Multimedia Center

Cinema Studies Computer Lab

Cinema Studies Lab
Screening Area

The UO Cinema Studies Department is pleased to offer a new kind of new media laboratory, open to anyone in the university community (students, faculty, and staff) for digital editing and image creation. On the second floor of Knight Library, the lab is available seven days a week (and well into the night) during the academic year for students, faculty members, and instructors with the need to cut, tweak, filter, and deliver any type of project involving sound and picture. For your production needs, the lab is stocked with 27-inch iMacs fully loaded with Avid Media Composer (the TV and film industry standard editing software), Apple’s Final Cut X, and Adobe Creative Suite including After Effects and Premiere.  

COVID Lab Policies:

  • Face coverings are required to work in the lab. Please make sure you bring a face covering with you and wear it correctly during your time in the lab. 
  • When using a computer in the lab you are expected to wash or sanitize your hands before and after your work. You are also expected to disinfect your work space (tabletop, keyboard and mouse) before and after you use the computer. 
  • Please perform a Symptom Self Check before coming to campus. Do not come to campus if you feel sick or unwell. More information can be found at

Lab Quick Facts

  • Capacity: 24 students plus instructor station and scanning station
  • Computers: 24 student and one instructor Intel Core i5 27” monitor 2019 iMacs.
  • Computer Specs: 3.7GHz processor Core i5, 8GB RAM Memory, 8GB Radeon Pro 580X Graphics Card, 1TB internal hard drive.
  • Computer Inputs: SD Flash Card, 2 Thunderbolt, 4 USB 3.0. ***Please note that the new iMacs do NOT have CD/DVD drives, but we have 3 Apple Superdrives in the lab that students can use with their student IDs.
  • Operating System: MAC OS: Mojave 10.14.6
  • Media Production Software: Avid Media Composer 2019.9, Final Cut Pro X (including Motion and Compressor), Adobe CC 2020 (including Premiere, After Effects, and Encoder), Logic, Final Draft, VLC Player, Quicktime, and MPEG Streamclip 
  • Additional Software: MS Office 
  • Room A/V:
    • (4) 50″ HD Plasma monitors. 
    • In-ceiling speakers.
    • Resident computer.
    • DVD & BLURAY
    • Laptop connection (with 3.5mm audio jack).
    • HDMI Input
    • AUX RCA A/V jacks
    • Room’s A/V controlled via Crestron touch panel
    • Additionally there is a 28-seat exhibition screening area with HD offering DVD, Blue-Ray and instructor computer screening.
  • Printing: Fee-based Print Station (Uses Duck Bucks on UO ID)
  • Scanning: The lab has an additional computer used for scanning only and has no software on it.

Note:  If you work on projects in the lab, you must work from or save to an external hard drive because once you log out the computers automatically wipe all work. 

No food or beverages are allowed in the computer lab space.


Only licensed software may be installed on these computers, and students cannot install software or plug-ins. A standard suite of software is installed on these computers that is intended to serve the needs of most groups using the classroom. Requests to install software must be received at least four (4) weeks prior to the start of the academic term. Additional software requests are submitted for consideration. Please contact Dr. André Sirois, Multimedia Specialist/Lab Supervisor at regarding adding new software to the lab for a specific class.

Technology Rescoures  

Visit the Cinema Studies Technology Resources website for information on working with media in the Cinema Studies Lab.  

Where in the world is the Cinema Studies Lab?

The Cinema Studies Lab is located on the seond floor of Knight Library in room 267.  

Contact Us

  • The Lab:  541-346-8172
  • Equipment Room:  541-346-7820

University Film Organization

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