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i-Space: Studios@Library

Consisting of the Digital Makerspace, Digital Visualisation Room and Studios

  

Details

Offer a self-service video recording studio.

Location: 3/F North Wing (Near staircase No. 1)

Click here for more information.

Booking Information:

  • Monday to Sunday
  • 2-hour per session
  • Capacity: 1-3 person
  •  3 days in advance
  • Please check out the studios at the Kiosk in the studio area after use

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 drive (Formatted in exFAT) for recording.
One Button Studio 2 (L303f) One Button Studio 1 (L303g)
  • Motorized backdrop (Blue, Grey, White) [Suspended for maintenance: OB2]
  • Green screen background for chroma key
  • Preset studio lighting
  • 4K Camcorder (with AI Auto Tracking)

Using the One Button Studio

Step 1. Power on Studio Light:  

Turn on all four ceiling studio lights with the button near the door.  

Step 2. Power on TV 

Turn on the TV by the small white remote control. 

Step 3. Insert your USB drive 

Please insert your USB flash drive (exFat format only) into the USB extension pod. 

Step 4. Record your video 

By following the button’s Surrounding Indicator Light, please press the button on the video recorder to start and press it again to stop recording. 

Surrounding 
Indicator 
Light
Multiple Color Flashing Red Stable Red Back to Multiple Color

Ready for recording

Error occurred 
(e.g. Not enough storage)

Video recording

Ready for remove 
the USB drive

Step 5. Check your video 

Please check the recorded video (HD MPEG-4: 1980x1080/60fps/.mp4) in your USB drive with the notebook provided before leaving.  

Please power off the TV & lighting before leaving the studio

Tips:

  • Stand/sit with the high chair within the black and yellow frame on the ground. It can help you position yourself in the video. 

  • Use the preset camcorder shooting positions by pressing the POSITION button 0-3 with the long black remote control. 

  • Studio lights are sufficient for video recording, and the room lights are optional. 

  • Change the backdrop colour with the small black remote if needed. 

 

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: 3/F North Wing (Near staircase No. 1)

Click here for more information.

Booking Information:

  • Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
  • 2-hour per session
  • Capacity: 3-5 person
  •  3 days in advance
  • Please check out the studios at the Kiosk in the studio area after use

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.
Multimedia Production Studio (L303e)

  • Motorized backdrop (Blue, Grey, White) 
    [suspended for maintenance]
  • Green screen background for chroma key
  • Preset studio lighting
  • Lightbox for taking still-life photos
  • 4K Camcorder
  • Powerful notebook
  • Mocap suit (Please borrow it from the Digital Equipment Self-service Kiosk near the studio area.)

 

 Workstation 1
(3D 
Animated Characters

1. VRoid Studio

For creating the cross-platform 3D characters in VRM format.

Overview

Tutorial

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2. VSeeFace

A highly configurable face and hand-tracking program for creating animation with a virtual character.

Overview

Tutorial

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3. ThreeDPoseTracker

A real-time motion capture system. Anyone can quickly start full-body tracking with just a camera. 

Overview 

Tutorial 

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

Overview

Tutorial

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Workstation 2
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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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The Sound Recording Studio is a self-service studio featured with professional sound recording equipment and digital audio workstation (DAW) software for sound production, audio or video dubbing, record narrations for PowerPoint, etc. Please refer to the following resources for the use of software.

Location: 3/F North Wing (Near staircase No. 1)

Click here for more information.

Booking Information:

  • Monday to Sunday
  • 2-hour per session
  • Capacity: 1-2 person
  •  3 days in advance
  • Please check out the studios at the Kiosk in the studio area after use

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.
Sound Recording Studio 2 (L303a) Sound Recording Studio 1 (L303d)

  • iMac (27-inch Retina 5K Monitor)
  • Multiple pattern condenser microphone (Blue Yeti)
  • 88 keys digital piano
  • Studio headphone & speaker

  • Mac Studio (34-inch Curved Monitor)
  • Cardioid dynamic microphone (Shure MV7)
  • 49 keys MIDI controller
  • Studio headphone & speaker

 Audio Production Applications

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

Overview

Tutorials

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Voice over

PowerPoint narrations 

Others

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

Overview

Tutorials

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 Video Production Applications 

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

Overview

Tutorials

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2. Final Cut Pro
A professional non-linear video editing application. It allows users to import, edit, and process video footage, and output it to a wide variety of formats.

Overview

Tutorials

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3. Motion
A powerful motion graphics tool that makes it easy to create cinematic 2D, 3D, and 360° titles, fluid transitions, and realistic effects in real time.

Overview

Tutorials

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Software for Audio/Video Production

The Digital Creativity Workstations located in North Wing 3/F are installed with the following software for audio and video production:

Visiting i-Space

 

  Book i-Space Facilities    

 

You can also make an appointment to request for a consultation session to introduce how to use digital equipment and facilities in i-Space.

  Book a Consultation Session   

 

Whom to contact?

 In Person       Technical Support Desk, 4/F,
 Phone   (852) 2766-6909
 Email  lbsys@polyu.edu.hk
 Enquiries & Suggestions (Online Form)