Digital Video and Podcasting Projects

 FAQ

Classroom Guest lecturing:

A guest lecture by Media Services professional staff is an excellent first step to video and audio project assignments for all majors. Our staff offers project consultation and simplified instructional materials and tutorials for digital projects. This lecture inspires students to creatively depict actions representative of assigned subject matter.

Successful usage of digital camcorders

  • Demonstrations of operational techniques, camera movements
  • Best practices and other user support information

Supported editing software

  • Final Cut Pro introduction
  • Understanding storage requirements and file saving
  • Post production effects and outputting

Current policies and procedures

  • Equipment checkout and availability
  • Hours of operation

Hands on Digital Editing Assistance:

Digital Services Edit Bay

Contact Adrian Tapia:
(512) 428-1040
carlost@stedwards.edu

                                 ***ANNOUNCMENT***

 

The Audio Recording Booth has been relocated back to the New Media Center in the Munday Library.  Please contact the New Media Center or the Library Information Desk for more information.  Reservations can be made through the room reservation system on the library's website, at http://library.stedwards.edu

 

Audio Recoring Booth

The Audio Booth is open to use for all St. Edward's Community for musical recording, screencasting, sound design, podcasting, voice recording and voice over. Access to the booth may be gained through Media Services staff or by reservation through the library's room reservation system at http://library.stedwards.edu. Hands-on help available during New Media Center hours. Instructions

 

CD and DVD burning:

Media Services will burn CD’s and DVD within two working days of receiving them. This applies to quantities under 5. Materials received on Friday and Saturday will be completed on Tuesday. Production requests will be submitted and processed in the New Media Center in the Munday Library. The work will be completed by professional staff members. more info

FAQ and Suggestions:

What equipment is available to record video?

There are DVC cameras that require mini DVD tapes. The DVC are high quality and most of them include external microphones. Tripods with quick release heads are also available. The Samson H2 Zoom is the current digital voice recorder available for audio only. Lighting equipment and wireless microphones are not available. View equipment for loan in detail.

What are the equipment checkout policies and procedures?

We do not reserve checkout equipment.  Equipment loans are on a 48 hour basis. Label all materials and pick up the items in person. If there are questions or unresolved issues, please contact Adrian Tapia 428-1040 or Austin Doak, 428-1244. Please review our equipment loan policy.

How do I request DVD copying or transferring?

  1. All burning and copying is done in the New Media Center located in the Munday Library.
  2. Media Services will burn DVDs within two working days of receiving them.
  3. Materials received on Friday and Saturday will be completed on Tuesday.
  4. Label all physical media with name, contact information, and title of the project.
  5. Pick up your completed request and original media in person.
This applies to quantities under 5. Any specialty work, cueing tapes, editing out parts requires extra time and the patron must speak directly with professional staff regarding more demanding requests. Typically, we provide assistance and teach students how to edit. Our staff does not edit digital video for students.
 
Alternatively, DVD burners are available in both Woodward Office Building 137 and Trustee Hall 108. DVD burners may be checked out for 48 hours.
 

Which video formats are currently supported?

We support digital formats including MPEG4. Transfers involving other formats require the student to bring in the camera including VHS- C, 8mm, and Beta etc. Questions about copying should be addressed to Adrian Tapia 428-1040 or Austin Doak, 428-1244.

What is the best way to complete the project?

Utilize the resources on campus. Call 448-8796 and reserve a Ragsdale or Fleck conference room. Call 448-8762 to reserve a classroom. We usually can burn a standard DVD within 48 hours Monday through Thursday. The DVD will play on most computers and DVD players. Always retain the mini DVD tape for archival purposes.

Call Media Services at 448-8443. When checking out the equipment, ask for starter training. Review the DVD before turning it in to the instructor. Equipment information and additional instructions can be found on our Supported Equipment Standards page.

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