Have a small project or a large multi-camera project? Our video team in Marketing and Communications is here to help. Our professional staff will be there from start to finish to help you achieve your objective.
How We Can Help
Our video team offers video and audio services for:
- Television broadcasting
- DVD production
- Closed-captioned webstream
- Video to accompany course material within Blackboard
- Event production
Our video team is experienced at managing projects from the very beginning to ensure a smooth production from concept to completion. From scripting, storyboarding, location scouting/site surveys, and talent search—our team will make sure all pre-production details of your project are covered.
Your scripts set the tone for the entire production. We are available to help communicate your ideas while adding the creative flair needed to set your project apart. Whether you already have a finished script or we create one for you, our video team will make your vision a reality.
Marketing and Communications combines creativity and technology to help departments and organizations achieve success. To ensure superior broadcast quality and to strengthen the quality of the shoot for your video production, we offer:
- 3-chip digital cameras
- Jib Arms
- Lighting packages
- Wireless microphones
- Beta SP
- DVC Pro
Our post-production edit suites deliver the highest quality to Buffalo State faculty and staff members and by incorporating the latest digital technology with our experience, you are assured an unsurpassed finished product.
Our state-of-the-art, non-linear editing features the Adobe Premiere non-linear digital editing system. This system increases our power to create and deliver a superior final product. Our experienced editors use the latest in image manipulation software including Photoshop and After Effects.
Master copy formats available:
- Web file (i.e. H264, .avi, .mov, .wma, or F4U).
The DVD standard has become a viable option for your video projects.
Our capabilities include anything you would want for a DVD title. From a simple "video on a disk" to an advanced interactive experience, Marketing and Communications can do it all.
Motion menus, subtitles, closed captioning, web-enabling, and dual-layer programming are just a few of the capabilities we have available in-house.
Marketing and Communications has two television studios to handle many types of productions. We are a tapeless facility. We have the ability to record any of our productions for use in our post-production facilities or for uplink via satellite truck to a large television network.
Studio A: 27’ x 22’ studio for small presentation or green screening.
Studio B: 43’ x 28’ studio with Sonex acoustics, three cameras, and a full lighting package.
Our facility features the following broadcast-level equipment:
- Grass Valley Karrera switcher
- Deko character generator
- Grass Valley K2 Summit & Solo Media Servers
- Grass Valley Dyno Video Replay System
- Hitachi cameras
- Harris Router
- Autoscript Teleprompters
- ClearCom Intercoms
- Tascam M-600 24 by 16 by 2 mixing console
- Beringer processing
- Yamaha digital equalization
- 4-track record capability on a Otari MX 50/50 Recorder
- Two independent production studios
- Separate narration booth
- Audio for video production/post-production support
- Narration tracks for video and multimedia production
- Music and sound effects beds and tracks
- 24-track record capabilities
Questions about audio production?
Contact Dave Ross, Chief TV Engineer
Our remote production capabilities allow faculty or staff members the ability to have large events recorded and/or uplinked. Remote productions could be on campus or anywhere in Western New York, depending on travel arrangements.
Our current fiber connections allow our television studio equipment to be used in the field:
- Rockwell Hall
- Houston Gym
- Warren Enters Theatre
- Student Union
Field Production Equipment:
- Panasonic camcorder
- Lowell light kit
- Audio mixer for microphone or other source inputs
Questions about remote production?
Contact Ken Giangreco, Manager, Video Production
Audio or video encoding is the conversion of a media from an analog to a digital format, which can be playable on a computer/internet.
Your Recorded Material
We can encode your department's video assets in your choice of formats and specifically tailor bandwidth usage to fit your needs. After encoding, your video can be uploaded to one of the college's servers for distribution on Blackboard and other websites. We use all the latest streaming media programming technologies (ex., Adobe Media Encoder).
Available Encoded Formats
Our Sonic Foundry MediaSite Video Capture device allows for webstreaming, which allows users to watch your event live.
Self-Manage Your Media with Ensemble
Our Ensemble media server allows faculty members to manage and publish their audio and video files into an LMS such as Blackboard and other websites. It also allows students to submit audio and video files to a dropbox for instructors to review or share with other students.