Facility & Equipment

CMCM has a large inventory of production equipment available to members, including a production studio, portable field cameras, an Anycast kit for multi-camera field shoots, a professional editing lab, and a private editing suite.

Production Studio
The Marin TV studio is a robotic four-camera remote studio with low-energy fluorescent lighting and a double curtain cyc (black/gray/green screen). In addition to camera inputs, computer, DV tape, and DVD sources are available for the control room's Grass Valley Indigo switcher. Producers can record programming straight to hard disk, DV tape, and/or DVD. Audio is mixed via a 24-channel Yamaha mixer. Basic CG for titles is available via a Compix Character Generator system. Other features include a teleprompter, a phone hybrid for taking live on-air calls, a talent IFB, and COM system for a floor director. Depending on the complexity of the production, the entire control room operation can be managed by a two-to-four person crew.

Field Cameras
Professional Sony Z5 HDV cameras are available for checkout along with microphones (wireless, wired, handheld, lavalier, shotgun, etc.), tripods, lights, and all associated accessories.

Editing Facilities
The editing lab consists of 12 iMac digital video editing workstations running Mac OS X and the newest versions of Final Cut Studio and Adobe Creative Suite. Members can check out portable external firewire drives to store video media while editing. Also available is a professional private editing suite.

Event coverage
For multi-camera shoots in the field, members can use the Anycast portable field switcher. The Anycast Field Kit consists of the Sony Anycast switcher, three Sony PD170 cameras, a Sony GVH-D700 recorder, and all necessary cables and components.

Fee for Service
CMCM Production Services are available to members and non-members who would like to hire CMCM staff to produce their non-commercial programming. Fees include equipment and certified personnel costs.