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27/06/2018

US University Secures New Technology From TNDV: Television

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Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has secured an array of new technology from TNDV: Television for its Department of Media Arts.

President of President of Nashville-based TNDV, Nic Dugger, donated the equipment to the department of his former university.
 
The equipment package included two DJI Inspire Series quadcopter drone systems—capable of transmitting live, 4K/HD video feeds from close to 1,000 feet in the air—and an Oculus Rift virtual reality system. As a Class of 2000 graduate of MTSU's Media Arts Program, Mr Dugger believes that today's students must learn to utilise live drone video feeds effectively to adequately prepare for today's real-world remote production and truck jobs. 
 
As one of the most extensive creative media production programs in the region, MTSU invested $1.7 million in 2016/2017 to build a new 40-foot Mobile Production Lab that students regularly use to learn about producing live TV shows, such as MTSU athletics, music concerts, and other special events.
 
Mr Dugger donated the drones specifically to expand the mobile unit's live production capabilities, including the capture and transmission of exciting live aerials and beauty shots, which can be combined with conventional tripod- and shoulder-mounted camera shots, and other live sources.
 
"As the owner of a mobile production company, we are frequently working with drone video feeds," Mr Dugger said. "I recognised that having this equipment on MTSU's truck would give the students an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to be more attractive candidates for entry-level broadcast production positions."
 
While a student at MTSU, he worked on the school's previous HD truck, and has since built a successful career running a mobile production truck business of his own. TNDV has amassed a fleet of eight HD and 4K trucks, including MTSU's original mobile unit now dubbed "TNDV: Inspiration", and their latest 4K-capable 53-foot flagship unit, "TNDV: Exclamation".
 
"I observed that MTSU did not have drone capability on their HD truck. So, to really give back to the program that benefited me, I wanted to give them not one, but two drone systems to future-proof their curriculum," Mr Dugger explained. "And since the department is also developing a new virtual reality program, I included the Oculus Rift VR gear as a little icing on the cake."
 
The DJI Inspire drone system integrates a live HD camera, multiple remote controllers, battery charging devices and video transmission. With a flight time of about 25 minutes, the quadcopter drone flies at speeds of about 90 to 100 kilometres per hour, while relaying 4K/HD 30fps (H.265) encoded video in real-time. The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Platform includes all the hardware and software necessary to create an immersive VR experience. 
 
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