The Hurley Convergence Center has spaces and services to support a variety of types of media development and production.
Multimedia Editing Lab – HCC 116
The lab contains five iMacs with dual displays and a full complement of audio and video editing software for editing and producing complex media projects.
- An audio recording booth (the Vocal Booth) is available in this lab for recording “screencasts”, voiceovers, podcasts, or other small-scale audio recordings.
- Microphones (USB and XLR) are available for checkout from the Information Desk (see below).
- Reservations suggested.
Advanced Media Production Studio – HCC 115
- The Advanced Media Production Studio supports lecture capture and professional-grade media productions. There are two HD and one 4K video camera on the studio floor, complete with teleprompters kits (for use with iPads available for checkout at the Information Desk). Various microphones are available for a variety of recording configurations.
- Before using the studio, students are required to complete training through the DKC. Once trained, students names are added to a list of those approved to reserve and use the room. Reservations are required and must occur during Information Desk hours (Hours for the desk are listed below).
- Solid-state hard drives (for storing media files) and iPads (for teleprompting) are available to checkout from the Information Desk and use in the studio.
Training Lab — HCC 130
When not scheduled for meetings or classes, room 130 is an open lab space containing 16 dual-boot iMacs. Some media editing software is available on these machines (iMovie, Garage Band, Windows Movie Maker, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Media Equipment Checkout
Various equipment is available for checkout in the Convergence Center for media production and consumption.
Information Desk – HCC 2nd floor
The Information Desk, located on the 2nd floor of the building, is staffed by students and provides media equipment for checkout during staffed hours.
All checkout is completed using the Library system; a valid EagleOne card is required. Checkout periods vary from item to item. The following items are currently available:
- DSLR Cameras (Canon EOS Rebel T5 and T5i)
- GoPro Cameras (Hero 3+ and Hero4)
- HD Camcorders (Vixia HF R400)
- Webcams (Logitech C920)
- Standard Tripods
- iPhone/iPod Tripods
- USB Microphones (Audio-Technica ATR2100)
- XLR Microphone (Heil PR40)
- Headphones (Sennheiser HD201)
- Portable Audio Recorders (Tascam DR-40 and Zoom H6)
- Audio Mixers (Sony DVP-FX980)
- Steadicam for iPods / iPhones
- USB Headsets (Logitech H390 and Microsoft LX-6000)
- Portable DVD Players (Sony DVP-FX980)
- PS4 consoles
- Xbox One consoles
- Laptops (Mac and PC)
- iPads (available for use as teleprompters in the media production studio)
- External hard drives (available for storing media created in the media production studio)
You may also check the Library’s Web site to confirm what equipment is currently available.
DTLT – HCC 410
The Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies has two portable green screens available for checkout. Due to the size of these items, they are not available through the Information Desk. Anyone interested in using them should contact DTLT.
- Large portable green screen sheet with tripod frame
- Small pop-up blue/green screen
Support & Training
HCC Info Desk – HCC 2nd floor
The Information Desk provides equipment checkout and access to the studio (for those students who have been trained and approved to use the room).
Digital Knowledge Center – HCC 408
The Digital Knowledge Center provides peer tutoring for students needing assistance with media production and editing. Appointments are not required but are suggested.
Media tutoring may occur in the Center (in HCC 408) or in the Multimedia Editing Lab (HCC 116). The location of your tutorial will depend upon what type of tutorial you need and which tutor you work with; the location will be identified when you make your reservation.
Whenever a tutor is available, walk-in support is also available.
Division of Teaching & Learning Technologies
DTLT provides consulting and development for faculty who are interested in learning more about media production or who would like to incorporate media assignments into their courses. Staff in DTLT are available to meet one-on-one with faculty to discuss their goals and develop a plan.