Twin Cities Public Television is ready to assist you in your production needs! As a full-service production facility we are equipped and staffed to undertake a wide variety of productions from one-camera field shoots to multi-camera studio productions. We work in all stages of production from planning and design through final delivery. Our extensive experience allows us to exceed our clients' expectations year after year.
Our St. Paul facility includes two studios, a control room and up to six studio cameras, supported by green rooms, make-up rooms, office space and a large scenery shop. The studios are served by a large freight elevator, capable of moving vehicles and large set pieces to the stage level. In addition, we offer extensive post-production facilities (online and offline) for Final Cut Pro editing and finishing support for most formats, including SD, HDV and HD. Audio and sweetening facilities support Pro Tools LE and HD capable of producing Dolby 5.1 surround.
Twin Cities Public Television's field production options provide a lot of flexibility when working remotely. We offer a variety of field rigs, including three Sony XDCAM cameras, three EX3 HD-SDI cameras and one Panasonic DVCPro 50 camera. We also offer a 3-camera switcher package for smaller multi-camera remotes.
Our production team includes some of the most highly-skilled professionals in the region. Members of the
tpt production team have won regional and national recognition. Their positive, collaborative approach allows you to consistently receive top-quality results.
Creative treatments for proposals and show development
Studio & field shoots in standard or high definition
Live corporate webcasts via fiber or satellite
Project and production management
Print and web design; web programming
Set design and fabrication
We have experience with the following types of productions:
Public service announcements
Professional training videos
Our client list includes:
Broadcast cable programs
Advertising & PR firms
Federal and State government agencies
tpt Production Services offers two soundproof studios with 400 amp power for independent crews. We also offer:
Complete studio production with full crew and control room.
Studio with partial or full crew, with or without control room or remote switcher.
Studio with lights and lighting staff.
Empty studio with stage manager.
Construction shop for set creation.
Live connectivity (Web stream, fiber or satellite).
Existing set options - Audience risers, alternate looks, cyc, blacks, and green screen solutions.
One of the largest, fully equipped, soundproof studios with a lighting grid and attached control room in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
52' x 82' 4,264 sq. ft. (wall to wall)
20 ft. Powered Lighting Grid
Fully equipped control room
(1) 120 ft. Cyclorama, (unbleached cream-colored muslin)
Black Velour Curtains 360°
ChromaKey Soft Background 20 ft. sq.
Innovator Light Board 96 channels
(12) 6K & (168) 2.4K Dimmers. Strand CD-80 (12) 5K
Lighting power: 800 amps 3 phase
Full complement of lighting fixtures both incandescent and florescent
Studio A is wired for 6 studio or handheld cams
36 Mic lines
Separate Company Switch with:
208V, 3 phase, 400 Amp/phase Cam loc utility power available
208V, 3 phase, 100 Amp/phase wall plug utility power available
16 foot by 9 foot wall mounted projector screen with a Christy HD projector and 5.1 surround audio playback
Two alternate looks to the station's public affairs set are available, for a news-oriented program for our clients. Requires minimal set-up and light time.
52' x 52' 2,704 sq. ft. (wall to wall)
20 ft. Lighting Grid
Black Velour Curtains 60 ft. wide
Studio B is wired for 6 studio or handheld cams
Lighting controlled from studio or control room
(6) 6K & (96) 2.4K dimmers. Strand CD-80 5K dimmers
Lighting power: 400 amp 3 phase
Mole Richardson, CCT, Strand lighting instruments
36 Mic lines
208V, 3 phase, 100 Amp/phase utility power available
Control A is equipped to support SD 4x3 / 16x9 and HD production.
Grass Valley Kalypso Duo digital video switcher with 3 mix/effects banks; 45 inputs; 3 channel DVE; Chroma-key
Calrec Omega audio console with up to 80 live inputs and supports 5.1 surround mixing
Clearcom Matrix3 Intercom system Wireless and wired IFB systems
Easy News computer prompting software
Pinnacle Still File still store
Chyron HyperX graphics system
General Studio Info:
Studios accessible by freight elevator, 19'x 12'x 15', 10,000 lbs. capacity.
Loading dock available
Studio doors 20 ft. high
(4) SD: Ikegami HK388 w/17 x 12.5 lenses
Switchable 4:3 / 16:9 with prompter monitors Handheld cameras:
(2) SD/HD: Panasonic HC-931
(1) SD: Ikegami HL-43 lighting grid mounted JIB:
(1) 14' Jimmy jib rig on studio pedestal Studio Support:
(3) Sony HDW HDCam Decks
(1) Panasonic DVCPro HD deck
(4) Sony DVW-500 Digital Betacam VTR
(3) Sony BVW-75 (Beta SP VTR)
(1) Sony DNW SX (1 player - 1 player/recorder)
(1) Sony DSR-2000 DV/DVCAM player/recorder (plays DCVPro 25)
(2) Sony DSR-1500 DVCam play/recorder
(1) Panasonic AJ-D950 DVCPro VTR
(2) Ampex VPR-3 (1" VTR)--will take 120-min. tape reels
(Telecom noise reduction on 1" VTRs)
(1) Sony BVU-800 (3/4" VTR)
(6) S-VHS record/play decks
(2) Pioneer dual DVD recorder Captioning HD / SD / Dual Language encoders
Xantus system for real time up/down conversion and aspect ratio converter.
