Production Facilities

Digital Media Communications provides University Communications with a full range of production and post-production options. The department supports stories covering University research, faculty, alumni, students, broadcast commercials, social media campaigns, Chancellor Speakers and key event videos.  We are visual storytellers helping you to build an emotional connection with your audience about your topic.  We provide a variety of distribution formats to reach a wide and diverse audience.  From posting to social media, live streaming, embedding in websites, airing on UNC Charlotte Cable Television, or a combination of these outlets, we can tell the story about UNC Charlotte, and provide you with the expertise to help you reach your audience effectively.

Craig Berlin, Senior Director of Digital Communications is available to discuss your production needs.

Equipment and Facilities

Main Studio

Digital Media Communications is equipped with a studio space (35’ W x 30’ L x 11.5 H) that can handle green/blue screen work, 4 camera live HD studio production with virtual or physical sets, backdrops including blackout, commercial shoots, webcasting and everything short of vehicle footage.  It includes a Leprecon 624 dimmer, isolated power on (24) 20-amp circuits with (48) 3-Pin Stage receptacles and a wide variety of lighting instruments. The studio is located in the main library and is isolated from any exterior noise.

Insert Studio

Our second recording space is perfectly configured for small webcasts of 1-4 people or professional live shot services with IFB via Dejero bonded cellular services or Professional Skype.

Field Production

Cameras are Panasonic Varicam LTs and Canon C500sView Varicam LT sample footage from Panasonic, and learn more about Panasonic P2 and RAW. Camera support and stabilization systems include a multitude of Sactler Tripods, a Cineslider, an easyrig and a Grimsey. 

Panasonic Varicam


Odyssey 7Q+

 


Post Production 

Editing is carried out on one of three Avid Media Composer Nitris systems, which are tied into a central Avid NEXUS/ISIS SAN.  As a result of our infrastructure, all projects are backed up centrally, and not affected by any single system failure.  Color grading is performed at acquisition via Filmlights Daylight application and all edit suites include Baselight for final color correction. Additionally these stations feature the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite from Photoshop and Illustrator to After Effects and Premiere Pro. Dailies can easily be produced and uploaded to the web for clients to review footage or edits from their office or home.

Streaming Video

Digital Communication Services has been successful streaming a wide variety of University events for over 10 years.   We can handle basic speaker feeds or elaborate live events with remote locations and complex graphics packages, while simultaneously providing streams to Facebook Live and Livestream.  To ensure best viewer experience, and that services are not lost we employ redundancy in both our encoders and our switching systems.  Live production is provided by three Newtek TriCaster units and 2 Wirecast stations.  By employing Dejero bonded cellular systems we can augment your live event with feeds normally inaccessible to traditional LAN or fiber connections.

          

For more information:

Avid systems
Filmlight
Adobe Creative Cloud
Canon
Panasonic