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. Matt Ryan, Media Support Specialist (email@example.com) is manager of the AV production room. Please contact him 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.
- Two 27" Mac Pro creation stations with dual monitors with the following software:
-Symantec Endpoint Protection
-Adobe Creative Suite
-Microsoft Office 2011
-Final Cut Pro X
- Firewire-equipped audio mixing board;
- Microphones and headsets;
- MiniDV tape deck for transferring footage from tape to digital file format (see SONY GV-HD700 user manual and our transfer quick guide for more info).
- VHS to DVD conversion deck (Sony RDR-VX555 -user manual is available here)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org including the following information:
- Name of person checking out
- 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. Scheduled walk-in support hours, when available, will be posted on the AV Production Room door during the semester.
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.
If you need more in-depth assistance with your project, you'll need to fill out a consultation request form ahead of time at the Information & Research Help Desk (map it) or submit one online. We'll schedule a time when you can meet with technical staff who can help you with iMovie and/or Windows Movie Maker. Programs such as Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro are provided, without staff support, for advanced users. Mann Library staff do not have expertise in these programs.
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.
We very highly recommend Apple's iMovie tutorials to anyone new to using iMovie. Even a short amount of time invested in watching these will help save your valuable time once you begin working on your project.