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) and managed by the Office of Instructional and Media Technologies (IMT) and funding from the UMM Technology Fee and IMT. This unique and powerful media lab is open to all students, faculty and staff to use for both academic and personal use.
- Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
- Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
- Saturdays, by appointment by contacting the Office of Media Technologies in HFA 123.
- Sunday 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 working lab is designed around a robust EditShare video server allowing to safely store and access standard and high definition (HD) video projects using Final Cut Studio, an industry standard non-linear video editing application.
The Digital Media Lab features Adobe Creative Suite 6 – consisting of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat Professional. Vectorworks 2011 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.
Using EditShare Connect/Logging into the EditShare
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 Mike Cihak, assistant director of marketing communication and design to schedule an informative session. If you have additional questions, feel free to visit our online video tutorial library to view videos on introductory topics regarding Logging in and out of the EditShare video server; Setting Scratch Disks in Final Cut Studio, and Exporting Video from Final Cut Pro.