MNEWS: Alma Mater Upgrades to 4K Television Studio


Manhattan College Upgrades to 4K Television Studio with Blackmagic Design

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Manhattan College is a private liberal arts college located in Riverdale, NY, a neighborhood in the northwest portion of the Bronx. In 2008, the college formed a new communication department, and as part of that initiative they began building a new, professional television studio for students in the broadcasting/telecommunications program. Their plan was to build the studio in high definition; however, due to the 2008 financial crisis, the decision was made at the last minute to make the studio SD instead of HD. 

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It took several years, but after putting in several proposals the department received the funds necessary to upgrade the studio to HD. While researching new equipment, Michael realized that Blackmagic Design’s line of studio products would allow them to leapfrog over HD and upgrade the studio to 4K for roughly the same price. 

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“I believe we were the first college in the area to upgrade our studio environment to 4K,” added Michael. “I found one facility in NYC that’s ever offered a 4K studio and it’s not a school. Other colleges have started to use 4K cinema cameras in the field but as far as a studio goes I think we are ahead of the curve. It’s an environment that has really benefitted us, and something that other colleges and professionals can certainly achieve as well.”

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[JR: That’s a smart use of money and provides the future Jaspers with “real world” experience. Wonder if the engineering school is watching? That’s what we should hear about in “fund raising”. Like an Alma Mater Go Fund Me page?]

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