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Facilities at the School of Creative Arts and Technologies
MQ209

 

MQ209 is our flagship high performance computing environment designed specifically to cater for applications with high data throughput e.g. HD video and animation. Each of the 25 workstations is equipped with a 21.5" Apple iMac (OS X 10.9.4) which is in turn hard-wired to an AVID ISIS 10Gbps network. The lab also incorporates a large 16:9 screen, HD projector, Apple TV and high quality audio system for the purposes of demonstration and playback of moving image materials. There follows a list of the available software applications:

 

Manufacturer                       

Title

Version

Autodesk

Maya          

2015

Autodesk

Mudbox        

2015

Adobe

Creative Cloud Suite                                           

N/A

AVID

Media Composer

8

Apple

Xcode

6

Processing

Processing

2

Squared 5

MPEG Streamclip

1.9

JES

JES Deinterlacer

3.3

 

In addition, each workstation includes as standard Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, VLC and Apple Pages/Numbers/Keynote.

The MQ209 timetable for Semester 1 is available here and for Semester 2 here  

 

MQ219

 

MQ219 is designed to be a modern, flexible and comfortable facility catering for a wide range of IT and content development requirements. Each of the 25 workstations is equipped with a 21.5" Apple iMac including 25 key semi-weighted piano keyboard, USB audio interface and Wacom Intuos 4 Graphics Tablet. The lab also incorporates high quality audio playback and a large screen for the purposes of demonstration. There follows a list of the available software applications:

 

Manufacturer

Title

Version

Autodesk

Maya          

2011

Unity Technologies

Unity          

3.5.5

Adobe

Creative Suite Design Premium                                           

5.5

Adobe

After Effects

10.5

Pixologic

Z Brush

4R4

Apple

Final Cut Studio

2

Apple

Logic Studio

3

AVID

Media Composer

5.5

AVID

Sibelius

5

Cycling '74

Max

6

Processing

Processing

2

Apple

Xcode

4.5

CDP

Composer Desktop Project

5

Arduino

Arduino Software Environment

0022

Spear

Sinusoidal Partial Editing and Resynthesis

0.7.4

Audacity

Audacity

1.3

Squared 5

MPEG Streamclip

1.9

JES

JES Deinterlacer

3.3

 

In addition, each workstation includes as standard Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Liquid CD, VLC and Open Office.

The MQ219 timetable for Semester 1 is available here and for Semester 2 here 

 

MH208

 

MH208 is our flexible innovation space providing access to a range of resources including video grading, 3D printing, electronic prototyping (Arduino) and sound design. The modern open plan space is also equipped with three Apple iMac workstations identical to those in MQ209 and two Apple Mac Pros. There follows a list of the available resources:

 

Manufacturer            

Title

Version

Autodesk

Maya          

2015

Autodesk

Mudbox        

2015

Adobe

Creative Cloud Suite                                           

N/A

AVID

Media Composer

8

Apple

Xcode

6

Processing

Processing

2

Apple

Mac Pro incl. 2 x 3.06 GHz Intel Xeon and 32GB RAM

Blackmagic Design

Davinci Resolve

11

Blackmagic Design

Decklink Studio 4K

Tangent

Element TK, MF, KB, BT Panels

Sony

25" Trimaster PVM

nVidia

Quadro Graphics Card

Panasonic

TH65VX300 65" Plasma Screen

Squared 5

MPEG Streamclip

1.9

JES

JES Deinterlacer

3.3

 

MH208 is available as a drop-in space. No booking required.  

