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Mini Recording Studio and Specifications

This article applies to: Classroom Technologies

Faculty and other instructors should contact local IT support for details about their mini recording studio locations, access options, and scheduling.

The mini recording studio provides a specially built location where faculty and other instructors can record course content while they are sitting or standing in front of a flat panel display.

For details on locations and scheduling of mini studios, visit CTI's Campus Mini-Studio Spaces webpage.

For unit and departmental AV staff working to create all new audio-video installations, CIT's AV Installation service can consult to produce best results.

The mini studios currently allow instructors to record content using the built-in studio computer.


Instructors have the option to bring their own lavalier (lapel) microphone or to use the studio’s built-in microphone. The studio includes a web camera, a USB document camera, a Wacom annotation tablet, and a large-format (65" or bigger) monitor. Recording at a mini studio is done using either Panopto or Zoom.

Lighting and acoustical treatment would also be provided but produce best results when tailored to specific spaces. Other considerations include power, data network connections, ambient lighting, acoustics, room access/security, and furniture. 

For AV Staff: Technical Details (with typical ordering information)


  • ikan Piatto PL74 Daylight Soft Panel 
    (Daylight, warmer, 5600k, works better in rooms with exterior windows)
    At B&H Photo & Electronics - $227.52 
  • Impact Light Stand, Black (6') if using the Ikan Piatto Lights with stand 
    At B&H Foto & Electronics - $20 each
  • AlternativeVidessence ViewMe S LED Light Kit with Stands (Incandescent, 3000k) 
    At B&H Foto & Electronics - $228 


  • Alternative option : Atlona AT-HDVS-CAM 

Pen Input Display 

USB Document Camera 


  • Microphone option #1 (BYOD Lavalier lapel, similar to Countryman B3, for more information see Lavalier Microphone
    Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Interface 
    Pearstone PM Series XLR Male to XLR Female Professional Microphone Cable (15') 
    Electro-Voice TXA - TA4-Male to XLR-Male Adapter 
  • Microphone option #2 (shotgun)
    Rode VideoMic NTG Hybrid Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone 

Spare Stylus 

Acoustic Treatment

Monitor recommendations

  • Monitor recommendations: as of Summer 2020, the Integrated Audio-Video team recommends using the Samsung QB65 line. Size of the monitor depends on available space.
    It's also recommended to mount the panel on a moveable Chief cart, so that it can be used or moved out of the way as needed. 
    65” RU8000  - $969 

AV switcher (USB, Video, Audio auto switching with power charging over USB-C 

  • Atlona AT-OME-MS42 

Portable Cart 

Resident Computer  

  • Dell Desktop setup (in-room computer that will run Panopto, Zoom, and other required applications)  
    Dell Optiplex 5070 - $800 
    24” Dell Display U2415 - $204 
    Logitech S120 speakers - $15 
    Total - $1019 

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Friday, August 28, 2020 - 7:51am

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