Lab Use Guidelines - Multimedia Lab
- 1 Intro
- 2 COVID and Health Policies
- 3 Scheduling Time
- 4 Punctuality & Showing Up
- 5 Reporting Problems
- 6 Computer Logins
- 7 All Workstation Overview
- 8 Software
- 9 File Management
- 10 Checkout Items:
- 11 Leave time at the end of your session
- 12 What not to do
- 13 What to do
- 14 Food and Drink
- 15 End of Quarter
- 16 Conversion Station
Evans Hall 1404, 360-867-5455
Hours are posted at the Multimedia Lab wiki
- The MML is available for academic use for all currently enrolled students, staff, and faculty.
- The MML has 13 workstations and three separate Video Editing suites.
- The three 24-Hour access Video Editing suites require a proficiency. Read the Video Edit Suites Overview article for more information.
- The Multimedia Lab does not require a proficiency but make sure to check with the lab aides about the file management and scheduling procedures
- The lab is a shared facility and requires that patrons be responsible for their own materials and file storage.
- Students working on large projects are encouraged to purchase an external hard drive.
COVID and Health Policies
You need to follow all Evergreen COVID-19 related health and safety policies which could include Thurston county and Washington state policies and mandates.
- Evergreen's current COVID-19 policies and news can be found at the Evergreen Covid-19 Information site.
- To schedule time come to the lab during open hours. You can also call us at 360-867-5455 (MML).
- Use Self Service in Schedule Evergreen
- Standby users can schedule up to 1 week in advance, up to 8 hours per week, 4 hours per day.
- Walk-ins must reserve station at time of arrival. You must be scheduled on a station to work on it.
- Students in media programs can schedule time based on their allocation up to a month in advance.
- The Video Editing suites can be reserved at Media Loan and you must check out keys from Media Loan to gain access.
- Return the keys promptly following the end of your work session.
Punctuality & Showing Up
- You may lose your time if you are more than 15 minutes late.
- You are expected to contact the MML if you are going to be late to cancel or reschedule your time.
- If you are repeatedly late or absent you will temporarily lose access until you consult with a staff member.
- Severe misuse or violations will result in a conference with staff and your faculty to restore access privileges.
- In the MML check in with a lab aide when you arrive.
- If you need help ask the lab aide.
- In the Video Edit suites if you need help go to the MML if they are open.
- You can report problems online
- Use your Evergreen account name and password to login to the computers.
- At logout some application preferences are reset.
All Workstation Overview
- The MML has 13 main stations that are 5K 27" Retina iMacs with 3.60 GHzz 8-core i9 processors, 24 GB of Ram and with 8GB of VRAM
- Each station has a second l 22” LCD monitor.
- The Video Editing suites have have 27" Retina iMacs with 4.0 GHz quad core processors and 24 GB’s of Ram.
- The lab also features one conversion station that can transfer from VHS, DVD, cassette and records.
Check our website for the most updated and detailed list.
- Ableton Live 11
- Adobe After Effects CC
- Adobe Premiere Pro CC
- Max for Live
- Pro Tools
- Never work on files directly from a server.
- Create a folder on the desktop with a meaningful name.
- Save your work to that folder.
- Keep a back up of your files on an external Drive or OneDrive
We have manuals, books and a variety of accessories available for checkout for use inside the lab.
- Midi keyboards
- Headphones and splitters
- Drawing tablets
- Portable scanners
- Firewire & USB cables
Leave time at the end of your session
- The lab may be closing or someone may be waiting to use your workstation.
- These activities take time- please take this into consideration and be courteous!
- Transferring files onto a server, Storage or external drive (up to 1/2 hour each way)
- Rendering or building preview. (This can take up to several hours).
- If you are not fully finished with your session before the lab closes or another user’s time starts you could be evicted from the station.
- You are responsible for managing your time.
What not to do
- Install new software, attempt to copy applications, or mess with the system folder.
- Change hardware configurations, switch cables, hook or unhook equipment. Ask a lab aide for help!
- Delete files other than your own. (You should ask a lab aide to free up space.)
- Eat or drink at workstations.
What to do
- Make a folder on the the desktop drive with your name on it and save all your files within.
- Clean up your old or obsolete files to free up space for other users.
- Clean up your trash from the center table.
- Be nice to the lab aides. They are there to help you.
Food and Drink
- You can have food and drinks at the center table.
- No food and drinks are allowed at the computer station
End of Quarter
- All files student files on the computers will be deleted on Thursday of eval week.
- All keys must be returned to Media Loan.
- The Conversion Station is an older computer located in the back on the MML.
- It can capture from VHS, DVD, cassette and turntable.