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AV Production Room

Located on the basement level of Mann Library, room B30D (map it) is available for audio and video recording, as well as editing. Please contact Thomas Trutt with any questions concerning use of equipment or software. Check out and reservations are handled by the Circulation Desk (map it). See below for more info.

Hardware & Software

  • Two 27" Mac Pro creation stations with dual monitors with the following software:

-OSX 10.8.2

-ILife 2011

-IWork 2009

-Symantec Endpoint Protection

-Adobe Creative Suite
Production Premium CS6

-Microsoft Office 2011




-Final Cut Pro X

  • Headsets;
  • VHS to DVD conversion deck (Sony RDR-VX555 -- user manual is available here)

Loan Policies

  • The AV room is available for use by Cornell students, staff and faculty with a valid Cornell photo ID.
  • The AV room is not available for use by holders of NY State Privilege cards, CU Library cards, proxy users, spousal card holders, or students with a status of "on leave" or "in absentia".
  • The room is for media production/editing use only. Reserving the room for individual or group study is expressly forbidden.
  • Key may be charged out for a maximum 4 hour loan per day at the first floor Circulation Desk (map it).  NO RENEWALS.
  • Walk-in use is available at the Circulation Desk on a first-come, first-served basis, provided no reservations exist.
  • Patrons are responsible for securing the room, and making sure all equipment is in its original configuration and condition when they leave.


To reserve the AV Production Room, please call the Circulation Desk at 255-3296, or submit an email to including the following information:

  • Name of person checking out
  • NetID
  • Status (Faculty, Staff, Undergrad or Grad Student)
  • Date Needed
  • Exact Time Period Wanted (Max 4 hours)
  • Task Room is being used for

Reservations are held for 15 minutes from the time they begin. After that time the room will be made available to other groups. To ensure access to the room by as many individuals as possible, we generally limit patrons or groups to one reservation at a time.


Very limited support is provided for this room at this time. 

Support for unscheduled walk-in video editing projects at other times is limited to help connecting your camera or camcorder to a computer (provided staff are available at that time). The programs we provide for capturing and editing video is provided on a "do-it-yourself" basis. Our staff can direct you to relevant tutorials, quick guides and manuals for applications, and we can help get you started transferring non-copyrighted VHS tape to DVD.

We highly encourage faculty and teaching assistants to utilize the STAP program for audio and video project support. We also encourage users to look at instructional opportunities at Cornell, including Mann, CIT and ATC workshops.