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NASA - Employee Skills - Video Support
January 29, 2009
 

Dryden television production studio Dryden television production studio. (NASA Photo) Dryden's Video Support Team provides Standard and High Definition (HD) video coverage in support of aircraft research and testing, including air-to-ground chase video and production of live television coverage. They do video documentation and perform production services for projects, programs, and special functions. They supply live television releases to commercial networks and provide video van operations when required. The Video Support Team does video dubbing, which includes digital conversion and posting to electronic sites as well as maintaining a log of videos in an electronic database.

The Video Support Team installs projectors, teleconference systems, Crestron control systems, televisions, VCRs, audio and video amplifiers, and intra-building cabling associated with these installations. They also support special events with temporary setup and operation of audio/video presentation systems.

Dryden television editor Trace Short editing video at a Macintosh computer Dryden television editor Trace Short editing video on a Macintosh computer. (NASA Photo) Using the Dryden television production studio, the Video Support Team handles live event switching up to 24 Standard Definition video signals with audio, and routes program video to the institutional cable system for viewing throughout the Center. The Team also offers an array of computer-generated graphics and an expert production staff.

Using three state-of-the-art non-liner edit bays and Final Cut Pro, our award-winning production staff can acquire, edit, and author entire productions in several formats, including Standard Definition, High Definition, MPEG, QuickTime, and DVD.

Dryden Television operates two mobile television vans. Acquiring live video in Standard Definition Digital and High Definition 720p60, video is converted to NTSC Standard and relayed via microwave to our production facilities for distribution to the Mission Control Center or to other NASA facilities via our digital gateway. High-definition aerial video acquisition is also provided from Dryden's fleet of chase aircraft and live downlink is possible from two F-18 aircraft. Plans are underway to provide High Definition transport across our line-of-sight microwave in the near future.

Dryden Television mobile television van on location in Mojave Desert Dryden Television mobile television van on location in Mojave Desert. (NASA Photo) Multiple signals, including Standard Definition Analog and Digital and High Definition, are routed and distributed through the video switch room. The Video Support Team can record and playback the following formats: DVD, Beta SP, Digital Beta, DVCPro HD, HDCAM, DVCAM, D5, D2, U-matic, SVHS, and High 8. Highly skilled engineers and technicians maintain all systems. All video operations are monitored closely to ensure signal quality is maintained at the highest level. Video engineering services are also provided to projects that require special application build-ups or video feeds to remote locations.



Capabilities

  • Standard and High Definition (HD) video coverage to support aircraft research and testing
    • air-to-air video
    • live television coverage production
    Video switch room in Dryden Television studio Video switch room in Dryden Television studio. (NASA Photo)
  • Video documentation
  • Production services for projects, programs, and special functions.
  • Live television releases supplied to commercial networks
  • Video van operations when required.
  • Video dubbing
    • digital conversion and posting to electronic sites
    • video log maintained in an electronic database.
  • Installations
    • projectors, teleconference systems, Crestron control systems, televisions, VCRs, audio and video amplifiers, and intra-building cabling associated with these installations.
  • Special events support with temporary setup and operation of audio/video presentation systems.
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