Hardware and software available in the Digital Media Lab:

Powerful Apple Mac Pro Computer

(Advanced Video and Audio Editing Projects)

  • Sony DV Deck
  • Large Capacity Internal Storage
  • Dual Monitor Configuration
  • Final Cut Studio Editing Suite
  • Camtasia
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • iDVD
  • Quicktime Pro
MacProLab

Three Dell PCs

(Photo manipulation and video creation)

  • Sony DV Deck
  • Epson large bed scanner
  • Adobe CS5
  • Audacity
  • Camtasia
  • MS Office 2011
  • ProShow Producer
  • Quicktime Pro
  • Windows Movie Maker
DellPCLab

Two 24" Apple iMacs

(Photo manipulation and video creation)

  • Sony DV Deck
  • Final Cut Express
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • iDVD
  • Quicktime Pro
IMacLab

 


 

Overview of software available in the Digital Media Lab:

The Digital Media Lab is equipped not only with state-of-the-art computers but a wide array of software selected for its usefulness in manipulating digital media. Much of the software employed in the lab is available for free or cheaply. This is an intentional decision on the part of the DML designers as we encourage clients to take their projects beyond the walls of the DML. Below is a list of information we hope will allow you to continue your digital journey. Click the link to go to the appropriate portion of the DML Self-Help page.

iMovie '11

like it's predecessor, is part of the iLife suite of applications available from Apple (and comes loaded on all new Macs.)

GarageBand

also part of the Apple iLife suite of applications is a great tool for editing Audio and creating podcasts.

Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express (FCP/FCE)

are more advanced apps recommended for the individual with video editing experience looking for total control over every aspect of the video editing experience. CIT's Joe Dolce is a FCP certified user and more than happy to talk video with you! The DML is currently equipped with FCP 7.

Quicktime

is a free media player available from Apple for both Windows and OSX.

Quicktime Pro

is a pay version of Quicktime (also available for both Windows and OSX) with some export and editing capabilities.

Quicktime X

is the latest version of Quicktime. While it shares some features of Quicktime Pro it is not as robust in it's export functions, it does allow for great screen capturing and easy publishing to YouTube and MobileMe accounts. Quicktime X comes bundled with the Mac OS.

Windows Media Components

for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac allows you to play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser.

Windows Movie Maker

is a free download for Windows users looking to edit video. At this time Windows Movie Maker is offered "Best Effort Support" by Geneseo staff.

Audacity

is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Camtasia

is a tool available from TechSmith for Windows and Mac users to create full video screen capture.

MacSpeech Scribe

transcribes spoken-word audio directly to text documents. Located in DML recording studio.

iTunes

is a free software available from Apple for both Windows and OSX. iTunes is one way to view and manage the media created in the Digital Media Lab.

RealPlayer

is yet another media manager/player option.

ProShow Producer

is a tool available from Photodex Corporation for Windows users to create video slidwshow with their photos, videos and audio.

Microsoft Office

is the most commonly used suite of applications for creating text documents, presentations and spread sheets. Faculty, staff and students can download the office suite from Geneseo's software page.

VLC

is a free player that will handle almost any type of media without the installation of additional codecs.

HandBrake

is a free software that will allow the ripping of any non-copyright protected DVDs.

Perian

enables QuickTime support for a number of additional media.

 

 


 

Additional on-line resources:

YouTube is the website for sharing videos. You've watched videos here, now create an account, login and start uploading your own videos!

KeepVid is a website that allows you to download streaming video (primarily YouTube videos)

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing and innovation.

Wikipedia's Public domain image resources is a copy of the master wikipedia page at Meta, which lists a number of sources of public domain images on the Web.

NY Public Library Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections.

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world.