TLS Media Studio
Teaching & Learning Services houses the TLS Media Studio, where RIT faculty can create their own video materials.
The Wallace Center
On the lower level within Academic Technology Support (A-600)
To learn about the software tools and equipment in the Studio, we recommend a one-time orientation session that provides training for basic recording and editing. Media Services can provide advanced editing, if needed.
Reserving the Studio
After your orientation, you may reserve the studio through the Academic Technology Support Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 475-2551.
Complete a Media Services request form before working in the studio to ensure that you have a location to upload your videos as you complete them.
- Please be mindful of the time required to caption your videos. The videos will be available immediately upon upload for viewing, but will require up to one week (usually less) for captioning.
Note: You cannot download software onto the studio computer; if you wish to record a demo of a specialized software application, contact Media Services before reserving the studio.
Before using the Studio
1. Arrange hosting and captioning
Plan to have Media Services caption and host your videos
- Request a Dropbox when reserving the Studio
- Bring the Dropbox link to the studio when you record so you can upload your completed video(s) to the Media Services streaming server for viewing and captioning.
- Email email@example.com after you’ve uploaded your video.
2. Prepare your presentation
- Bring an outline or script.
- Bring your PowerPoint or other presentation files on a USB drive.
3. Select your application
4. Record your video and audio
- Wear solid-colored clothing. Stripes or tight patterns are difficult for the camera to process.
- Use the studio lights for recording with the camera only; use the fluorescent lights for other work.
- Bring headphones (optional)
5. Save your work
- Bring a USB Drive to take your video files with you.
- Note: The Media Studio computer erases all project files periodically to preserve disc space for users. It will not retain work you do not upload to the dropbox.
Working in the Studio
- Power on the desktop computer (it’s under the desk)
- Turn on the florescent lights only if you are not using the camera.
- Turn on the studio lights only if you plan to use the video camera.
- Adjust the monitor to lie flat if you are using the writing stylus. If you are not using the stylus, you may need to adjust the monitor into an upright position.
- Position the microphone so that it is close, but does not show up in the camera. Ensure the setting on the back of the Snowball mic is in position 1.
There is additional documentation in the studio.