Tri-Valley High School Production Control Room basics
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONThis review sheet is for use with the orientation video on the TVHS Projects drive or the technology section of the web site. Look under the “ArdreyG” folder on the projects drive for the High Definition version when viewing on campus.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONFirst, turn on the presentation computer using the switch on the top.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTION While the computer boots, turn on the video equipment pod next to thecomputer. This also turns on the soundboard. You may also wish to turn on the audio equipment pod to the left of the soundboard.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONWhen the computer boots up, click on the lighting operator icon and enter thepassword. This computer is not on the network and will not work with your user name.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONOpen the projector remote control software and connect to the projector shown on the list.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONOn the list of connected projectors, right-click on the projector and select Control…
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONClick on the on button to turn on the projector. It will take a couple of minutes for it to warm up.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTION On the presentation computer, open “VenueMagic”. If you need stage lights, click on the colored buttons on the right. If not, minimize the screen but leave the program open toprevent the robotic lights from going into demonstration mode (if the lights do not detect a controller, they will project random patterns).
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONTo turn on the amplifiers for the sound system and other equipment in the rackalong with the light fixtures, press the button on the wall to start the power up sequence. Press it again to turn it off.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTION On the video switcher in the video equipment pod, select the source that you want to feed tothe projector. In our example we have selected the DVD player. You could also use VCR OR CABLE the same way to watch a VHS tape or use the tuner in the VCR to watch TV.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONIf the red standby light is not lit on the front of the DVD Player, turn on both power switches. Otherwise use the top switch to go from standby to on. The text display will light when on. Load your disc and play.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTION All video sources on the switcher have their sound on input 29/30 which is labeled“Video”. Press the channel on button to enable that input, it will light up. The “ST” button next to the slider should be down to feed the sound to the red “ST” slider labeled “PGM TO SPEAKERS”. You can check your sound on the control room speakers first, the control room volume is marked “CONTROL RM SPEAKERS”.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONIf you are satisfied with what you hear when previewing in the control roomspeakers, you can go ahead and turn up the red “ST” slider marked PGM TO SPEAKERS. You should hear your video on the sound system.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONTo use PowerPoint, open the program and load your presentation, then click on the projector screen icon in the lower corner of the program screen to enter presentation mode. The left screen will show the presentation while the right screen will have controls for running the presentation.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONWe have a wireless remote for advancing PowerPoint slides, however keep inmind that you must put the mouse pointer on the left (presentation) screen instead of the right (control) screen for it to work.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTION These are the normal settings for the mini-mixer in the rack. All channels aremuted except for the feed coming from the soundboard upstairs. We prefer thatall users get used to using the soundboard upstairs since most functions are now controlled from there. Note that you should NEVER change the levels on 15/16.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONIf you MUST use the mini-mixer in the rack, you must mute the feed from upstairs and unmute the wireless mics.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTION The wireless mics can be used with the sound from the video for anypresentations. They are on the first 4 sliders just like the one in the rack.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTIONWired microphones are available by using the cable snake connectors.
TVHS PRODUCTION CONTROL ROOM INTRODUCTION Jacks 1 through 12 feed CS1 through CS12 on the board upstairs. Jacks A, B, C, and D arenot used at this time. When you are finished, turn things off in reverse order from when youturned them on… Sequencer button on the wall, then projector, then equipment pods, lastly the computer.