The MATV facility is centrally located in downtown Malden Square at 145 Pleasant St. Full front windows allow a view for passers-by into the front lobby, master control, and the main studio – often busy day and night with community TV productions, classes, and meetings. The main floor is wheelchair accessible and all programs/activities can be provided on this floor to our patrons with physical disabilities. Besides our staff offices and front lobby, the 7200 square foot facility also includes the MATV Gallery, an art exhibition space located in our main hallway and back conference area.
Our State of the Art Digital Studio A has the capability to record to DV-Cam, mini-DV and DVD simultaneously. With proper training, members can produce live studio shoots including telephone call-ins, utilize chroma key blue screen technology, and record live to tape or DVD.
Studio A features three (3) JVC GY-DV550U studio cameras. The control room includes a Ross Synergy 100 digital switcher, PC computer using Inscriber Extreme software for graphics, JVC BR-DV6000 decks, Panasonic AG-A850 edit controller, Panasonic DMR-T3030P DVD recorder, Mackie 24-8 pro audio board, Marantz CDR510/U1B CD Recorder/MP3 Player, audio & video patch bays.
Our Basement Digital Studio B has gone through several upgrades to better serve the community, this smaller studio can be effectively run with only two crewpersons. With proper training, members can produce live studio shoots including telephone call-ins and record live to tape or DVD.
Studio B features two (2) Sony DSR-PDX10 digital camcorders. The control room includes a Panasonic WJ-MX50A digital mixer, character generator using Infochannel Design software, Toshiba D-VR3SU DVD/VHS recorder, Panasonic AG-A850 edit controller, Panasonic DMR-T3030P DVD recorder, Mackie BT15634 pro audio board, and a TEAC AD-600 CD/Cassette Player.
MATV has 4 editing stations inside of 2 edit suites All of the edit stations are equipped with Final Cut Pro 4 with LiveType and Soundtrack. All the edit stations also include Apple iMovie HD w/GarageBand; and Adobe Photoshop. Members have the ability to store their projects on MATV Portable Hard Drives.
Edit Station 1a – Apple PowerMac G4 Tower w/dual monitors, JVC NTSC monitor, Panasonic SR-VS30 miniDV/SVHS dual deck, Samsung SAM DVD-R120 DVD Recorder.
Edit Stations 1b, 2a, and 3b – Apple eMac G4. JVC NTSC monitor, Panasonic SR-VS30 miniDV/SVHS dual deck, Samsung SAM DVD-R120 DVD Recorder.
MATV has 2 different types of digital camcorders for membership usage and Included are lightweight tripods for the Canon palmcorders and heavy-duty tripods for the Sony camcorders. Shotgun, handheld, and lavalier wired and wireless microphones are also available to members as well as headsets and light kits which can be reserved along with additional accessories.
Canon Optura/ZR series are 1-chip palmcorders that are reserved for beginners; all introductory portable production courses utilize these cameras.
Sony DCR-VX2000/2100 are 3-chip camcorders reserved for advanced members; a special one-evening course is offered to members with advanced skills.