 

Studio One

 

Our more traditional music recording studio, the facility includes a spacious live room, tie line and video links to the Recital Room (incl. Yamaha Grand Piano) above, an extensive selection of microphones by Neumann, DPA, Beyerdynamic, AKG, Shure, Rode, ADK, sE and additional outboard processing. Acoustically treated and supporting a range of configurations via flexible acoustic gobos, Studio One can cater for a large range of musical styles and projects. Listed below are the main components which make up the facility:

 

Manufacturer

Model

Version

Sony

DMX-R100

2

Mackie

Mackie Control Universal Pro

Genelec

1030A Bi-amplified Monitor (Pair) 

Drawmer

1960 Vacuum Tube Compressor & Pre-amplifier

Focusrite

ISA430 Producer Pack

TLA

5013 Dual Valve Equaliser

Apple

Logic Studio

3

Apple

Mac Pro incl. 2 x 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon and 8GB RAM

RME

HDSPe RayDat

RME

HDSP TCO

TC Electronic

M2000

Lexicon

MPX110

Yamaha

SPX900

 

Studio Two

 

Our flagship 'intermedia' facility, Studio Two provides for ITU standard 7.1 surround sound and working based on a symmetrical octaphonic array through KRK monitoring, with stereo listening provided by Genelec in addition to HD video monitoring and a comprehensive selection of high end content development tools. The facility also includes a small recording booth, selection of microphones and a range of video accessories. Listed below are the main components which make up the facility:

 

Manufacturer

Model

Version

Euphonix

MC Control

2

Euphonix

MC Mix

KRK

VXT 6 Powered Reference Monitor x 8

KRK

V12S Powered Subwoofer x 2

Apple

Logic Studio

3

Apple

Final Cut Studio

2

Apple

Shake

4

Cycling '74

Max incl. Max for Live

6

Processing

Processing

2

Apple

Mac Pro incl. 2 x 2.8 GHz Intel Xeon and 8GB RAM

RME

Fireface 800 x 2

AVID

Media Composer

5.5

Adobe

Creative Suite Design Premium 

5.5

Adobe

After Effects

10.5

Ableton

Live

8

 

Studio Three

 

A more modest - though still highly specified - pre-production suite running both audio and visual software incl. 4-channel Genelec surround and 27" LCD monitor. Listed below are the main components which make up the facility:

 

Manufacturer

Model

Version

Genelec

1030A Bi-amplified Monitor x 4

Apple

Logic Studio

3

Apple

Final Cut Studio

2

Apple

Shake

4

Pixologic

Z Brush

4R4

Cycling '74

Max incl. Max for Live

6

Processing

Processing

2

Apple

Mac Pro incl. 2 x 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon and 6GB RAM

Tascam

FW-1884

AVID

Media Composer

5.5

Adobe

Creative Suite Design Premium 

5.5

Adobe

After Effects

10.5

Ableton

Live

8

 

Video & Audio Resources

 

We provide a range of audio and video capture and production resources; many available on short loan to students at the School. All equipment is supplied including extended capacity batteries, durable case/bag, SD card, stands/supports and environmental protection as appropriate. We also provide a wide range of lighting equipment (by Arri, Ianiro, Dedolight and Autocue) suitable for a variety of applications. With the exception of the Canon C100 camera rigs, all equipment can be booked via our online Checkout system.

 

Manufacturer

Model

Quantity

Canon

C100 Video Camera

3

Atomos

Ninja 2

3

Shape & Chrosziel

C110 rig incl. Follow Focus & Matte Box

3

Canon

EF 35mm F1.4 lens

3

Canon

EF 50mm F1.2 lens

3

Canon

EF 85mm F1.2 lens

3

Rode

NTG-2 Shotgun Microphone

3

Atomos

Ninja 2

3

Sony

HVR-A1e HDV Camera

2

Sony

Alpha 37 SLT Camera incl. 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens

2

Canon

HDC-SD90 HD Camera

5

Canon

HC-V700 HD Video Camera 

1

Rode

Videomic Directional Condenser Microphone

6

Zoom

H4n 24-bit 96kHz Portable Audio Recorder

2

Audio Technica

AT8015 Shotgun Microphone

2

SoundField

SPS200 Software Controlled Microphone

1

M-Audio

Microtrack II 24-bit 96kHz Portable Audio Recorder

2

Lastolite

Chromakey Green Curtain 3M x 7M

2

Canon

PowerShot A590 IS 8 megapixel Camera 

2

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