Key Studio offers two options when hiring the studio.

You can KEY Hire which includes the studio, lights, mics and CAMER & OPERATOR. Or, you can DRY Hire which only includes the studio, lights & mics. Check below for a full listing of the facility;

DRY Hire


  • 4.3m by 6m by 3.3m high
  • Digital green cyclorama – 4.3 metres wide. The a hard green floor can be extended out  3m 
  • Additional backdrops include; black and white
  • Sound proof
  • Air conditioned
  • Reception area with, mark up mirror and studio monitoring.
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Wireless Internet
  • Outdoor area
  • Close proximity to Cafés/ bars / restaurants and Luna Park!


  • 2 x Dedolight 150w
  • 2 x LightPro 6 x 55w bank tungsten balanced fluorescent
  • 2 x LightPro 4 x 55w bank tungsten balanced fluorescent
  • 3 x Light Pro 2 x 55w bank tungsten balanced fluorescent
  • 2x 2m fluorescent


  • 2 * Sony ECM 673 shotgun


  • 1 x 26 inch LED LCD panel for live monitoring within studio
  • 1 x 21 inch LED LCD panel for live monitoring within studio
  • 1 x 40 inch LCD panel for live monitoring in breakout/client area
  • Audio monitoring in breakout/client area
  • NB SDI or HDMI output from camera required to connect. These monitors are NOT colour balanced.

KEY Hire

KEY Hire includes all items covered under DRY Hire plus:


  • Sony Cinealta XD EX1 – Full HD (3) 1/2” CMOS
    sensors, each with 1920×1080 resolution (the XDCAM HD codec
    records in full resolution). It can also record in 1440×1080 XDCAM
    format to SxS express card media. Lens: f1.9-f16, 11x 5.8-81.2mm


  • Footage is captured via SDI/HDMI direct to hard drive – giving 4:2:2 colour separation through Media Express
  • Testing can be carried out in FCPX to ensure you are happy with the output
  • We will name files as they are being captured to ensure the most simple workflow in post production
  • Output can be in a vast array of codecs. The most common, and our preferred, codecs are:  ProRes HQ 4:2:2 1.6GB/min or ProRes LT 4:2:2 734MB/min.
  • We capture at 1080p25 as a default, please advise if you require other. Other capture preferences are available upon request
  • An external hard drive (with USB3 or Thunderbolt and OS2 format) is required for footage transfer. Please supply on the day of your shoot – unfortunately we cannot burn to DVD as the files are too large. File sizes of ProRes HQ are about 1.6 gb per minute.


  • Autocue and operator (Script Q)
  • Directing services
  • Production management
  • Seperate large break out area with chairs and couch, studio monitoring.


Only available with KEY HIRE

  • 4K BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6
  • 4K BlackMagic 4K
  • Live keying capability for recording or review (ATEM1) 
  • Multi (3) camera shoots