AIBD/RTB In-Country Workshop on CCU Operation

The In-Country workshop on Camera Control Unit (CCU) Operation was held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam from 25 April to 1 May 2017.  The workshop was designed for the technical staff of Radio Television Brunei (RTB).

RTB has three HD channels with local contents produced in-house and by local production houses. Most operators have more than five years experience in operating and producing with SD format and moving forward to produce in HDTV formats to meet the demands of changing technology and viewers. This CCU operation course has been thoroughly designed to meet the requirement of the HD production specifically in camera control unit for OB and studio productions.

The workshop included in-class and studio activities carefully designed for the benefit of both technical and non-technical operators to up skill the technical preparation for HDTV production. It was delivered and demonstrated thoroughly with the physical studio equipment to give them a personal experience and understanding on the technical requirement for studio HDTV. In today’s broadcasting world, the technology is changing rapidly and there is a need for the operators to be trained in their field of expertise specifically in CCU to meet the demands of the production with HD format. This five days workshop has benefited the RTB station and participants who has completed the training.

The road to HDTV production discussed the transition from SD to HD format, the material and aspect ratio of the camera framing. There is a need to up skill operators in other areas such as; the makeup, set materials, wardrobe, audio, OB setup, Vision Mixing, Maintenance and other related training.

The handouts and presentation slides were given to the participants for easy reference and discussion during training. Participants were encouraged to ask questions and share their personal experiences while handling HD camera in class.

The application of CCU operation and techniques of HDTV preparation was demonstrated thoroughly through in-class and studio activities to give a clear understanding to the participants. Safety awareness was also address to avoid injury during setup and operation. All participants were given the opportunity to have hands on in-group and individually to ensure they gain and understand the operation. The practical was performed with actual lighting setup. 

The workshop was attended by thirty participants from RTB and local production houses and was conducted by Mr Sahat Amin, Senior Training Manager from FIDA Technology.