- Use of the Media Studio is reserved for venture teams and i-lab related projects only. No outside projects, please.
- A training session with the Media Studio Teaching Assistant or a member of the i-lab staff is required before use.
- No equipment is to be taken out of the Media Studio. Ever.
- No food or drink other than bottled water is allowed in the Media Studio.
- Media Studio equipment is for recording only. Editing must be done outside the studio on your own equipment and you should take your recordings with you on portable storage media.
- Audacity: Audacity is a freeware, multi-track editing program that is easy to use and has a good track record for being stable and dependable.
- Hindenburg: Hindenburg is a low-cost, professional audio editing tool designed specifically for journalists and podcasters. It is the editing software recommended by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange.
- GarageBand: GarageBand is Apple’s native audio editor. It is free if you have a Mac and relatively intuitive.
- iMovie: iMovie is Apple’s free video editor and comes with your Mac. It is easy to use and fine for vodcasts and simple projects.
- Windows Movie Maker: Microsoft’s version of a simple, iMovie-like free video editor. Again, fine for simple projects.
- Final Cut Pro X: Final Cut Pro is a step up from iMovie and Windows Movie Maker, and it comes with a step up in price ($299). The upside is that you can make high-quality professional productions with it.
- Adobe Premiere: Adobe Premier is the professional video editing tools for Windows. You can get the simplified Premiere Elements version for a lower price, or go with Premiere Pro to get more capability at a higher price. A pay-as-you-go cloud-based option is available through the Adobe Creative Cloud.