WOAK, the Royal Oak Schools TV Channel, hosted its grand re-opening open house Wednesday, May 14, for District staff and members of the community.
There were tours of the new WOAK digital editing lab, control room, studio and playback room to showcase the resources now available to students and school district staff. In addition, visitors could experience hands on studio and control room demonstrations and view student work utilizing the latest editing programs.
The new WOAK facilities include an Apple Edit Lab with 20" iMac computers running Final Cut Studio 2, Photoshop, iLife, iWork, Comic Life, Live Type, Motion, Compressor, Color Correction, iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, and much more. The Digital Media Studio is a state-of-the-art facility with the NewTek VT(5) software package with SpeedEdit and 3-D Digital Arsenal.
WOAK's Airwave Digital Video Media Server cablecasts up to 100 hours of programming. WOAK, under the direction of Janette Chisholm, WOAK Station Manager, is cablecasting sporting events, concerts, and many other new archival programs 24/7 on Comcast Channel 54 and WOW Channel 15.
According to Richard Rockwell, WOAK Program Manager/Instructor, WOAK's classroom, control room, and playback computers will be networked with printers, scanners and the Internet. A two terabyte server will offer media storage and connect the students to training materials, copyright cleared music files and "white-listed" Internet sites.
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