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A Mac workstation for MIDI applictions with keyboard MIDI Workstation with Macintosh

Audio and Video on the Macintosh and Windows CP 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.

Sophisticated A/V Workstations

In support of the Digital Music classes a dedicated Macintosh workstation is equipped with MBox, Tascam stereo cassette deck, Samson mixpad, Edirol Studio Canvas 64 Voice Sound module, and Roland PC70 midi keyboard. The additional audio applications located only on this workstation include: Pro Tools, SoundHack, Max/MSP (with Jitter and GRM Tools) Peak, Soundtrack and Audacity. IMC patrons are welcome to use this workstation; however, there is minimal staff support.

Web Application Support

The lab is fully equipped to support a wide range of Web projects and applications. Our computers are loaded with the Adobe Creative Suit software, including, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. In addition, we have Adobe Captivate available for creation of sophisticated Web projects. We have FTP capabilities.

We consult with students, faculty and staff on their Web projects. We encourage contact by email, telephone, or dropping in. Our free classes well attended.

 

Accessibility Enhanced Workstation Services for Persons with Disabilities

One height-adjustable Windows workstation is available for persons registered for services. It is equipped with a Braille printer, flatbed scanner, headphones and software that support persons that may be visually and/or hearing impaired or require a non-traditional mode of study. Applications include: Dragon Naturally Speaking, Duxbury Braille Translator, Jaws, Zoom Text and Kurzweil 1000.

In addition, much of the software listed on the left is available on this workstation.

 

A/V Playback Area

The A/V Playback Area is located in the open area in front of the service desk. All audio playback stations are equipped with headphones. Users may checkout extra headphones and splitters so that two or more people can listen to one program.

The A/V Playback Area is a convenient location for listening and viewing media from the Library Collection and items that have been placed on Reserve.

Visit this page to see a panorama of the Playback Area at the Interactive Media center. You will be able to pan, zoom, and more as you explore our facility.

Panorama thumbnail of the Interactive Media Center Lab

 

Pickup and Return of Loan Equipment

The Interactive Media Center has camcorders, microphones, tripods, cameras, H2 Zoom digital recorders, digital voice recorders, and other equipment available as noted on the left. Checkout and return of cameras, camcorders, H2 Zoom recorders, and tripods is dependant on availability. In addition, they must be picked up and returned during regular business hours, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We strongly suggest that you contact us at rconboy@albany.edu or at 442-3608 for more information and reservations.

 

Additional Equipment Available in the University Library

The University Library has some equipment available at the Circulation Desk. Included are these items:

  • Notebook computers
  • Headphones and splitters
  • Projector

 

B29 Audio/Video/Skype Room

Room B29 on the lower level of the University Library, in Current Periodicals, is available as a small recording room for audio and video projects. It may also be used for Skype.

The key for B29 can be checked out from the Circulation Desk. Contact Circulation at 442-3569 for more information.

View a 3-D panorama of the IMC Lab!

Visit this page to see a panorama of the IMC lab. You will be able to pan, zoom, and more as you explore our facility.

Panorama thumbnail of the Interactive Media Center Lab

INTERACTIVE MEDIA CENTER TOOLS

The Interactive Media Center has a wide selection of software and hardware available to support many different interactive media projects. Video editing, Web site creation, audio editing, and image building are all possible in the lab.

Software in the Interactive Media Center

Windows Macintosh
• Adobe Acrobat Professional    
• Adobe Acrobat Reader    
• Adobe Audition (on selected machines)    

• Adobe Captivate (on selected machines)

   
• Adobe Web Premium CS including:
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Media Encoder
  • Adobe Photoshop
   
• Adobe Flash plug ins    
• Audacity      
• Chrome      
• Compressor      
• DataStream (on one machine, IMC 29)    
• Dragon Naturally Speaking (on one machine, IMC 25)    
• Duxbury Braille Translator (on one machine, IMC 25)    
• DVD player    
• FileZilla (FTP program to connect to S drive)    
• Finale 2011  (on one machine, IMC 6)    
• Final Cut Pro X    
• Firefox browser    
• Flip 4 Mac (to view & create WMV files on the Mac)    
• Garageband    
• Google Chrome    
• Handbrake    
• Internet Explorer    
• iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand, (iLife 11)    
• iTunes    
• Jaws (on one machine, IMC 25)    
• Kurzweil 1000 ( with scanner application) (on one machine, IMC 25)    
• Max/MSP (on one machine, IMC 6)    
• Microsoft Office for Mac 2011    
• Microsoft Office 2010    
• Miro Video Converter    

• Motion (on one machine, IMC 15)

