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Ann Porterfield Digital Media Lab: About

Practice presentations, record lectures, create tutorials, etc.



Hours of Operation*

The lab is open during the Alvin Sherman Library hours:
Sunday 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Mon - Thurs: 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday:  7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

*Lab key(s) must be returned to the Circulation Desk 30-minutes prior to the library closing.

Reserve the Room
  • Only eligible to current NSU Shark cardholders or Alvin Sherman Library cardholders
  • All reservations require confirmation by email within 15 minutes of submitting the request
  • Cancelations must be made one hour to the start of the reservation
  • After a 15 minute grace period your room reservation is subject to cancelation due to no show

Sign Up for Alvin Sherman Library Card

Lab Overivew

For a hands-on overview of the tools available in the digital media lab, please submit an appointment request.

Digital Media Lab Features

The Digital Media Lab is a room designed for NSU and Broward County patrons to create their own digital media. 

The DML provides:

  • An audio production sound isolated WhisperRoom soundbooth with headphones and Snowball Mic with Gooseneck filter
  • Video editing workstations (PC and Mac) to customize and enhance digital media projects with the latest software:
    • Camtasia
    • Adobe Captivate (PC Only)
    • Adobe Premiere Elements
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Final Cut Pro Apps Bundle  (Mac Only)
      • Final Cut Pro X
      • Logic Pro X
      • Motion 5
      • Compressor
      • MainStage
  • A green screen background kit with two softbox lighting stands for filming special effects
  • A video camcorder with tripod and USB cable to transfer content to workstations and two webcams for supplemental video capturing (optional checkout from Circulation desk)
  • A 50” LED TV on a mobile cart for presentations to connect personal laptop