Student Media Depot @ The Hub

The Student Media Depot @ The Hub is a student digital media space located in the Hub at William T. Young Library. The Media Depot provides; access to recording equipment and space, editing stations with specialized multimedia software, and technical support for students’ development of their academic media projects. The Media Depot is funded by the Student Technology Fee and is a collaboration between the University of Kentucky Information Technology Services (ITS) and UK Libraries and is in support of the Quality Enhancement Plan.

The Media Depot includes…

  • Presentation Recording Rooms (B53 & B54) - rooms with 42-inch mounted monitors to display presentations, plus a tripod mounted iPad to record presentations.
  • Green Screen Recording Room (B60-A) - mini studio, equipped with a green screen wall and tools to produce professional-grade presentations. Includes Canon XA 35 prosumer camcorder recording HD H264 format and Rode NGT 2 shotgun microphone using Garage Band.
  • Audio and Screen Capture Recording Rooms (B56 & B57) - Rooms for audio recording and screen capture with professional recording equipment and software. Includes Neat Bumblebee USB microphone and tabletop audio sound booth. One room also includes an M-Audio Keystation 61 and Native Instruments Machine Jam drum machine.
  • Podcast Room (B59) - You can record the audio of three people using broadcast quality Sure SM7b microphones and an iMac computer using Garage Band.
  • 30 27" iMacs / 16Gb RAM / 2Gb video cards / OS 10.13.2
  • VR Room (B81) - Room includes a Playstation 4 VR system. Checkout the controllers and games from the WTY AV Library desk. Here is a list of available games:
    • Apex Legends
    • Fortnite
    • The Last of Us
    • Destiny 2
    • Batman Archam VR
    • Astro Bot
    • And more!
  • External hard drives and tripods with smart phone mounts are available for three day check out at the Audio Visuals Services desk in the Hub in William T. Young Library.
  • PLEASE NOTE:THE MEDIA DEPOT DOES NOT RENT OUT RECORDING EQUIPMENT.

All recording equipment uses secure digital memory cards. The Media Depot recommends a minimum 16GB card with Class 4 or better, or a 4GB minimum flash drive. Students will need to save and edit content on their memory card so that they can retain their project. External hard drives are available out at the Audio Visuals Services desk in the HUB in William T. Young Library.  Students must schedule time to use recording rooms.

Other sources in the Hub at the William T. Young Library include: The Writing Center, Tech Help @ the Hub, Presentation U, and WTY Audio Visual Services (Students can check out movies, laptops, and external hard drives.)

The Media Depot Club is a student organization through the University of Kentucky. We give students access to film equipment and a professional production environment. 

For questions, contact Kirk Laird or Kevin Reifert.

If you would like to schedule a tour or workshop please fill out this form.

 

 

Media Depot Staffed Hours

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"No show" reservations will be canceled after 15 minutes. Please do not schedule more than one room at a time.

Phone Number: (859) 323-1105

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