Diagram of a Video Workstation
- 1 - Monitor
- 2 - Television Monitor
- It's important to know how your final video project will look on a television monitor. All video workstations are equipped with a television monitor to view and preview your final project.
- 3 - A Capable Computer
- The majority of studio production workstations are Macintosh machines. For video production, these workstations are equipped with a variety of input equipment for capturing, storing and playing video. These computers are equipped with DVD burners as well. The typical software configuration for a video production workstation includes:
iMovie - Great video editing application for novices
Final Cut Pro - Advanced video editing application
Adobe AfterEffects - Used to create effects in your video
iDVD - DVD authoring application for novices
DVD Studio Pro - Advanced DVD authoring application
Adobe Photoshop - Industry standard application for creating and
editing digital images
iTunes - Easy to use music library application for organizing, converting and storing audio files.
- 4 - Media Converter
- The primary purpose of a media converter is to convert an analog signal (like from a VHS tape) to a digital signal that the computer can understand. It also is used to take a digital signal and convert it back to an analog signal.
- 5 - Audiovisual Selector
- These devices allow us to select from a variety of inputs and outputs without disconnecting and connecting cables.
- 6 - VHS/DVD Player
- Whether you record your footage on VHS or want to output your final movie to a VHS tape, you'll need access to a VHS player. If your original footage that you need to edit is on a DVD, the DVD player can be used to play your footage and, by using the media converter, can be used.