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Welcome to the Media Lab

The Media Lab is located upstairs in the AT&T Learning Studio. We offer recording and editing facilities for all students and faculty. Media workstations are available for academic and personal projects with priority given to those using software not loaded on other computers in the library.

The Media Lab operates on an open lab model that makes our facilities available whenever the library is open. But the Media Lab offers more than equipment and software. Our trained staff have a passion for media production and empowering others to look and sound their best. If you need help getting started, drop by to work with one of our student media specialists during normal staff hours.

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HARDWARE

Students and faculty working in the Media Lab have access to the following hardware.

iMacs
The  27” iMac computers with 4 gb of RAM. Like other lab computers on campus, any files you save to the hard drive will be wiped once you log out so remember to bring a hard drive or USB drive large enough to save all files you create before leaving the lab.

Card Readers
Each computer has a Griffin Simplifi hub for reading popular memory cards (CF, SD, or MemoryStick), connecting USB drives, and charging an iPhone or iPod touch. The iPhone dock will not allow users to download or save media to a personal device.

Scanners
The lab also has Canon LiDE 200 scanners for high-quality scans up to 4800 dpi and an Epson 1000XL tabloid scanner capable of scanning originals up to 12”x17”.

Printers
We have an HP 1200 dpi black-and-white laser printer and an HP 600 dpi color printer connected to students’ UniPrint balances.

SOFTWARE

All Media Lab machines include the following software packages. See links below for online support and tutorials for each package.

Apple

GarageBand – audio editing
iMovie – video editing
iPhoto – image editing
iDVD – publishing to disc
FinalCut Pro X – advanced video editing
Compressor  – advanced file encoding
Motion – advanced video effects

Adobe CS6

AfterEffects – advanced video effects
Illustrator – drawing and design
Photoshop – advanced image editing
Premiere Pro – video editing

Other

Camtasia for Mac – screen capture (turning computer screen into a camera)
SoundStudio 4 – simple audio editing
Audacity – audio editing
BeeDocs 3D Timelines – create and present timelines