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Audio/Video Editing Suites

The Library Commons has one audio/video editing suite that can be used to import analog or digital audio files, record voice-overs, and edit audio. The Video Editing Suite can also be used to export cassette tape, audio CD (using iTunes software), data CD or data DVD.

Where are the audio/video editing suites located?

The audio and video editing suites are located on the third floor of the Library in the Library Commons. 

Audio recording equipment and Analog and digital video cameras are available for loan to VIU Students and employees through the VIU Library's Equipment Loans department.

How do I book an audio/video editing suite?

Audio/video editing suites can be booked on the VIU Library website. Click on the "Spaces and Technology" menu on the top of the page.

How do I get started?

  • The library will give you instructions on how to gain access to the audio/video editing suite.
  • To use the audio/video editing workstation, you will need to log in using your existing VIU computer account.
  • When you are finished using the suite, log out of your account, lock the suite door and return the key to the Library Service Desk. If you are the last one using the suite at the end of the day, click on the “Sleep” icon on the computer screen when you log out.
  • Media project files are not backed up by Vancouver Island University. You are responsible for making backup copies of your own project files. 
  • Project files will be deleted 30 days after the last time they were worked on.

How do I get assistance?

  • The Audio/Video Editing Suite is a self-service facility, meaning that users must be prepared to complete the majority of their projects independently. If you have problems using the equipment or software, consult the print instructions available in the suite.
  • If you plan to distribute your audio project or video, you will need permission from the subjects featured in it, e.g. by having the subjects sign a waiver.

What hardware and software is available?

The audio/video editing suite computer runs the macOS operating system. It does not have Microsoft Office software installed. This station is to be used only for audio editing, recording and video editing.

The station has the following specialized technology available:

  • Audacity (for editing and recording audio)
  • iMovie (for capturing and editing your videos)
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • QuickTime Pro (for converting audio from one format to another)
  • iTunes (for recording audio CDs -- i.e. CDs that you can play in a CD player)
  • 1 audio cassette tape recorder
  • 1 audio cassette tape player
  • 1 video cassette player/recorder
  • 1 digital video cassette recorder
  • CD/DVD burner

Who can use this service?

Students and Employees

Where can I find out more information about this service?

When is this service available?

Support for this service is available: M-F 8:00 - 4:30

Service is available: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

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