Video & Sound Editing
The CDA Audio Video Suites (edit rooms) are currently being renovated to improve their acoustics. While the renovations are being completed there is no access to these suites.
There will be remote access to the CDA Audio Video Suite computers once the remote access reservation system is in place. You will be able to book remote access time on these computers through the patron portal.
With the exception of any external hardware attached to a computer (speakers or a color correction monitor, for example), the computers will have the same functionality through remote access. However, desktop video streaming does not provide a high-quality image for video editing or working with animation. See the Fine Arts Support Page for information on remote access.
About the CDA Audio Video Suites
- All 11 individual rooms are dedicated video and sound work environments. They all have good graphics cards and faster and more powerful computers as well as near-field sound monitors. The rooms are optimized for editing video with Adobe Premiere and sound with ProTools.
- There is one Sound Recording recording room (VS 11) with a soundproof booth suitable for voice recording, foley or small intruments.
- There is also one sound mixing room (VS 10) for either stereo or multi-channel (5.1) mixing with ProTools HD, Logic X, Audition and Izotope RX.
- Romm VS 06 has extra audio plug-ins and software.
- VS 00 is a color correction room with a FSI color correction monitor and a Tangent control surface for Resolve Studio.
- All rooms support video formats from SD to 4K RAW
- Displays are color calibrated in all the rooms (excpetion of the mixing room and recording room).
- Technical help is available during daytime CDA opening hours.
Working in the Suites
- The video and sound editing rooms are only to be used for class-related projects using precisely video or sound (you will be asked to leave if you are not working on a audio or video related project) and require good graphics, speakers and a fast computer.
- If you are working with video we encourage you to get your own external USB3 or Thunderbolt drive. If you are working on a longer RAW video project you can ask for local RAID storage from Phil Hawes (ext. 4912) but you will be restricted to using one particular room.