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Moody Media Lab

Recording studios, A/V media equipment loans, VR/AR lab. We've got great stuff for your multimedia projects.

Studios

Video Studio

“When we needed to make a short video to allow Dean Nordt and selected faculty members to explain the proposed changes to our Arts & Sciences core curriculum, we turned to the staff at the Media Lab for help. They were able to coordinate all the details for us, and the chore of recording a number of different people at various times became pleasant as a result of their expertise.” - Randy Fiedler, Director of Marketing and Communications, College of Arts & Sciences

Who: Instructors seeking to record video content, including course introductions, interviews, and lecture segments. Students with creative assigments, including speeches, interviews, presentations, and others. Suitable for 2-4 people.

What: Professional camera, shotgun microphone, lights, and backdrops (black, grey, chroma green). Optional teleprompter and presentation TV on rear wall.

Where: Moody Library Garden Level Study Commons 

When: Bookable hours here

Additional Details:

  • Teleprompter permits typing entry or any rich-text file.
  • Television on rear wall is connected to a Mac mini and monitor beside camera.
  • Recordings start/stop using a single button. Add video chapters with a click of a button.
  • Recordings saved directly to attached USB drive (you provide, or borrow from HelpDesk+)
  • Recordings ALSO automatically backed up to network storage (we can retrieve them for you)
  • Make a reservation

Training and Assistance: Media Lab staff are available to assist with orientation to the studio, composing the camera shot and lighting, performing a mic check, and other suggested "pre-flight" tests. Make an appointment with us here. We also have a Video 101 library guide to walk you through the space and the basics of video recording.

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Audio Studios

"The Media Lab allows my students to work on multimedia projects. Some of the work produced in the lab has been published in The Bundle Magazine allowing students to hone their skills while they build their portfolios. It’s a necessary space and I am so grateful we have it.” - Macarena Hernández, The Fred Hartman Distinguished Professor of Journalism, Journalism, Public Relations and New Media

Who: Instructors recording voiceover for screen captures, podcasts, narration, and other audio captures require a clean audio environment. Students with creative projects including digital storytelling, podcasts, interviews, auditions and more. Also an ideal spot to mix and edit. Suitable for 1-2 people.

What: Whisperroom double-walled sound isolation studio. 6' x 8" space. Electro-Voice EV20 dynamic broadcast microphone mounted on a boom, Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 USB audio interface connected to a Mac Mini with dual displays. Mackie MR5 monitors, Sennheiser HD 280 pro earphones.

Where: Moody Library Garden Level Study Commons 

When: Bookable hours here

Additional Details:

  • Personal laptop may be connected to the system with a single USB 2.0 connection.
  • Software on Mac Mini includes Audacity, Adobe Audition, Apple GarageBand, Apple Logic Pro.
  • Make a reservation

Training and Assistance: Media Lab staff are available to assist with orientation to the studio, performing a mic check, choosing appropriate software, and how to access your recordings. Make an appointment with us here. We also have an Audio 101 library guide to walk you through the space.

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Lightboard Studio

"Using the lightboard to create instructional video tutorials was a GAMECHANGER for the Tutoring Center! We have gotten tremendous positive feedback about how these videos are helping Baylor students get the help they need with a click of a button. Both Tutors and professors have been elated that they have more time to help with more complex concepts in their office hours or with tutor staff in drop in center. The students are thrilled to have more vehicles to get help they need! We are so fortunate to have a media lab which makes video creation so easy! - Melanie Moore Briscoe, Program Manager for Tutoring in Academic Support Programs

Who: Instructors seeking to record handwritten content AND face a camera. Suitable for 1 person.

What: Lightboard by Learning Glass, situated in a studio with a high-quality camcorder, lighting, backdrop, and lavalier microphone, to allow reliable DIY recording on portable storage media (CF card and reader provided, or bring your own). Instructor faces the glass and writes normally. Camera flips the video horizontally so viewers may see the written content normally.

Where: Moody Library Garden Level Study Commons 

When: Bookable hours here

Additional Details:

  • Camera requires Compact Flash media, NOT SD cards. We have two available with a CF card reader to transfer media to your own laptop or directly to Box using a computer in the Study Commons.
  • Smaller lightboard also available in the Video Booth (requires some setup).
  • Tabletop portable lightboard also available for checkout to record at home or office. Portable kit includes: 20" x 27" lightboard, USB camera, lights, backdrop, and software recommendations to flip video.
  • We provide neon markers and cleaning cloth.
  • Please use only DRY clean the lightboard. liquids may damage the LEDs.
  • Make a reservation

Training and Assistance: Media Lab staff are available to assist with orientation to the studio, composing the camera shot and lighting, performing a mic check, and other suggested "pre-flight" tests. Make an appointment with us here. We also have a Video 101 library guide to walk you through the basics of video recording.

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Learning Glass front view

Learning Glass rear view

 

 

Kaltura Capture Studio

Who: Instructors seeking to record directly to Kaltura Capture, in a studio with lighting, backdrop, sound treatment, and upgraded camera and microphone. Both two and three source recordings are supported (audio, video, and optional screen capture). Suitable for 1-2 people.

What: The "Collaboration Plus" room was originally designed to accommodate video conference interviews and other DIY recording needs of graduate students. It includes a desktop PC with TV monitor and wireless keyboard and mouse, in addition to all required studio equipment. Collaboration Plus also works very well as a Kaltura Capture Studio, for those looking for upgraded recordings, using software integrated directly into Canvas.

Where: Poage Library, Graduate Research Center (GRC), 2nd Floor, Collaboration Plus 

When: Bookable hours here

Additional Details:

Training and Assistance: Media Lab staff are available to assist with orientation to the studio, composing the camera shot and lighting, performing a mic check, and other suggested "pre-flight" tests. Make an appointment with us here. We also have a Kaltura 101 research guide to walk you through Kaltura and a Video 101 research guide to help make your recordings turn out great..

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Document Camera Studios

Who: Instructors needing a simple studio for document camera recordings. Suitable for 1 person.

What: We provide everything you need to drop in and create document camera recordings. Studio includes Hue HD Pro document camera and mat, wired lavalier microphone, Dell laptop with Kaltura Capture installed, and optional backdrop and webcam for dual video signals.

Where: Moody Library Garden Level Study Commons 

When: Bookable hours here

Additional Details:

Training and Assistance: Media Lab staff are available to assist with orientation to the studio, using the document camera, performing a mic check, and other suggested "pre-flight" tests. Make an appointment with us here. We also have a Kaltura 101 research guide to walk you through Kaltura.

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Picture showing document camera studio

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