The Digital Media Lab is outfitted with 27" iMac workstations and dual monitor PCs loaded with software to support multimedia projects from start to finish. We encourage self-directed exploration and provide tutorials and guides to help build your multimedia skill set.
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iMovie is basic video editing software available on Macs.
Final Cut Pro X is professional video editing software available on Macs.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC is professional video editing software available on Macs and PCs.
Movie Maker is basic video editing software available on PCs.
Audio Editing & Composing
Audacity is free, open source software used for recording and editing audio.
GarageBand is music editing software that is popular for creating music and podcasts. It has built-in audio filters that can be used for recording instruments and features over 100 virtual, synthesized instruments.
Logic Pro X is a audio editing software application and MIDI sequencer that can be used to create high-end instrumental and voice recordings.
Finale is an application for creating, editing, auditioning, printing, and publishing musical scores.
Pro Tools is a sample collection of premium-quality orchestral and choral libraries.
Animation and Motion Graphics
Autodesk Maya is 3D animation software for animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and visual effects.
After Effects CC is compositing and motion graphics software that is installed on the PCs in the lab.
Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
Character Animator CC Create 2D characters in Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC and bring them to life in Character Animator CC (Beta). Act out movements and record your voice using your webcam and microphone.
Motion is compositing and motion graphics software that ties seamlessly into Final Cut Pro X. It will soon be available on all iMacs in the lab.
TinkerCad is free 3D design software that is web-based. It is great for beginners and has interactive tutorials.
MeshMixer is free 3D modeling and analysis software that is often used to check a file's printability.
Sculptris is free 3D digital sculpting software that is great for organic modeling.
SketchUp is free 3D modeling software that is very popular and easy to use.
Autodesk Mudbox A digital painting and sculpting software provides 3D artists with an intuitive and tactile toolset for creating and modifying 3D geometry and textures. Free-to-use for educational use.
Autodesk Fusion 360 is a professional level, free-to-use modeling software that is accessible and feature rich. Free-to-use for educational use.
Presentation, Graphics, & Design
Microsoft PowerPoint is popular presentaton software used to create slideshows. Users can import images, sounds, and embed video for enhanced presentations.
Adobe Photoshop CC is graphic design software used for editing and manipulating raster based images, like photos, scans or video. It is installed on both the iMacs and the PCs.
Adobe Illustrator CC is illustration software that is vector-based. Images can be drawn and edited from scratch using a variety of simple tools that can be easily resized, reshaped and adjusted. It is installed on both the iMacs and the PCs.
Adobe InDesign CC is desktop publishing software that can be used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. It is installed on both the iMacs and the PCs.
Photo is a basic photo editing application for Macs. iPhoto can import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos