Contact the Media Suite

Call: (902) 491-6231
Email: jay.williams@smu.ca
Visit: Burke 219

Hours of operation

Regular

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summer (June 3rd - September 2nd)

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

 Media Suite

The Media Suite provides production services in support of faculty and staff, creating multimedia materials for use in their courses, as well as multimedia assistance to students working on academic projects. Multimedia projects have included the creation of introductory videos, production of audio podcasts, conversion of video presentations to CD-ROM and DVD formats, advertising for online courses, animated banners, and the creation of fully interactive multimedia presentations.

Software & Application Support Centre (SAS) staff are available to provide assistance to individuals during regular hours, in the Media Suite or elsewhere on campus (within reason).

Facilities and services

  • Video recording/editing

  • Digital video file conversion from one format (e.g. AVI, FLV, MOV, MPEG, VOB, etc.) to another

  • Audio recording for podcasting with condenser microphones and audio interface

  • Real-time digitisation of VHS tapes

  • Digital audio file conversion from one format (MP3, WAV, DSS, WMA, AIFF, etc.) to another.

  • Screencasting (with/without audio)

  • Video/audio Conferencing for the purpose of podcasting

  • Lightboard recording (pending)

Training

We offer training, either individually or in small groups, by appointment.

Fill out the scheduling form, below, to book a personal training session. We can help you learn recording techniques, production and mixing skills, and graphic design.

Take a course online

Did you know that your library card gives you free access to Lynda.com? Pick from more than 4,000 video tutorials taught by industry experts. This is a great way to learn about photography, graphic design, animation, audio and music production, web design, and more, on demand and at your own pace.

Media Suite booking

All bookings will need to be requested via our scheduling form. Please observe our calendar for openings (calendar and form pending, please contact jay.williams@smu.ca, for now). No walk-ins permitted.

Available equipment

  • Video editing workstation with an AMD Ryzen 7 1800x processor, AMD RX 580 GPU, 16 GB RAM, and Windows 10

  • Adobe CC Master Collection (Premiere, After Effects, Audition, etc. editing system with HD capability)

  • Canon Vixia HG20 HD DSLR camera

  • Behringer USB audio interface

  • Soundcraft 6 channel audio mixer

  • 4 soft box lights

  • Chromakey Green backdrop for compositing

  • Zoom audio recorder

  • 2 condenser microphones with pop filters and stands

  • 2 Sennheiser Lavaliere microphones with portable receivers

  • 1 Sennheiser wireless hand held mic

  • Teleprompter with iPad Mini

  • Lightboard (pending)

Loaning of equipment is not permitted from the Media Suite.