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.
VR Room (B81) – Room includes a Playstation 4 VR system and HTC Vive. Checkout the controllers from the WTY AV Library desk. Here is a list of available games.
30 27" iMacs / 16Gb RAM / 2Gb video cards.
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 ONLY RENTS OUT RECORDING EQUIPMENT TO SPECIFIC GROUPS.
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.
First visit? Click here to register. Returning? Log in below.
Media Depot Useful Links and Information
Downloading videos, pictures, and music from the internet without the creator’s permission is illegal and considered plagiarism. In order to avoid Honor Code violations, it is important to use copyright free material in all of your projects. We have provided links to copyright free material that can be used in all of your multimedia projects.
There are numerous resources for you both in the Media Depot and online. If you like to work on your own and at your own pace, here are a set of modules for you to work through that may help. Do them all, or skip to the ones you need. Come back anytime.
Module 1: Getting organized
Before you start, double-check your assignment. What questions should it answer or problem should it solve? Who is the audience? What specific requirements must be included?
A good first stop might be a Writing Center consultation or a trip to Presentation U! (or both). Take a look at both websites, or drop in to the physical locations, and make sure you understand what they have to offer.
There are many organizational tools that you can use for planning audio and/or video scripting. Here are two that may help you get started:
When you are ready to use the technology and need some help, The Media Depot @ The Hub is here for you both in person and online!
Module 2: Orientation to the Depot
The Media Depot @ The Hub is a technology resource for students. It is a physical lab that also has online resources. Get the quick overview here: What is the Media Depot? (captions available).
Student helpers who specialize in multimedia are your support in the Media Depot. If someone helped you at the Media Depot and you want to return for more help from that specific person, here’s a playlist with staff introductions: Meet the Staff (captions available).
If you need to schedule a recording room, here are the instructions: How to Schedule a Room (captions available).
Module 3: Using Media Depot Facilities
Don’t worry, there is a lot of help. Here’s a rundown of the possibilities of the Presentation Room (captions available). This room may require some help on setup, but then you will be on your way.