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Media Hive Studio Features

Media Hive Studio offers a variety of features to meet the needs of multimedia professionals. These include a state-of-the-art soundproof studio equipped with professional-grade audio, video, and photography equipment. 

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BBC Standard Soundproofing

The BBC has established a set of standards for soundproofing in its studios and production spaces to ensure high-quality audio recordings with minimal outside noise interference.

NQ Level 5 BBC spec is the highest level of soundproofing specified by the BBC. Achieving this level requires specialized design and construction techniques, including the use of heavy-duty acoustic insulation, specialized soundproof windows, and doors that are carefully sealed to prevent sound leaks.

By meeting the NQ Level 5 BBC Specs, Media Hive Studio has demonstrated a commitment to providing a high-quality recording environment that meets the demanding standards of professional audio and video production. This level of soundproofing is essential for ensuring that recordings are clean and free of unwanted noise, and it can make a significant difference in the final quality of the production.

  • BBC standard soundproofing
  • HNQ Level 5 BBC Specs
  • High-quality audio recordings
  • Specialized design and construction techniques
  • Professional audio and video production
  • Essential for clean recordings
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Visual Impact Rentals

Visual Impact is a leading provider of professional film and video equipment rentals, and they have a location on-site at Media Hive Studio in Cape Town. This means that clients who rent the studio space for their multimedia projects can also access a wide range of top-of-the-line equipment for their shoots.

Visual Impact offers a variety of equipment for rent, including cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, grip gear, and more. Having access to this equipment on-site at Media Hive Studio can save clients time and money, as they don't have to source equipment from multiple suppliers or transport it to the studio.

In addition, Media Hive Studio offers special rates for equipment and studio rentals, making it even more affordable for clients to access high-quality equipment and production spaces. With both equipment and studio rentals available at one location, clients can enjoy a seamless and efficient multimedia production experience.

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Infinity Curve

The infinity curve at Media Hive Studio is constructed using high-quality materials and is designed to be versatile and adaptable to different types of productions. It is made of a durable, seamless, and highly reflective material that allows for excellent light reflection and even illumination. This helps to minimize shadows and create a seamless, uniform background for all types of visual media.

The infinity curve at Media Hive Studio is an ideal feature for those who require a high-quality, professional-grade backdrop for their photo shoots or video productions. It can be used for everything from fashion photography to product shoots to music videos, and it provides a versatile and highly customizable backdrop that can be tailored to suit the needs of each production.

Paint

The studio comes standard in green screen. With enough notice we can however change it to any colour of your choice. To avoid the blame game, we require that the client provides us with the paint code they need. We use in house staff to paint so it is more affordable than most other options.

Power & Electrical Specifications

The studio has 3 phase and single-phase power. We do not have backup generator and recommend clients provision one if need be. We can recommend companies for mobile backup generators.

  • Single & three phase supply.
  • 63 amp & 32 amp C-Form supply.
  • Normal plugs (16amp) in each DB box for small LED panel lights and Kino’s.
  • 16 amp C-Form to 15 amp adaptor cables to run smaller lamps from the lighting grid.
  • Populated lighting grid with 16 amp & 32 amp supply.
  • Breakout boxes available on request.
  • Power available: 3 phase power, 64amp, 32amp, 16amp and 1 Samp.
  • Large distribution box included in studio rental. In-house catering available on request.

Sound Attenuated Air Conditioning

Sound attenuated air conditioning systems are constructed with specialized materials and techniques that help to absorb and dampen the sound generated by the unit. This includes the use of sound-deadening insulation, vibration isolation mounts, and specially designed air ducts and diffusers.

By using sound attenuated air conditioning at Media Hive Studio, clients can be assured that the air conditioning unit will not interfere with their recordings or productions. This creates a comfortable environment for both talent and crew while ensuring that the final product is of the highest quality possible.

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Drive-in Door

The drive-in door at Media Hive Studio is designed to accommodate a wide range of vehicles and equipment, making it easy for clients to bring in and set up their equipment without any hassle. It also allows for easy loading and unloading of heavy or bulky items, reducing the risk of damage or injury during the process.

In addition, the drive-in door is designed to maintain the soundproofing of the studio, ensuring that outside noise does not interfere with audio recordings. This is particularly important for audio production, where even the smallest amount of outside noise can have a significant impact on the final product.

Overall, the drive-in door at Media Hive Studio is a valuable feature that makes the studio more accessible and versatile, allowing clients to easily bring in and set up their equipment, props, and other materials without any difficulty or disruption.

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The Double Storey Room

The double storey room in Media Hive Studio is specifically designed to house the studio control equipment. It is a dedicated space that provides a secure and stable environment for all the technical equipment necessary for the recording and post-production process.

Having a separate room for the control equipment is essential for maintaining a clean and organized recording environment. It allows for easy access to the equipment for adjustments and maintenance, without interfering with the recording process. Additionally, the room's design ensures that the equipment is protected from any potential damage caused by outside interference or accidental contact.

High Gantry

The high gantry at Media Hive Studio is designed to be strong, stable, and safe. It is made from high-quality materials that can support heavy camera equipment and crew members. The gantry also includes safety features such as railings, anti-slip flooring, and proper lighting to ensure that crew members can work safely and efficiently.

In addition to its functionality, the high gantry also adds a unique visual element to any production. It can be used to capture stunning overhead shots of landscapes, cityscapes, or indoor environments. The high-angle perspective can add depth and drama to a scene and can be used to create a range of visual effects.

Movable Lighting Grid

A movable lighting grid is a lighting system that is suspended from the ceiling and can be moved around as needed for a production. The lighting grid is typically made up of metal trusses that support the lights and power cables. By using a movable lighting grid, the lights can be positioned exactly where they are needed, providing greater flexibility and control over the lighting design.

The lighting grid at Media Hive Studio is also saturated with power points, which means there are numerous power outlets built into the grid structure. This allows for easy and convenient access to power for lighting fixtures and other equipment that require electricity. With ample power points, productions can use as many lights as needed without worrying about overloading the electrical system.

Overall, the movable lighting grid and abundance of power points at Media Hive Studio provide a versatile and efficient lighting system for any production.

Amenities

Media Hive Studio offers several amenities to clients, including a dressing room, a kitchenette, a bathroom with a shower, and a smoking area. The dressing room provides a private space for clients or performers to prepare for a shoot or event, with a mirror, seating, and storage space for clothing and personal belongings.

The kitchenette offers a convenient area for clients to prepare snacks and refreshments during a shoot, with a sink, countertop, and cabinets for storage. This can be especially helpful for longer shoots that require breaks or meals.

The bathroom with a shower allows clients and performers to freshen up during a shoot or event. The shower can be especially useful for shoots that involve physical activity or outdoor settings.

Finally, the smoking area provides a designated space for clients and performers who smoke, ensuring that the studio remains smoke-free and comfortable for all clients and staff. Overall, these amenities enhance the experience of clients and performers at Media Hive Studio and make it a comfortable and convenient space to work in.

Parking

There is one dedicated parking bay right next to the studio included in the studio rentals rate. If you need one or two more bays in the basement, next to the studio we can quote you on those, subject to availability.

If the crew and your team arrive early enough there should be on-street parking in the surrounding area. We are next to Dunkley square parking area and if early enough there is additional on-street parking available on the square. If more parking is required we can arrange paid parking at a local school within walking distance.

The bathroom with a shower allows clients and performers to freshen up during a shoot or event. The shower can be especially useful for shoots that involve physical activity or outdoor settings.

For large generators, Dunkley square parking is available. See map below:


For smaller units we can reserve a parking area in front of the building. See map below:

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