mink, Director

Terms

Batten: The bar to which studio lights are connected.

Boom pole: A pole that is used to hold a microphone close to a subject.

Camera control unit (CCU): Equipment that controls the camera from a remote position. The CCU includes adjusting the camera, luminance, color correction, aperture, and so on.

Chroma-key: Utilizing a production switcher, the director can replace a specific color (usually green or blue) with another image source (still image, live video, prerecorded material, and so on).

Control room: The television studio control room, sometimes ...

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