Media Lab

Digital Media Lab

The Digital Media Lab gives UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff access to the latest in multimedia software and hardware. Our lab offers 11 workstations, each one with a wide range of video hardware and software, including Adobe Premiere, After Effects, iMovie, iDVD, Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro, and much more. In addition to our workstations, we also have two duplication stations capable of copying up to 7 CDs or DVDs simultaneously. Whether you want to produce a full-length documentary or make that wedding video look just right, we have the tools you need to do it!

Please read Our Policies & Procedures

Audio Lab Our audio lab is equipped with a Mac Pro, which houses an array of digital editing software, including GarageBand, Logic and Reason, allowing everybody from the beginner to the pro to create music from the ground up.

Video Editing Suites Apple Mac Pro workstations allow you to utilize a wide range of professional video editing and multimedia software, including Adobe Premiere and After Effects CC, and Apple’s Final Cut Pro 7. Make a project from the ground up with professional results.

Duplication Station & Video Transfer We have facilities to transfer a wide variety of formats, from VHS to DVD to Hi-8 to CD. You can also convert PAL to NTSC, etc. Please note that we cannot assist with duplicating copyrighted material.

Media Lab Classes

The MRC Digital Media Lab offers free one-on-one and small group instruction. We offer instruction on Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, GarageBand, Logic Pro and DVD Studio Pro, as well as instruction based on the nature of the project at hand. We can accommodate you between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please email with your requested date and time and an alternate, and let us know what you are interested in learning. This service is open to current UNC students, faculty or staff.

Other Digital Media Resources on Campus

Swain Hall
Department of Communication
For Communications majors and students enrolled in COMM production classes only

SILS Information and Technology Resource Center
Manning Hall
SILS students only; equipment available for checkout; editing stations for in-house use.

Design Lab
Undergraduate Library
Open to anyone with a UNC One Card; scanning stations, image editing, web design, and multimedia creation workstations for in-house use.

Park Library
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Computer Assisted Research lab with 12 PCs, scanners, slide readers and videocassette players

School of Education ITS
Peabody Hall
Checkout equipment available to UNC School of Education faculty, staff and students only. In-house equipment is available for non-SoE students or faculty for UNC-related projects.

Contact Information

Greg Klaiber

Manager of the Digital Media Lab. The person to contact if you have any questions about the lab or about borrowing our circulating production equipment.

MRC Staff

Comments or questions regarding the Digital Media Lab’s online resources can be directed to the MRC. Additionally, you can get in touch with us by calling the Media Resources Center at 962-2559 or sending us an email at

203 South Road, CB#3942,
UNC-Chapel Hill, 27515-8890
Undergraduate Library lower level
(919) 962-2559

Hours this Week

Media Resources Center
Sunday 02:00 pm - 09:45 pm
Mon - Thu 08:00 am - 09:45 pm
Friday 08:00 am - 04:45 pm
Saturday Closed

Note: Doors are locked 5 minutes before closing.

Staff Directory
Directions & Parking
Borrowing & Loan Policies
Building Use Policies

Cameras (Point-and-Shoot)
recorder Digital Audio Recorders
camera HD Video Cameras
lightkit Lighting Kits
lightkit Microphones
projector Projectors

Equipment Details