The Production unit offers broadcast quality video and multi-media products for promotion, education and training. Video programs are produced on various formats ranging from DV, Betacam SP through to new digital formats. Special effects, subtitling, captions and computer animation are also available.

Our team can also record an event live in your department or visit any location, including conference and public venues. The final materials may be broadcast live, video streamed or recorded for post-production and distribution.  A fully fitted 4-camera OB (outside broadcast) vehicle is used to cover "live" events. The video production team has over 20 years of production experience to its credit.



There are 4 fully equipped broadcast quality television studios - 1 in Pietermaritzburg and 3 in Durban.

Studio 1, based on the Westville campus, is a 10 square metre, 4-camera television studio complete with overhead lighting and cyclorama. Studio 2 is slightly smaller and also on the Westville campus.  The Howard College studio (Studio 3) is a fully equipped 10 square metre, 4-camera television studio.

Studios are available for hire with crew and equipment or to be used for dry hire (floor space only). To make a booking contact on Tholani Ngema on or call 031 260 4302.


The Production unit has various video editing facilities available on the Howard College, Pietermaritzburg and Westville campuses.

A 10 seater edit Mac LAN is especially set up for student use and available for training or hire. These editing facilities are available for users to edit their own programmes (self-help operation) as well as for training. Equipped with Final Cut Pro 7, they may be configured for use with various VCR's or camcorders, including DV and digital sources. The suites have FX and TitleDeko plug-ins, adding to the thousands of customisable effects, audio mixing/effects and titling. All systems are capable of writing your final video directly to various file formats, tape or authored to DVD.

These suites are configured so they are easy for non-professionals and students to use, and ideal for off- or on-line work. Tholani Ngema on or call 031 260 4302.


From time to time we offer informal training workshops in video and sound production.  We also support courses offered by academic departments that contain AV elements such as production, editing or multi camera studios. Producers offer technical instruction on the operation of camera and studio equipment and edit facilities, and oversee student practical work.

Producer: James Naicker
Telephone (031) 260 5295  James Naicker - Producer

Campus PMB
Producer: Ruben Murugan
Telephone (031) 260 1066  Ruben Murugan - Producer
Campus Westville
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