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There are seven computer labs located in the McKinley Building, one of which is available to students 24/7. Other McKinley lab facilities are available during building operating hours when not scheduled for classes. Many of the lab facilities at the Media Production Center are also available to students after hours.


MEDIA INNOVATION LAB – MCK 100

The Media Innovation Lab (MIL) is located at the main entrance to the McKinley building. The glass-enclosed production space includes a three-camera HD TV studio, a one-camera HD insert stage, a multi-camera video control room, a digital audio recording booth, and a nine-screen programmable video wall.  


MEDIA CLASSROOM/LAB – MCK 114

Located next door to the MIL, the Media Classroom also serves as an “observation room” during video production in the MIL, allowing students to listen in on the entire production process. The room also houses 18 Windows PCs connected to the Associated Press Electronic News Production System (ENPS), allowing students to produce teleprompter scripts and rundowns for radio and TV newscasts using AP wire copy.


OPEN EDITING LAB – MCK T13

The Editing Lab is an open workspace designed for students to complete projects in film, video and graphics. The lab contains 13 MacPro and iMac computer systems equipped with the latest versions of Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition. The lab is open 24/7.

MOTION GRAPHICS CLASSROOM/LAB – MCK T12

T-12 serves as both an open lab and interactive classroom with 18 powerful Mac Pro workstations. Each system is loaded with the latest versions of Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition.

ADVANCED GRAPHICS LAB – MCK 301

The Advanced Imaging Lab has eight iMacs connected to Epson scanners and Epson photo printers for high-quality image scanning and printing. The computers are equipped with the latest versions of Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud software, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition. This lab is open for all SOC students and ideal for those taking photography, digital imaging or web design courses.

COMPUTER CLASSROOMS/LABS – MCK 302 AND 304

The two classrooms/labs on the third floor of McKinley each include 18 iMac computer workstations equipped with latest versions of Final Cut Pro and the Adobe Creative Cloud software packages. When not booked for classes they are available for student use during building operating hours.

MEDIA PRODUCTION CENTER

The Media Production Center houses twelve video editing and three audio editing suites. The video suites all include the Final Cut Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer, and Pro Tools audio editing packages. The audio editing suites include Adobe’s Audition editing package. MPC suites are available 24/7.

For advanced students working on video and film projects, SOC’s HD TV Studio includes three Sony HD studio cameras with teleprompters, a professional news desk, and a green-screen background set. The control room features a Sony MVS-6000 digital HD switcher and an Avid Deko character generator. The Studio also includes a projection system for classroom use.