The Multi Media Room is used by patrons largely for working on video editing projects. Each workstation has access to a 1 terabyte server allowing them to work on large A/V files. Furthermore, each workstation has a variety of peripheral input devices allowing patrons to capture anything from VHS tapes, DVDs to miniDV tapes. This room can also be used by staff to convert media from one form or another to DVDs given the fact that there are up to six DVD recorders dispersed throughout the room. Scanning is another activity that can be preformed in this room; there are multiple scanners located throughout the Multi Media Room.
The Adobe Pro Editing suite is installed on each workstation in the center. This allows patrons to perform sophisticated editing and authoring of digital media content. Patrons most frequently used Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 and Encore1.0 when working on their video editing projects.
The following equipment is located in the Multi Media Room:
4 Dell Precision 380 PCs: Each workstation has Intel ® Pentium ® 4 CPUs, 3.20 GHz process speed, and 1.00 GB of RAM.
4 HP xw8000 PCs: Each workstation has Intel ® Xeon ™ CPUs, 3.06 GHz process speed, and 1.00 GB of RAM
4 Canon Elura 80 Mini DV Camcorders: These camcorders are connected to the Dell computer stations and are used to capture and record footage from/to Mini DV tapes.
3 Panasonic Mini DV Camcorders: These camcorders are connected to the HP computer stations and are used to capture and record footage from/to Mini DV tapes.
4 Panasonic Pro-Line AG-VP310 DVD/VCR Combos: These DVD/VCR combos are used to capture video footage from either VHS tape or DVDs.
1 Panasonic PV-9451 VCR: This VCR is used to transfer VHS and miniDV tapes to DVD. It is connected to a station that has its own television and DVD recorder. VHS tape is converted to a DVD most frequently at this station, but it can be used to convert a DVD to a VHS tape.
1 Panasonic AG-2580 VCR: This VCR is used to transfer media from either VHS or DVD. It is connected to a station that has its own television and DVD recorder. VHS tape is converted to a DVD most frequently at this station, but it can be used to convert a DVD to a VHS tape.
3 Panasonic Desktop Editors VCRs: These VCRs are connected to three Dell Computers and three DVD recorders, and can be viewed using the computer monitor. These are typically used to convert Mini DVC tapes to VHS tapes, but can be used to convert VHS tapes to DVDs or DVDs to VHS tapes.
1 Samsung World Wide Video VCR: This VCR is used primarily to convert PAL version VHS tapes to DVD since all other VCRs read only NTSC version VHS tapes.
6 Sony DVD Recorders: These DVD recorders are set up with VCRs and Mini DVC camcorders to be used in the converting of media from one form to another.