New York, NY (May 17, 2007)–Communications professionals have a powerful new option for satellite media tour (SMT) production in New York City: the uniquely comprehensive video, post and audio facilities of Manhattan Center Productions (MCP).
“MCP is perfectly positioned to make satellite media tours function at this elite level,” said Ron Harris, general manager/post production of MCP. “Our service-oriented staff understands that SMT’s are among the most effective way to deliver a specific message to viewers. With the MCP staff’s considerable depth of experience and the uncommonly comprehensive tools available, our SMT clients are discovering that MCP makes it easier than ever to broadcast highly appealing segments to the world.”
Located less than a block from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station at 34th Street and 8th Avenue, MCP opens up new logistical and scenic options for PR, marketing and branding firms in search of a distinguished solution for their clients, which include ESPN, MTV, BET, HBO, Vision Quest, Black Enterprise Magazine, VH1, AOL, Oxygen and A&E.
MCP’s TV3 insert studio is ideal for standard one-camera tours, equipped with an Ikegami studio pedestal camera with Smart Prompt teleprompter, and green screen. The 1800 sq. ft. TV2 can accommodate larger, multi-camera shoots, sharing TV3’s link to a multiple-feed transmission room with multi-format playback, Profile media storage system and roof camera for green-screen keying.
The SMT process is streamlined further at MCP by its fully loaded HD/SD post division, Studio 9, which is equipped with an Avid Symphony Nitris, Adrenaline, Media Composers, and an all-new Pro Tools mixing/editing suite, as well as a complete graphics suite with AfterEffects, Maya and Combustion.
In addition, the renowned audio capabilities of MCP’s Studio 7 stands ready for sound production all the way up to HD-standard 5.1 Surround. Quick connections to Manhattan Center’s legendary Hammerstein Ballroom and the Grand Ballroom create new possibilities for the creation of video press kits, B-roll footage, corporate video and web programming.
Manhattan Center Productions