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PolyU Library

i-Space: Studios@Library

Consisting of the Digital Makerspace, Digital Visualisation Room and Studios

*Note: Due to Library Extension and Revitalisation (LER) Project, these studios in the Library are temporarily closed until further notice.

**Note: Due to COVID19 pandemic, the capacity will be capped at 2 users until further notice.

Details

Offer a self-service video recording studio.

Location: L113a, 1/F South Wing

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Booking Information:

  • Monday to Sunday (while Library Open)
  • 2-hour per session
  • Capacity: 1-3 person**
  •  3 days in advance

Note:

  • We offer technical support and consultation to the studios during office hours only.  
  • First-time-user of the studio is encouraged to book office hours’ time slot to have better technical support.
  • Please bring a USB thumb drive (Formatted in exFAT) for recording.

 5 Steps to Start up Your Video Recording 

Step 1. Power on equipment

  • Make sure you turn on all the equipment, including: Ceiling lights and electric power, LED light panels, and The One Button Studio Workstation

Step 2. Insert your USB drive

  • You will see "Press the button" when it is ready

Step 3. Press the Button to start recording

  • Recording will start in 5 seconds
  • Stand within the yellow frame on the ground. This helps you position yourself on the camera
  • Finished?

Step 4.  Press the Button again to stop recording

  • Wait for a few seconds for the workstation to save the video to your USB

Step 5. Done! Remove USB drive

  • Your video are saved in your USB in MPEG4 format (.mp4) and ready for your edit

The Studio supports the creation of multimedia contents of 360 virtual tour and animated video.  Please refer to the following resources for the use of software.

Location: L303f, Multimedia Commons (3/F North Wing)

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Booking Information:

  • Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
  • 4-hour per session, starting at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm respectively
  • Capacity: 1-3 person**
  •  3 days in advance

Note:

  • We offer technical support and consultation to the studios during office hours only.  
  • First-time-user of the studio is encouraged to book office hours’ time slot to have better technical support.
  • First-time-user of the Live Animation System is encouraged to book a consultation service before using the studio.

 Workstation 1 (Live Animation

1. Live Animation System (Virtual Talents & Axis Neuron)
A software suite for creating live animation.

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2. Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio
A free and open source video recording and live streaming software.

Overview

Tutorial

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Workstation 2 (Virtual Tour Production

1. 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro
For create interactive cross-platform 360 degree virtual tour.

Overview

Tutorial

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2. 3DVista Stitcher
For convert a set of pictures into panoramas.

Overview

Tutorial

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3. Agisoft Metashape
A photogrammetry processing software for scanning 3D objects.

Overview

Tutorial

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4. Blender
A free and open source 3D creation suite.

Overview

Tutorial

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Support audio recording and video conference

Location: L303d, Multimedia Commons (3/F North Wing)

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Booking Information:

  • Monday to Sunday (while Library Open)
  • 2-hour per session
  • Capacity: 1-2 person**
  •  3 days in advance

Note:

  • We offer technical support and consultation to the studios during office hours only.  
  • First-time-user of the studio is encouraged to book office hours’ time slot to have better technical support.
  • Please bring a USB thumb drive (Formatted in exFAT) for recording.

 Audio Production Workstation (Mac) 

1. Audacity
A free and open source audio recording and editing software.

Overview

Tutorials

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Voice over

PowerPoint narrations 

Others

2. Pro Tools
An industry standard all in one digital audio workstation (DAW) for music creation and audio production.

Overview

Tutorial

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3. GarageBand
An entry-level digital audio workstation (DAW) for create music easily.

Overview

Tutorials

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4. iMovie
A video editing software for the consumer market.

Overview

Tutorials

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 Video Conferencing Workstation 

1.Microsoft Teams

Overview

Tutorial

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2. Zoom

Overview

Tutorial

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3. Skype

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Tutorial

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Software for Audio/Video Editing

The Digital Creativity Workstations located at Multimedia Commons (MC) in North Wing 3/F are installed with the following software for audio and video editing: