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Media Design Lab: Equipment

 

Computer Equipment

Software

Workstations feature all software in the Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom and Audition.

Other popular programs include Final Cut Pro, Camtasia, iMovie, Audacity, GIMP, Sketchbook and MacCaption.
 

Hardware

iMac workstations (10)

  • 27 inch display
  • Processor: 3.7 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
  • Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8 GB
  • OS X Mojave

PC workstation (1)

  • 27 inch display
  • Processor: 3.2 GHz i7-800
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 550 4 GB
  • Windows 10 Enterprise

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablets (4)

  • Paint, draw, sketch, edit photos
  • Multi-touch gestures to scroll, zoom, and rotate
  • Active area 8.5 x 5.3 inches

Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner

  • Max document size: 8.5” x 11.7”
  • Max optical resolution: 4800 dpi
  • Scans reflective mediums as well as film slides/negatives

Additional equipment

  • Headphones and headphone splitters (for up to 5 people working at a single computer)
  • Memory card readers
  • Storage drives for saving video project files are available upon request (in-lab use only, not for checkout)
  • Foot pedals to assist with captioning video content or transcribing audio
  • DVCAM decks for loading footage recorded on digital videotape
  • Duplication station for format transfers and copying media

Recording Equipment

You can check out cameras, microphones and more at the library circulation desk. If you need help operating equipment or editing your recorded material, you may drop by the Media Design Lab for assistance.

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning software is available in the lab for automatically syncing up text with video material. First, however, the transcript must be typed out by hand. We provide foot pedals to assist with starting/stopping the video as the transcriber types a continuous block of text into any word processing program.

Additionally, Speechlogger or other free speech-to-text tools can take a recorded audio or video file and generate a "rough" transcript. The lab's foot pedals can facilitate with making corrections.