Equipment and Software

Visual Media Resources houses, and in some cases distributes, various equipment requisite to the production of digital and analog media. If you require training with any of the equipment or software listed below, please see a VMR staff member to schedule an appointment. If you experience problems with any VMR workstation, contact a VMR staff member or email

The following computing equipment is available:

2 24” Apple iMacs running OSX10.8.4
1 Dell Studio XPS, with 24” screen, running Windows Vista
1 Epson 10000 XL Large Format Scanner
2 Epson Epson V700 Pro Letter Sized Scanners
1 Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 Slide Film Scanner

The above computers have some or all of the following software:

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Acrobat X Pro
Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
Olympus DSS Player
ARTstor Offline Image Viewer

The VMR also has a Viewing Station with the following:

19” Toshiba LCD television
Phillips Region Free DVD Player
Toshiba VCR
Canon Microfilm and –fiche Reader
Dell Computer running Windows XP

The VMR makes available the following specialized equipment for use off-site (to check any of these out please contact a VMR staff member):

1 Olympus Digital Voice Recorder
This recorder captures audio in DSS and WMA formats. All student workstations have Olympus’ DSS Player software and the PC has an audio transcription kit with a foot pedal to facilitate in the transcription of speech.

1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 Digital Camera
This camera has a 14-megapixel sensor and a 16x optical zoom wide angle Leica lense, and it captures hi-definition video. The VMR supplies an 8 gb SD card but students can make use of their own if they require additional storage.

2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Cameras
These cameras have a 10-megapixel sensor and a 12x optical zoom wide angle Leica lense, and capture hi-definition video. The VMR supplies 4 gb SD cards but students can make use of their own if they require additional storage.

2 Nikon FM2 SLR  35-mm Cameras
Students are required to supply their own film when using these cameras

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Indian Prisoners at Fort Marion Being Photographed; 1876-1877; 21.6 x 28.1 cm; Making Medicine (Native American, 1844-1931); pencil and colored pencil; National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 39B.


This image, and 20,000 others, are available to students, faculty, and staff of the BGC through ARTstor's Shared Shelf.