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Media Design Lab: Equipment


Lab Equipment


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.


iMac workstations (9)

  • 27 inch display
  • Processor: 3.5-4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 16-64 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4 GB
  • OS X 10.13.6

PC workstation (1)

  • 27 inch display
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon CPU E5-1607 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 16 GB
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro K5000 4 GB GDDR5
  • Windows 10

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablets (4)

  • Edit digital photos, paint, draw and sketch
  • Multi-touch gestures to scroll, zoom, rotate and more
  • 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

Please read our policies and procedures.

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.