HARDWARE IN THE IMC
The Interactive Media Center has a wide selection hardware in the lab for use on your media projects. Listed below are details. Contact us for more information.
Hardware & Equipment Available in the Lab
- 16 Windows 7 machines with CD-RW/DVD-RW combo drives, USB ports, headsets, (2 PCs have IEEE 1394 port, and video inputs)
- 15 Macintosh with Web cameras, CD-RW/DVD-RW combo drives, USB 2, firewire support, headsets, analog/digital converter boxes to import, edit and export video, and midi keyboards
- Audio digitizing equipment including Mbox, sound mixer, sound module, etc. on one Macintosh
- Flatbed scanners with ADF and transparency adapters (See a scanner workstation). Two scanners will scan a document up to size A3 (16.5" x 11.7").
- 1 scanner for 35mm film negatives and slides
- Color laser printer (fee)
- Black and white laser printer (fee)
- 3 MIDI keyboards
- Braile Embosser (on one machine)
Note about audio and video on the Macintosh and Windows platforms:
Working with audio and/or video can be quite time-consuming and intimidating. Anything is possible here. Patrons add video to PowerPoint, extract stills from DVD, edit movies recorded with personal camcorders, prepare digital lectures, digitize and transcribe taped interviews. Patrons are encouraged to contact us for guidance before they get started.
We support patrons who need to work outside the IMC. We loan an assortment of cables, adapters and peripheral equipment to connect devices to other computers. We research available no-cost software, that users may opt to download rather than purchase the sophisticated applications available in the IMC.