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 the Adobe Creative Cloud package, Logic Pro, and our suite of media production equipment, 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 mrc@unc.edu 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.

Multimedia & Digital Literacy Instruction Services

Designing a new course and want to add a media component? Need help incorporating media assignments into a class you’re already teaching? We’re here to help.

Media Resources Center staff members can assist you in developing assignments to target specific digital and media literacies as well as provide hands-on instruction to your students on how to use a host of digital media production equipment and editing software.

Some examples:

  • 2-3 minute visual essay
  • Short documentary
  • Public Service Announcements
  • Anatomy of Scene / quick film analysis
  • Political Campaign Ads
  • TEDish talks
  • Conducting an interview
  • Podcast
  • Film Synthesis or Trailer

To schedule an assignment consult, please email Winifred (freddie@email.unc.edu) or Greg (klaiberg@email.unc.edu ).  To schedule a production instruction session in the Media Lab, please email mrc@unc.edu with your requested date and time and an alternate, along with a sentence or two on the students’ prospective assignment (video, audio, image editing, etc). We can also reserve a block of digital video-cameras or audio recorders and other equipment for your students for up to 5 days. Please be aware that the lab and equipment calendars fill up pretty quickly towards the end of a semester, so the earlier you schedule your class, the better the chances are that we can get you everything you need!

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 mrc@unc.edu.

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


Hours this Week

Media Resources Center
Mon - Thu 08:00 am - 07:45 pm
Friday 08:00 am - 04:45 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 02:00 pm - 07:45 pm

Note: Doors are locked 5 minutes before closing.

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

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

Equipment Details