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Media Creation Resources

About the Digital Media Commons

The Students' Union supported Digital Media Commons is located on the third floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library between the Student Success Centre and Visual and Performing Arts. We follow the "Commons" model, and as such all equipment is open and accessible to everyone. The media editing suites require booking through the workroom booking system. Come by and check out the Technology Innovation Suite where you can explore and manipulate visual and auditory media using high-tech equipment such as a Multi-touch table, Digital Globe and a digital DJ Controller.

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The following equipment and software is available for use in the Digital Media Commons:


       Mac Pro Computer workstations

       Standard OSX Software: iMovie, Garage Band, iPhoto, iDVD

       Adobe Creative Suite 5: 

(Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Sound Booth, etc.)

       Final Cut Express

       Media Conversion Software, Quicktime Pro

       Sound Studio

       4  Sound-proof A/V Edit Suites with high-end microphones and Midi keyboards available:

       2 equipped with MacPro computers (see MacPro software list above)

       2 equipped with PCs

       Adobe CS5 (See list above)

       Mango Languages Language Learning Software

       SMART Custom Interactive Multi-touch table w/ SDK

       Magic Planet digital globe  w/ SDK

       Numark NS6 4 Channel DJ Controller and Mixer w/ Serato Itch 2.0 Software

  • 6 High Performance (liquid cooled) Gaming PCs
    • 3.5Ghz i7 Processor
    • 12 Gb memory
    • 2 GeForce GTX580 Graphics processors
    •  360+ Retro and Contemporary PC game titles

  •  Gaming Development tools such as: Blender, Valve Utilities, Unity, VTFEdit, Autodesk ECS incl. Maya, 3DSMax, Mudbox, etc. (coming soon)
  • (coming soon) Retrospective and Contemporary console gaming area
  • Consoles and software from Atari to Xbox 360 Kinect