Multimedia Production & Editing

Digital Media Lab (DML)

The DML is the premiere Library location for multimedia production and post-production.  Specific capabilities include free 3D printing, video editing (e.g., Final Cut, iMovie, Camtasia), image manipulation (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects), sound editing (e.g., Adobe Audition, Garageband), media-rich website creation (e.g., Dreamweaver, Flash, Filezilla), and basic productivity (e.g., MS Office, web browsers, Adobe Acrobat Pro).  Expert help is also available.  See the DML page for details.

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BLB Media Room

In addition to extensive production and post-production capabilities in the Digital Media Lab (DML), the Library offers a limited Media Room (room 131) at the Biomedical Library Building (BLB).  Located in the BLB Commons, this room is equipped with a scanner and Windows computer configured with a wealth of multimedia software and a webcam. Available software includes Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Camtasia, Snagit, Webcam, ScanWiz and much more. Users can edit video, audio, and images; add special effects; enhance photographs, create posters; produce printed and electronic publications; web design; screen capture; and create endless combinations of these media.

UC San Diego students, staff, and faculty can reserve the Media Room for three hours at a time. Once reserved, check out the key from the BLB Front Desk. 

Biomedical Library Building media room


  • All group study room policies, Food & Drink policy, and Use & Conduct policies apply to the Media Room.
  • Bring your own storage media (USB drives, DVD, CD, etc.). You cannot access your UC San Diego network space from the Media Room computer.
  • The Media Room’s purpose is for work on media projects and scanning, not for general web browsing or research.
  • Visiting scholars may arrange to use the room by having a UC San Diego faculty or staff member check out the key kit on their own Library account.
  • Return the key to the BLB Front Desk immediately after the reservation expires to avoid overdue charges of $10.00 per hour.
  • The Media Room key may not be taken out of the Library at any time. Checked-out room keys will not be held at the service desk.
  • Users are responsible for complying with the library copyright policy.

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