TRF

Tufte Performance & Production Center Television Studios

The Television Studios are located in the Tufte Performance and Production Center (PPC), 10 Boylston Place, 8th Floor.

The teaching facility is composed of a classroom inside a standard television control room. It provides space for lectures, demonstrations, viewings and critiques, as well as use of the standard control room video equipment and production systems. The professional 40’ X 28’ sound-treated studio contains professional cameras, a computer-driven lighting control system and other items needed for live production.

The studios are interconnected with the Journalism TV Facilities, the Emerson Television Channels, The Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym, the Cutler Majestic Theatre, and Boston Neighborhood Network, Boston’s public access cable station.

The Teaching and Control Room B

The teaching complex has the following production systems and equipment:

  • GrassValley Karrera 2 M/E production switcher
  • Evertz Router
  • Venice Playback Server
  • Access to Isilon, Emerson’s high-speed network media storage system
  • Chyron HyperX3 character generation
  • Monitor Wall
  • RTS Intercom system
  • Yamaha DM1000 audio mixer
  • Instant Replay II audio storage system
  • Tascam CD-01U CD players
  • Complement of standard microphones and accessories
  • Two Genelec audio monitors
  • Two Anchor AN-1000X audio monitors
  • Dorrough Audio metering
  • Four GrassValley LDX 80 cameras with Fujinon 17x servo lenses running in 720p
  • Vinton ProPed pedestals fitted with Vinton Vision 250 Pan/Tilt heads & QVC FDP-15-HB teleprompters
  • A full complement of standard television lighting instruments and an ETC Express computer lighting system with 48 dimmer connections


Di Bona Family Production Studio A


The 40’ X 43’ Di Bona Family Television Studio is comparable in size to network–affiliated television stations and production houses. This studio has a 14’ grid, a full complement of television lighting instruments controlled by a computer lighting system with dimmers. There is a Chromatte green-screen matting system and a curved hard infinity wall. Audience seating capacity is 65.

Di Bona Control Room

The 25’ X 21’ Di Bona control room creates the same environment found at advanced TV facilities in the United States. The facilities include the necessary flexibility and extensibility to support the rapid evolution of video technology for years to come, as content creation evolves to Ultra High Definition supporting 4K resolution, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rates, and deeper, richer colors. The Di Bona Family control room includes the following production systems and equipment:

  • GrassValley Karrera 3 M/E switcher 
  • Evertz Router
  • Four GrassValley LDX 86 cameras with Fujinon 17x servo lenses running at 1080p
  • Vinton ProPed pedestals with Vinton Vision 250 Pan/Tilt heads, with QVC FDP-15-HB teleprompters
  • Venice Playback Server
  • Access to Isilon, Emerson’s high-speed network media storage system
  • Evertz Multiviewer
  • Chyron Mosaic character generator with Lyric Pro 8 software
  • Chyron XClyps multi-format production clip server


Audio A Suite

The Audio A Suite includes:

  • Sold State Logic SSL C-10 HD 5.1 Broadcast Audio Console
  • Dorrough Audio metering
  • Instant Replay II audio storage system
  • Tascam CD-01U CD players
  • Complement of standard microphones and accessories
  • Two Genelec audio monitors
  • Two Anchor AN 1000X audio monitors
  • One Fisher Audio Mike Boom with Perambulator

Di Bona Family Studio

The studio features:

  • A full complement of standard television lighting instruments and an ETC dual processor Obsession II computer lighting system with 98 dimmers
  • A curved hard infinity wall (cyc)
  • Chroma Green curtain
  • Chromatte curtain with LiteRing
  • Grip Cart withflags, C-Stands, Combo Stands, Apple boxes, scrims, etc.
  • Risers, flats, news desk, and other miscellaneous props