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Media Design Lab: Equipment

 

Lab Equipment

Software

Workstations feature all software in the Adobe Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom, Flash, Dreamweaver, Audition, Muse, Animate, Media Encoder, and Acrobat Pro.

Other popular programs include Final Cut Pro X, Camtasia, Gimp, iMovie, Audacity, MacCaption and more.

 

Hardware

iMac workstations (7)

  • 27 inch display
  • Processor: 3.5-4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 (quad-core)
  • Memory: 16-32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4 GB
  • OS X 10.10.2

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 7 Enterprise

Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablets

  • 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”
  • Optical resolution: 4800 dpi
  • Color Bit Depth: 48-bits per pixel internal / external

Additional equipment

  • Headphones, headphone splitters (for multiple people working at a single computer), and memory card readers
  • LaCie external hard drives for backing up student work are available upon request (external drives remain in the lab, not for checkout)
  • Foot pedals to assist with closed captioning video content
  • Duplication station for format transfers and copying media


Please read our policies and procedures before using the Media Design Lab.

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 is a free speech-to-text tool that can help generate a "rough" transcript that will need correction. This may be preferable to having to type out the transcript from scratch.

For people who don't have time to transcribe their own video content, there is a reliable paid service at the following website:
https://www.zencaptions.com