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Studio, Lab, and VR Spaces

Note: The MCL will be closed from Dec 23, 2022 to Jan 7, 2022.

Booking Process

  1. Use the Book buttons to book studios and workstations for up to 5 consecutive hours or VR rooms for up to 2 consecutive hours.
  2. Wait for email that approves or declines the booking (one business day).
  3. (If approved) Bring your YU-card to the Media Creation Lab in Scott Library, Room 207 (past the Learning Commons).
  4. Meet staff who guide you to the booked space.
  5. Check in using the web-link and verification code in the approval email. You must check in within 30 min of the scheduled start.
  6. (First-time visitors) Do an orientation session with staff as part of your booking.
  7. Create with curiosity and responsibility!
  8. Check out using the web-link and verification code.

Users must follow our booking policy and safer space policy. Groups are welcome, but consider space-limitations and nearby workspaces. Non-booking group members must sign-in with staff in Room 207. For Glendon students, visit the Glendon Digital Media Lab!

Space Categories

Media Editing Lab: Scott Library 207

Workstations 1-5: Dell G7

Dell G7 7700, laptop computer
Dell G7 laptop with external monitor and mouse
  1. Non-booking group members must sign in with staff in Room 207.
  2. MCL workstations don't permanently store files. Use online-storage services (like Google Drive) and/or portable hard-drives to save your work!
  3. MCL workstations automatically reset after 60 min without manual input!
  4. Adobe Creative Cloud requires signing into Adobe's online service. You can create a free Adobe account if you don't have one. Or you can sign in with an existing Google, Facebook, or Apple account.
  • Dell G7 7700 PC running Windows 10
  • Integrated 17" screen @ 144Hz
  • External 24" monitor available
  • Intel i7-10750H CPU @ 2.6 GHz, 6 cores
  • NVidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
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Workstation 6: 27-in iMac, 2017

iMac with keyboard, trackpad, and mouse
  1. Non-booking group members must sign in with staff in Room 207.
  2. MCL workstations don't permanently store files. Use online-storage services (like Google Drive) and/or portable hard-drives to save your work!
  3. Adobe Creative Cloud requires signing into Adobe's online service. You can create a free Adobe account if you don't have one. Or you can sign in with an existing Google, Facebook, or Apple account.
  • 27-in iMac (2017)
  • Retina 5K display
  • Intel Core i5 CPU @ 3.5 GHz, 4 cores
  • Radeon Pro 575 4 GB graphics card
  • 16 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Apple Magic Keyboard
  • Apple Magic Trackpad
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Audio/Video Studios

Audio-Recording Studio: Scott Library 203K

Audio-recording room entrance
Audio-recording room workstation

Note: This room must be used for producing or recording audio/video.

  1. Patrons must electronically check-in no later than 30 min after their booking starts. The check-in link and verification code are emailed in advance.
  2. First-time visitors must do an orientation session with staff as part of their booking.
  3. Non-booking group members must sign in with staff in Room 207.
  4. MCL workstations don't permanently store files. Use online-storage services (like Google Drive) and/or portable hard-drives to save your work!
  5. MCL workstations automatically reset after 60 min without manual input!

This room accommodates three people. It's equipped with:

  1. Computer workstation for monitoring (listening), recording, and editing
  2. 6 x 6 ft, wheelchair-accessible sound booth that provides 65 dB of sound attenuation
  3. Booth:
    1. Three microphones
    2. Two headphones
    3. Two music-sheet stands
    4. Two desk lamps
  4. Workstation:
    1. One microphone
    2. One headphones
  5. Zoom LiveTrak-8 mixing board with multiple recording options:
    1. Record separate tracks directly to a storage card on the sound board
    2. Record tracks to an attached computer using Hindenburg Pro software
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Flex-Studio: Scott Library 204

Flex-room interior
Flex-room green wall

Note: this space is still being prepared.
Stay tuned for info on an opening date

  1. Patrons must electronically check-in no later than 30 min after their booking starts. The check-in link and verification code are emailed in advance.
  2. First-time visitors must do an orientation session with staff as part of their booking.
  3. Non-booking group members must sign in with staff in Room 207.
  4. MCL workstations don't permanently store files. Use online-storage services (like Google Drive) and/or portable hard-drives to save your work!
  5. MCL workstations automatically reset after 60 min without manual input!

This room accommodates up to eight people. It can be used as a podcasting studio, a video shooting space, a photography studio, and more. It's equipped with:

  • A 6K-capable video camera
  • A permanent green-screen wall, and a curtain system to create a black-box space
  • Set of LED lights and stands, including soft box kits
  • A podcast-ready table equipped with four desktop microphones and headsets
  • An 80cm photo lightbox for object photography
  • A lightboard for lecture recording, from Revolution Lightboards
  • A 10-foot-wide portable backdrop with three available backgrounds: black, white, and grey
  • A PC equipped with a video capture card, key light, webcam, and software for audio and video editing
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VR Rooms

Scott Library 203A & 203B

VR room entrance
VR room workstation and headset

Note: These rooms must be used for VR experiences or producing artifacts for VR experiences.

  1. Patrons must electronically check-in no later than 30 min after their booking starts. The check-in link and verification code are emailed in advance.
  2. First-time visitors must do an orientation session with staff as part of their booking.
  3. Non-booking group members must sign in with staff in Room 207.
  4. MCL workstations don't permanently store files. Use online-storage services (like Google Drive) and/or portable hard-drives to save your work!

Each room accommodates one person. They both feature:

  • Curated collection of VR experiences and tools for AR/VR creation work (see the following list of available experiences)
  • High-end Windows PC equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 video card
  • 32" curved display
  • HTC Vive Pro 2 VR headset, including
    • Wireless adapter for cable-free use
    • Facial-tracking hardware
    • Object tracker

You may use the computer to build AR/VR/3D content, or to view existing VR experiences. Our growing catalogue of material includes the following:

Workstations also have Sansar VR and SecondLife software available.

More content is being added regularly, and you are not restricted to experiences we have on hand! You are free to explore any freely-available content compatible with HTC Vive systems (i.e. Viveport and SteamVR content)

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