Media Lab

Media Lab

The Lab is equipped with 10 Macs with an array of software for multimedia production (Final Cut Pro, Motion, iMovie, Compressor, and Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Professional and Illustrator, etc.), 5 individual stations for viewing multi-standard DVD, Blu-ray, laserdisc and multi-standard VHS, 2 scanning stations, a CD/DVD duplicator and a VHS to DVD transfer station.

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Telepresence Room

Telepresence Room

The 25-seat Telepresence Classroom features four 80" screens along with a 70" interactive LCD screen. The room is available for playback of multi region DVD/Blu-ray, video streaming, and presentation from your laptop computer. Direct video and audio communication with other collaborating institutions is available using the Cisco Telepresence system. A wall mounted camera can also be used in conjunction with Skype, Zoom or FaceTime for audio and video connections to any internet connected destination. The portable seating includes tablet arms for note taking. Priority is given to scheduled foreign language classes and other academic uses.

To arrange for instruction or if would like assistance in using the equipment, please contact Paul Benham.

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Screening Seminar Room

Screening/Seminar Room

This 18-seat screening room features an 85” cinema-quality screen and sound system for viewing Blu-ray, DVD, streaming content and Bowdoin CATV. It also supports VHS and analog laserdisc playback. The teacher’s station is equipped with a dual-boot Mac computer, inputs for your laptop, and document camera. Comfortable, portable seating with tablet arms make this room a good choice for class sessions as well as formal and casual screenings. Priority is given to academic use.

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*Room booking is mediated by Media Commons staff.

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Small Screening Room

Small Screening Room

Designed for small group screenings, this room is equipped with a 46” flat screen and Mac Mini for DVD, Blu-ray and streaming content. Seating for four is casual and comfortable. Priority is given to film viewing.

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Studio A

Studio A

Studio A is set up to be the heart of the recording facilities in the Media Commons. Currently the room contains all the hardware and software that you might need to create and edit audio recordings, along with software for video editing, photography and 3D animation.

In addition to the Mac Pro computer, the room has an 8 channel audio interface, high quality studio monitors, microphones, headphones and the Whisper Room. The Whisper Room is an acoustically- isolated sound booth that can be used for audio recording where the mediation of background noise is important e.g. voice overs for video projects. Studio A also has access to microphones in Studio B if a larger room is needed for audio recording e.g. recording interviews.

To gain access to the room and use the equipment, users will need to attend a training session. Once trained, room booking will be mediated by Media Commons staff. Please contact Paul Benham or Kevin Travers to arrange for training.

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*Room booking is mediated by Media Commons staff.

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Studio B

Studio B

Studio B is an ideal space for filming video, recording audio or taking photographs in a controlled environment. Make use of the green screen set up for compositing video, record an audio interview with a group of people making use of the Studio A equipment, or use the shooting table and light tents for high quality photography.

To gain access to the room and use the equipment, users will need to attend a training session. Once trained, room booking will be mediated by Media Commons staff. Please contact Paul Benham or Kevin Travers to arrange for training.

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*Room booking is mediated by Media Commons staff.

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Electronic Classroom

Electronic Classroom

This classroom/lab, adjacent to the Media Commons, features 25 student workstations and an instructor station equipped with dual-boot iMacs running an array of media production software, dual projectors, video play-back equipment, digital document camera and room audio system. Please contact Amy Heggie to schedule this room.

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The Media Commons lends a limited amount of equipment to support viewing and multimedia production. Please contact the Media Commons Desk if you have questions concerning which equipment is most appropriate for your project.

IT Loaning/Media Commons

 Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If an item you need is not available, contact IT Loaning.

Tascam Dr-07MKII Audio Recorder

  • Recorder
  • 2GB Micro SD card
  • USB SD card reader
  • USB cable
  • User's manual
TascamDr-07MKII Audio Recorder

Olympus WS-802 Audio Recorder

  • Recorder
  • USB to USB cable
Olympus WS-802 Audio Recorder

Canon Digital SL-R: EOS Rebel T5i

  • Camera, neck strap, battery
  • Canon 35MM lens with cap
  • San Disk Ultra 16GB Class 10SD card
  • USB Style SD card reader
  • Spare battery
  • 2 piece charger
  • USB cable
  • User manual
Canon Digital SL-R: EOS Rebel T5i

Magnus VT-300 Tripod

  • Magnus VT-300 tripod
  • Make sure camera mount plate is returned with tripod
Magnus VT-300 Tripod

Seagate External Hard Drives (1TB)

  • Hard drive
  • USB to USB 3.0 cable
Seagate External Hard Drives (1TB)

Camera Kit #3

  • Canon XA-20 video camera with attached hood and battery
  • 2 Lexar Professional class 10, 32 GB microSD cards
  • USM 3.0 SD card reader
  • 2 piece power supply (block and power cord)
  • Spare battery
  • Camera remote
  • Sennheiser XLR microphone
  • Microphone shock mount
  • Fuzzy microphone windscreen
  • Short XLR cable
  • 20 ft XLR cable
  • Sony headphones MDR-7506 Professional in black pouch
Camera Kit #3

Media Commons Accessories

Please request the following from staff at the Media Commons Desk:

  • Headphones
  • Headphones splitters
  • External drives
  • NY Times 3D glasses