   
• OmniPage Pro, OCR (text scanning) (on selected machines)    
• Peak and Peak LE (on selected machines)    
• Pro Tools (on one machine, IMC 6)    
• Quicktime Pro or Quicktime Player    
• Real Player    
• Toast  Titanium (CD/DVD burning)    
• Safari browser    
• Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum (on selected machines)    
• Sony DVD Architect (on selected machines)    
• Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio (on selected machines)    
• Sound Hack (on selected machines)    
• SoundSlides Plus (on selected machines)    
• Snapz Pro    
• Stuff-It Expander    
• VLC Player    
• Microsoft DVD Maker    
• Windows Live Movie Maker    
• Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery    
• Windows Media Player    
• WinRAR    
• Zoom Text (on one machine, IMC 25)    

Hardware & Equipment Available in the Interactive Media Center

Windows Macintosh
• 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}    

Equipment Available for Loan in the Interactive Media Center

 

Some of these devices, marked with " * ", are very popular and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 or send email to rconboy@albany.edu to check availability and to reserve pickup times.

Equipment is available for pick up and return ONLY during regular business hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. These items include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Camcorders
  • Still cameras
  • Tripods
  • H2 & H4 Zoom sound recorders

Please contact us for more information.


A PDF document listing the audio recording equipment available in the IMC is available for download right here. It provides brief descriptions of the equipment.

A PDF document listing the video recording equipment available in the IMC is available for download right here. It provides brief descriptions of the equipment such as camcorders, microphones, and more.

Canon digital still cameras (point and shoot)*
Canon Mini-DV digital camcorders* (See what is in the kit)
Canon VIXIA HF R21 HD digital camcorders
Canon Vixia HF R32 HD camcorders
Canon FS300 digital camcorders* (See what is in the kit)
• Cassette tape recorders (also available from Circulation Desk)
• Digital voice recorders (optional telephone and lapel mics are available)
H2 Zoom digital audio recorders*
• Audio-Technica ATR97 omnidirectional boundary microphones
USB Flash drives
Marantz cassette tape deck*
Portable hard drives (USB)*
Professional tripods for still and video use*
• Variable Friction Magic Arm with Camera Bracket with Super Clamp (See examples of the Magic Arm in use)
USB memory card reader/writers (see an example)
• Headphones and splitters
• "Steadicam" to stabilize panning and "traveling" video shots
• Stereo Headsets with flexible boom microphone
• Labtec USB microphones
• Telephone interview recording devices for cell and landlines
Transcription Kit
• Handheld microphones (see an example)
• Table-top mic stands
Microphone floor stands*
Boom arms for microphone floor stands*
Audio-Technica wireless lavaliere microphone system*
Audio-Technica wireless handheld microphone system*
Portable cassette recorders (see an example)
• Handheld Presentation Remote Control devices (suitable for use with PowerPoint presentations on Windows and Macintosh notebook computers) (see what is in the kit)
• Portable radio/CD/cassette player
USB microphones (also available from Circulation Desk)
USB drives (also available from Circulation Desk)

• USB Audio/MIDI Interface (to connect various audio equipment, including mics and guitars, to computers or PA systems)

• Web Cams
• 2 Anchor Audio An-100 portable PA systems
• Skype Kit
• External USB floppy drive, Zip drive, CD/DVD drive
• Various audio and video cables and adapters

A/V Playback Area in the Interactive Media Center

 
The Interactive Media Center has equipment to view and listen to any media format available in the library. (Click here to see a 360O panorama of the area.) This part of the IMC includes the following equipment:
• VHS VCRs including 1 VHS VCR with PAL, SECAM, & NTSC capability
NOTE: An additional DVD/VHS combo station is available on the first floor, North Side
DVD players, including models that will play all regions and NTSC or PAL formats
• Laser Disc players
• Phonograph turntable
• Sony "Boombox" with cassette tape player, CD player, and radio
• Telex Caramate 35mm slide viewer
• Optilec Viewer (page magnifier, color adjuster)
 

Equipment Available from the Circulation Desk of the University Library (not part of the IMC collection)

• Notebook computers
• Mini projectors
USB microphones (Also available from IMC Service Desk)
• Calculators
• Cassette tape recorders
• Headphones (Also available from IMC Service Desk)
• Kindles
USB drives (Also available from IMC Service Desk)
 

Items for sale at Circulation Desk

  • DVD-R disks
  • CD-R disks
  • Mini DV tape
Contact Circulation at 442-3569 for more information
 
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times
The IMC version of the famous $14 Steadycam
This is the IMC version of the famous "$14 Steadicam"
Sure microphone with cord
This is one of several types of handheld
microphones we have
Portable cassette recorder
Memory card reader
Wireless remote pointer
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.
This is a very popular item and may not be available on a walk-in basis. Please telephone 442-3608 check availability and to reserve pickup times.

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