Hastings Community TV, 200 General Sieben Dr., Hastings, MN 55033
station phone 651.480.7614
station fax 651.480.7650

Access to HCTV Equipment


We have many resources to help Hastings residents make programs for HCTV. Below are the requirements for access use, our equipment check out form and a list of our resources available. We are happy to provide training and will be sure you are comfortable before leaving with whatever you need.

Requirements for Check Out:

  • The access user must be a resident of Hastings,MN.
  • The HCTV Equipment Check Out Form must be completed and signed. This form is available by download below and at the HCTV studio.
  • Any access production created with any use of HCTV equipment must be submitted to HCTV for air. Therefore the access production must follow the requirements as stated in the HCTV Application for Channel Time. Some of our main requirements are that your production not be obscene, not be for-profit, no commercials, not break any laws of course and be of value to the residents of Hastings, MN.
  • HCTV reserves the right to deny access use to those who fail to abide by our requirements or abuse their privilege to use our equipment in any way.

Download HCTV Equipment Check Out Form

HCTV Resources Available:

Studio:- You can borrow our space! We have a 900 sq/ft fully operational studio with a control room, lighting grid and a full green screen wall. You can shoot a multi camera production using our three Sony NX5U cameras and easy to use TriCaster Broadcast system. join equip 2
Cameras:- Cannon GL2 and Cannon GL1 are available for check out. These are very user friendly digital tape cameras that still provide solid video. Firewire cords and tapes are available to capture and transfer your footage too.

Tripods:- Manfrotto 128 LPs are available to stabilize your shots. These are very light weight and easy to use.
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Portable Lighting Kit:- Lowel 3 piece lighting kit with bag join equip
  • Lavalier (clip on mic) Sony ECM-44B
  • Hand Held EV RE50B
  • Mic stands and desk top stands are available
  • And of course we’ll provide the XLR cord you need to hear it.
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iMacs with Final Cut X:- Our available editing suites include iMacs equipped with Final Cut X and Motion 5. If these are unfamiliar territory we are willing to train those willing to learn and produce something for HCTV.