Audio Control Room
Calrec Omega digital audio console with up to 80 live inputs and supports 5.1 surround mixing
Up to 196 line and microphone inputs-outputs
Digital processing available on all channels (Gates/Compression/EQ)
5.1 surround audio monitoring
Large Microphone compliment for vocal and instrument record
Wireless lavaliers and wireless in-ear IFB monitoring
Protools 10 Digital Audio Workstation
48 multitrack record paths through MADI to Protools interface
(1) 360 systems instant replay
(2) TCElectronics M3000 Digital Reverb units
Support Rooms and Services
Fully equipped scene shop with paint frame and prop-spray booth
Comfortable green room with video monitoring from either studio
Men's & women's dressing rooms with showers
Separate catering space with full kitchen
Full range of reception, security and hospitality services available
Satellite Media Tours in studios with gantner phone system in control room
Satellite Media Tours/Live webcasts from larger studio with news set for 2 or more and video roll-ins
Global and domestic corporate webcasts for virtual live meetings with rich media
72 inch plasma monitor for customized backgrounds
VYVX® Fiber Network connection throughout the U.S. and internationally
Web stream encoders, Flash or Windows Media
Field Video Crew with Videographer & Audio Tech; (Standard Def or Hi Def)
Switched Live Remote Multi-Camera Productions (SD or HD)
Live events in public venues in Twin Cities and surrounding areas (SD or HD)
Remote events including mobile audio / video truck (SD or HD)
Speakers, public meetings, seminars, and educational discussions
Available services include:
(3) Complete field production units include:
(3) 4 passenger minivan plus gear
(3) PMW-EX3 HD-SDI
(2) Sony PDW700 XDCAM / Tripod / 8" monitor
(1) Sony PDWF800 XDCAM / Tripod / 8" monitor
(1) Base interview lighting kit
(Arri & HMI light kits available)
(2) Camera mounted wireless audio receivers
(2) Wireless transmitters with lavaliere microphones
(3) Field audio packages with field mixer, shotgun mic and boom pole plus two Lectrosonic diversity wireless mic systems.
Camera, lens & tripod units:
(1) AJ-HDC27FP Varicam HD 720p w/HD monitor
(2) XH A1 Cannon HDV camera
(2) HVR-Z1U Sony HDV camera
(2) HVR-Z1U Sony HDV camera
(1) HL-V79W Ikegami DVCpro 50/25
3 Camera switched SD production package
(1) Freightliner Sprinter Van
(3) Sony DXC-D50WS Cameras
(1) SD switcher & monitors
(1) mixer with 6 wired lavalieres and snakes
(1) DVCam hard drive recording / DVCam decks for iso recording available.
Editing - Online and Offline (SD and HD)
Audio (Editing, Design, Mixing and Scoring)
Graphic Design (Motion and After FX)
Print and Web Design; Web Programming
SD & HD Captioning
(3) Uncompressed HD/SD edit suites featuring
The latest Apple Final Cut Pro editing software running on 8 core Intel Mac Pro Towers / Aja Kona 3 video cards / Apple X-Raids.
A producer workstation with PC and large screen plasma for edit viewing.
Choice of video tape formats including HD, HDV and SD.
(2) Compressed SD edit suites featuring
The latest Apple Final Cut Pro editing software running on 8 core Intel Mac Pro Towers / Fire wire I/O / Fire wire drives.
A producer work station with PC and LCD's for edit viewing. DVCam decks are standard.
Each edit suite can produce 'one off' approval DVD's or fully authored multi-menu DVD for your replication needs.
(2) Audio sweetening rooms featuring
Protools HD Accel 2 Digital Audio Workstation / TDM plugins Blue Sky 2.1 and 5.1 monitoring with video playback on a large plasma monitor.
Yamaha O2R digital console with Digital connections to Tascam Digital 8-track deck w/TC.
Dolby E encoding available
Sound effect library available.
Announce Booth for Voice-Over featuring
(1) Control Booth equipped with:
Mackie Vlz12 mixer
2 Channel Comp/Gate Drawmer DL 24
Technics SL-PG6300 CD player
Yamaha K-220 cassette deck