Media Production

The DSC has a two-person soundproof Whisper Room Model 6084S which includes:

  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Headphones
  • Audio-Technica AT4040 Condenser Microphone
  • Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen Digital Audio Interface
  • Ableton Live Recording and Mixing Software
  • An Ableton Push controller is available for use in the centre and must be requested separately


The DSC Media Studio is intended for video and photography projects. It includes:

  • A backdrop with black, white or green screen
  • Soft box photography lights
  • LED Video Lights
  • Wireless and Wired Microphones
  • A object light box for object photography
  • A Canon 80D DSLR for both photography and video capture

We ask that first time users complete an online orientation with a short quiz before booking the studio. Once complete users can book the studio for up to 4hrs/day. Some things to remember when booking:

  • Make sure you receive a confirmation of your booking, as staff mediate booking requests. Submitting a booking does not mean your time has been approved.
  • It is best to book extra time at the start of your booking to set up the studio to your liking. Staff can assist with changing the backdrop, but you will need to adjust equipment and lights to your needs and these changes take some time. You typically need a minimum of 30 min prior to shooting to get everything ready prior to shooting

For longer booking periods please email staff at


The DSC has an Epson 12000XL-PH large format flatbed scanner available for booking.

Good for digitizing print materials, photographs, slides, negatives
12.2″ x 17.2″ scanning area
Up to 2400 dpi optical resolution

The scanner is set up with a high-performance Mac computer and on an adjustable-height, accessible desk. This workstation has the basic software needed to scan and edit image files.

  • We recommend you bring a USB or external hard drive if you are scanning many large files to speed up the process.
  • A transparency unit for slide/negative batch scanning and colour/grey cards for colour balancing are available to borrow (by request).
  • For specialized software for more advanced post-processing of digitized images (Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, etc), please contact us at

The DSC provides access to a variety of media production software on our high-performance computers (HPC). This includes Audacity, Adobe Creative Suite, Hindenburg, Reaper, and Autodesk tools for Animation and VR. These computers have a large RAM capacity to handle data-heavy media projects. You must book a time to use the computers.

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