Digital Media Lab

Building: 
Humanities Fine Arts
Room: 
26

Description

12 Macintosh Computers
Projector
Flatbed Scanners
Wacom Drawing Tables
Headphones
Auxiliary Speakers

The University of Minnesota Morris Digital Media Lab is a 12-station computer lab located in the lower-level of the Humanities-Fine Arts Center (room #26). This unique and powerful media lab is open to all students, faculty and staff to use for both academic and personal use.

Hours

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturdays, by appointment - contact The Helpdesk
Sundays 2 p.m.-10 p.m.

The focus of the Digital Media Lab is to provide professional video editing, graphic design, sound/audio editing, and CAD drafting technology to UMM students, faculty and staff. This lab is designed around EditShare, a collaborative network server allowing safe and flexible storage of high definition (HD) video projects using Adobe Premiere Pro, an industry-level, non-linear video editing application.

To request an account on the Digital Media Lab EditShare server, contact The Helpdesk.

Specialty Software

  • The Digital Media Lab features Adobe Creative Suite 6 – allowing the entire campus community access to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat Professional. Vectorworks 2013 is also installed throughout the lab and offers state of the art computer-aided drafting (CAD) to students for use in theatre set and lighting design.
  • Editing and the recording of audio can be accomplished using Audacity, providing easy recording, editing and conversion of audio files. Toast Titanium is available to burn audio CDs and video DVDs, additionally DVD Studio Pro is available for advanced users to create DVDs with extended features including chapter marks, submenus, foreign language support and subtitling.
  • Music students have access to Finale’, a music composing software package, on three specific computers in the UMM Digital Media Lab. These three computers have Finale’ labeled on the top right of the monitor.
  • Students, faculty and staff needing to convert video clips to different formats can use MPEG Streamclip. This application allows users to open, view and save video clips in a multitude of video formats.
  • Final Draft is a script-writing application used in the scriptwriting process and is provided by the UMM Communication, Media and Rhetoric discipline.

The UMM Digital Media Lab also provides flatbed scanners, Wacom drawing tablets, headphones and auxiliary speakers for use.

If you have any questions about using the UMM Digital Media Lab or software, feel free to contact the Helpdesk at 6150 to schedule an informative/training session.

To request an account on the EditShare video server visit the Office of Instructional and Media Technologies. Please allow up to one business day for the account to be activated.

Availability & Scheduling

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturdays, by appointment - contact The Helpdesk
Sundays 2 p.m.-10 p.m.