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DMC Reaches New Heights
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by Linda Mcconnell

DMCIf you search out the Digital Media Center (DMC) in Kuykendall Hall you won't find it in its former ground floor location. It is now located one floor higher in Room 206. The DMC staff are still on hand to provide faculty and staff training and support in the use of various digital/multimedia equipment and software, all equipment from the former location was relocated as well.

Assistance is available in areas such as multimedia presentations, burning of CD/DVD's, instructional (WebCT) or departmental web site development, computer-based instruction, video/audio digitizing and editing, and graphics support. DMC staff will show you how to use their equipment and supported software. Certain jobs that require extended lengths of time such as digitizing and compressing video or burning of CDs may be left with staff to complete.

Scanning capability is also available in the lab. Flat bed and slide scanners can be used for image scanning for web pages, publications, inserting into videos and Powerpoint as well as archiving to CD or DVD. Those who require help with our supported software can visit the DMC for individualized or group training. We provide introductory sessions on Photoshop, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, iMovie, iDVD, WebCT and others.

Video publishing has become popular over the last couple years. The DMC computers are equipped with iMovie, Adobe Premier, and Final Cut Pro for video editing (help with Premier and Final Cut is only introductory). VCR players are available to digitize from video tape (VHS). You can also bring your own camcorder that can be connected via Firewire or S-Video. Still frames can be captured as well. Once editing is completed, video footage can be exported to a variety of formats such as streamed Quicktime or Realvideo for the web, CD-ROM and exported to VHS tape. iDVD software is also provided so you can create DVDs. Audio archiving from cassette to digital CD is available as well.

Faculty & staff at DMCVarious levels of assistance/training are routinely held for faculty/staff in the use of the course management system, WebCT (Web Course Tools) for those who are interested in teaching online. WebCT may be used for either total web based instruction or as an enhancement to a face-to-face class.

* *Copyright: copyright permission is required for photo/document and video material not belonging to the user.

For help with training, scanning, video-editing, WebCT and online support, or questions about the use of the center, please contact: Linda McConnell, DMC Manager at 956-5662 or email: mcconnel@hawaii.edu Although walk-ins are welcome, appointments by phone are requested so that staff may reserve and set-up equipment and software for you ahead of time. The DMC Web site is located at: http://www.hawaii.edu/dmc

 
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