Studio cameras & switcher

Studio schematic

Studio schematic

Switcher Cart

SWITCHER MONITOR
Panasonic BT-LH1710P: Brochure

AUDIO MONITOR
Wholer AMP1A: Manual

SWITCHER CONTROL PANEL & FRAME
Ross Crossover 12: Brochure, Operator’s Manual

CAMERA BASE STATION
Panasonic AG-BS300: Operating Instructions

REMOTE
Panasonic AJ-RC10: Operating Instructions

CAMERAS
Panasonic AG-HPX370: Support Site, Operating Instructions, Brochure
Vinten Vision Ped Plus — Studio Pedestal: Operator’s Guide
Vinten Vision 250 — Pan & Tilt Head: Operator’s Guide

 

VTR Cart

VTR 1
Panasonic AJ-HPM200: Operating Instructions, Brochure, Product Demo

VTR 2
KONA LHe: User Manual

 

Audio Cart

PGM MONITOR
Mackie HR624: Manual

IFB TX 1
Clearcom PTX: Instruction Manual

IFB BP 1–4
Clearcom PRC–2/D: Instruction Manual

ICOM TX & ICOM BP 1–5
Tempest 2400: Brochure, Quick Start Guide, Reference Manual
Clearcom CM–222: Data Sheet
Clearcom CP–222: Data Sheet

MIXER
Mackie 1604-VLZ3: Owner’s Manual, Hook Up Guide

FRAME
Ross DFR–8321-C: Manual

SIGNAL PULSE GENERATOR
Ross SPG–8260: Manual

PGM AUDIO DISTRIBUTION AMP
Ross ADA–8404-C-R2C: Manual

WIRELESS RECEIVER
Sony MBX6 / WRU806B42/44: Brochure

HANDHELD MIC
Sony UTX-H2: Brochure

LAV / TRANSMITTER
Sony ECM-V1BMP / UTX-B2V: Brochure, Setup

 

Creating Graphics

To overlay bugs or lower thirds on the switcher, the file format must be Targa (TGA), and if you want transparency (you probably do), then the file needs to be set up a very specific way. Photoshop does not automatically do this for you, so here’s how I’ve gotten it to work:

  1. Create your graphics as a PSD file. If you need several names for lower thirds, create them all in a single, layered PSD for easier tweaking.
  2. Hide/show the layers that you need for the first lower third, then go to File > Save as… and save out a PNG file.
  3. Open that PNG file and cmd-click (ctrl-click on a PC) on the layer’s icon in the layers palette. This should make a selection around any visible pixels.
  4. On the bottom of the Channels palette is a series of buttons. The 2nd from the left looks like a dark rectangle with a white circle in the middle. Click it to save the current selection to an alpha channel.
  5. Back on the layers palette, add a layer below the current layer and fill this new layer completely with black (0,0,0)
  6. If the layer is 16 or 32-bits per channel, convert it to 8 (Image > Mode > 8 Bits/Channel).
  7. Go to File > Save as…, under Format: choose Targa, and make sure the checkbox next to Alpha Channels is selected. Click Save.

The resulting TGA file is now ready to be transferred to M1 or M2 of the Crossover.