Facilities, Equipment & Meeting Space

Boston Neighborhood Network provides facilities and equipment as a benefit to BNN full individual and organizational members and offers production space for educational and professional purposes for a fee. 

Facility/Equipment/Meeting Space Rentals:
If you are looking for production space, equipment, a multimedia lab or a mobile production truck for a program that will not be shown on BNN channels, or for a training,  meeting or conference space, we may be able to accommodate your needs.  For more information, including rates and booking, contact: 

Jim Atwood
Operations Manager
617-708-3223
jatwood@bnntv.org

Click to download a complete list of: BNN-Facilities-Equipment-Meeting-Space.pdf

AVAILABLE FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND MEETING SPACE

TV PRODUCTION STUDIOS: Community TV Studio and BNNLive Studio
Studios are equipped with the following:

  • 3 HD/SD cameras
  • SD DVD roll-in capable
  • DV tape roll-in capable
  • DV/DVCAM record
  • AJA Ki Pro ProRes / DNXHD file recorder
  • Clip playback from switcher
  • On-set display for graphics
  • 24-channel lighting system with memory recall (32 channels in Community TV Studio)
  • DVD, DV/DVCAM tape
  • MPEG file to go direct to server
  • Video Teleprompter
  • Chroma key Green Screen
  • Living Room and Anchor Desk set options

GREEN ROOM
One available and equipped with the following:

  • Utility Counter and Sink
  • Vanity Area
  • Speakerphone
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge Chair
  • High-top table and stools

Capacity:  8 (high-top table and stools) • 5 (lounge chair and high-top table and stools)

FIELD EQUIPMENT

  • 5 HD Cameras (AG-HMC40p)
  • 2 SD Cameras (VX2100)
  • 9 Tripids
  • 4 Lowell Tota Kits (2 lights per kit)
  • 3 On-Camera Lights
  • 7 Shotgun mics
  • 5 Lavalier mics
  • 7 Handheld mics

BNN MOBILE PRODUCTION TRUCK
One available and equipped with the following:

  • 3 to 5 SD / HD cameras
  • Broadcast Pix Mica Full HD Switcher
  • AJA Ki Pro ProRes / DNXHD file recorder
  • Redundant DVCAM / DV record capability
  • DVD record capability
  • Intercom and IFB, announcer headset system 
  • 16 channel Mackie audio board 
  • File based and DVD clip roll ins 
  • Inscriber CG with animation capability, up to 3 channels of keying
  • Instant replay with slow-motion capability
  • Dual generators, heat and air conditioning
  • Seats a 5-person crew in truck, separate audio station and graphics station

EDIT SUITES
Two available, which may be equipped with the following:

  • 3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 32GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x8GB
  • 3TB Fusion Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5
  • Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
  • Apple Magic Mouse (Wired) 
  • Apple Wired Keyboard
  • MS Windows 7 PRO
  • Final Cut Pro X and 7
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • Office 2011
  • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
  • DV/SVHS/DVD external devices for Final Cut 
  • SDHC card reader
  • NTSC monitor

BNN TIMOTHY SMITH MEDIA LAB
Media Lab is equipped with the following:

  • (14) Apple iMac 27" (2013) computers (2 instructor stations, 12 student stations) with:
    3.5GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    32GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x8GB
    3TB Fusion Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB GDDRS
    Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
    Apple Magic Mouse (Wired)
    Apple Wired Keyboard
    MS Windowws 7 PRO
    Final Cut Pro X and 7
    Adobe Creative Suite 6
    Office 2011
    Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
  • Infocus IN3124 Projector w/AverVision
  • DV/DVCAM Deck
  • (2) 42" flat-screen instruction monitors
  • (4) Mercury Pro 16X External Blu-ray Burners with Roxie Toast 11 HD
  • (14) Belkin Universal Media Reader/Writers
  • All units have DVD burners/readers
  • Some units have Blu-ray burners/readers

CONFERENCE ROOM
One available and equipped with the following:

  • Smart board with projector
  • Second projector and screen (NEC)
  • DVD player
  • Speakerphone
  • External computer VGA / DVI connection
  • External video / audio connection
  • Mac computer with Internet access

Capacity: 30 (theater set-up) | 20 (classroom set-up) | 12 (conference room set-up)

DUB RACK

  • DVD to SVHS dub deck
  • DV deck
  • Monitor
  • External input for guest machine (audio / SVHS)
  • Any combo of recording/dubbing from any of the sources in the rack