FPA has three fully equipped digital television studios offering multiple cameras, control rooms, lighting instruments, audio equipment and miscellaneous props and sets. The control rooms are equipped with character generators, audio boards and switchers - everything needed to produce a professional television program.
FPA's radio studios are fully equipped production and transmission suites. Radio Fairfax is a live digital studio equipped with a Wheatstone digital board, three CD players, an iPod drop, two USB/SD recorders, two turntables plus a mixer, two CD recorders, and cassette and DAT decks. There is also a phone hybrid so callers can be heard on the air, and the ability to set up Skype calls via the utility computers.
WRLD doubles as a live digital studio and a digital audio production suite for pre-recorded radio productions. The suite has a Wheatstone digital board, phone hybrid, three CD players, an iPod drop, two USB/SD recorders, two turntables plus a mixer, two CD recorders, and cassette and DAT decks, as well as Adobe Audition audio editing software.
FPA also has multiple JVC HM-600, HM-650, and HM-850 High Definition camcorders and field audio, lighting and switching gear for shooting on location. Our edit capabilities include five non-linear editing stations with Avid and Adobe Premiere editing softwares, and one linear system for tape-to-tape editing.
Also available to members are dub Suites, configured for DVCPro, MiniDV, VHS, DVD, and ¾” U-Matic and (for playback only) DV and DV-CAM. Dub Suites are available to members at the cost of $2.00 per hour.
The facilities at Fairfax Public Access exist for active members to create or volunteer their technical support for non-commercial programming to air on our channels at no cost other than annual membership fees, tape costs and the training needed to be certified in specific equipment usage.
For anyone wishing to rent the facilities, hire professional staff for an outside production or for members looking to create commercial programming not intended for air on our channels, please refer to Production Services.