The Geek News Central Studio

The current studio is on it’s 7th upgrade over 13 years. I started with a cheap Logitech headset and a laptop. But the studio today has grown into quite the production center. I often get asked for details on the setup.

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Updated Late 2017: The studio is now in a configuration that I hope will last me 5 years. Everything at this has been optimized for media production, which has extended to the gear that I know travel with. What’s funny is that there is gear coming on the market today that would have saved me a lot of money if it had been out just a year earlier. But it is like anything else you but something and the following week the gear is obsolete. I have no doubt though the investment I have made will carry me forward many years.

Complete Studio Pictures.
Skype Wiring Setup for Podcasting.

Computers:
Windows 7 PC with two Monitors – Show Machine
MacBook Pro for Stream Monitor
1x Mac Mini  -Ustream Video Stream
MacPro Post Video Production
2x Monitors HP ZR2240W
4x Monitors Dell

Microphone
Blue Mouse (Host Mic)
Heil Boom PL-2T

Heil Pr-40
(Guest Mics)

Video Production
Newtek Tricaster 860.
Newtek Tricaster Control Surface.
Newtek iVGA (Remote Monitor Viewing)
2x Mac Minis for HD Skype Video Calls
Secondary Video Capture Black Magic Design H.264 Pro Recorder
Livestream Broadcaster
Sony Camera (Right) HVR-Z1U
Data Video PTC-150 (Center)
Cannon Vixia HFG10 (Left)
2x Magwell SDI – USB Video Capture Dongle
2x Manfrotto 196B-2 + Desk Mount + Camera Mount
1x Manfrotto 196b-3  + Desk Mount + Camera Mount

Lighting
3x Elation TVL 2000
1x LightPanel 1×1 flood

Audio Processing
Windows 7 PC Adobe Audition Audio Recording
Mackie ONYX 1620i
Solo/610 Mic Amplifier
Compellor 320a
DBX 215 Equalizer
Aphex 204
1x Telos Phone Bridge (Have not used in years)
2x Furman Power Conditioner

Furniture
Desks Paid $5.00 for them at Yard Sale
Chair – Ergohuman High Back Mesh Chair (ME7ERG)

Entertainment:
Amazon Dot
Sonos Play:3

Backup and Storage
Synology
Amazon S3

Network
Netgear 1GB Backbone
Spectrum Cable
Hawaiian Telecom DSL
Verizon Wireless MIFI
T-Mobile Wireless MiFI

Security
17 HD Security Cameras “Monitored”.
Commercial Security System

Updated  October 2017

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