School of Communications adds new technology over summer
Three more classrooms in McEwen were tech-enhanced during the summer, meaning
that students and teachers can use any combination of video, PowerPoint and
Internet access for class projects.
The summer upgrade of McEwen 207, 212 and 214 with data projectors brings to
eight the number of tech-enhanced classrooms used by the School of
The School also added more digital video cameras for students, upgraded the video
editing suite, obtained a new Chyron character generator for professional-style
graphics in video packages, improved the audio lab and added 120-gigabyte hard
drives to a computer lab.
The newest video cameras bring the fleet of digital cameras to 41, compared to 13
at this time last year. The School, in conjunction with Elon Television, now
provides 32 GL-1 and GL-2 video cameras and nine of the advanced XL-1s for student
use. Students also have access to 4 JVC three-chip cameras, two Panasonic 450
one-chip cameras and one Betacam, for a total of 48 cameras available to students
in broadcast and Senior Seminar courses.
In the video editing suite, the addition of a G4 dual-processor computer allows
DVD creation, a transcoder permits video format changes, and eight new digital
video decks let students input and output projects onto videotape for editing.
The School has adopted Final Cut Pro as the video editing software at five
workstations while continuing Media 100 at four workstations.
The audio lab was upgraded with ProTools, the latest software to create CDs for
audio sweetening manipulation.