Chapter 3The Television Production Facility

“Today you don’t need to spend millions of dollars on equipment to produce high-value broadcasts.”

—Mark Scarpa, Producer and Director, The X Factor Digital

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.

Chromakey: 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, ...

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