What video formats do you work with?
Multiple HD file formats, Blu-ray, DVD, DVCAM, MINI-DV, VHS, S-VHS, and ¾” SP.
Can I edit my own video?
We do not have editing facilities available for customers, staff or students.
What if my camcorder is Hi 8 or Digital 8mm or some other format?
You will need to bring in your camcorder and transfer to a compatible format.
Is there equipment I can check out?
There is currently equipment for student and faculty use that can be checked out in Sam Glenn Complex, Room B110.
We currently have equipment available for SPCTV Channel #13 programming productions and editing.
What is Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC)?
VC is technology which allows for full visual and verbal two-way interaction between multiple sites at a distance, using a combination of phone lines and the internet.
Who can us IVC?
IVC is available to anyone in the public. As an Educational Institute, LCSC gives priority to Higher Educational classes but with available rooms, State agencies, non-profit organizations, and businesses can schedule through the IVC Operations Specialist.
What does it cost?
Cost varies on several factors such as, length of conference, businesses or organization, and room availability. For a list of prices please refer to the “Cost” page of the IVC web site (http://www.lcsc.edu/ivc).
Can I do IVC over my PC?
There are some systems that you can do IVC right over your personal computer using your IP address. There is a warning though. Remember, the internet is the “Information Highway” with lots of traffic. It is great to use for individual meetings or chats but packets of information do get lost in the shuffle or traffic and is isolated on your PC and not very convenient for larger meetings.
IVC over ISDN lines (phone lines) is “Dedicated” specifically for IVC so there is no loss of sound or picture. With our standard rate there is a slight jarring of motion but clear pictures, which is ideal for classes and meetings of 3 or more. Attendance can be as many as the room can hold. It is also secure with no outside lines connecting unless you want them to.
What is meant by “Teleconference”?
It sometimes becomes confusing when an event is advertised as a “Teleconference”. Most “Teleconference Events” refer to Satellite downlinks, which is only a one-way media system. The participants just watch the TV screen and have no interaction with the presenter.
IVC is complete interaction. Questions and comments are exchanged live and displays can be shown and shared by all sites simultaneously. The word “Teleconference” can be used in both scenarios but is generally referred to for Satellite events.
Teleconference also refers to the use of conference phones between distant sites.
Where can I go to get some help with design ideas or marketing strategies?
Media Services’ Presentation Media provides free consultation on all design or marketing projects.
How do I get an announcement on the SPCTV channel Readerboard?
Media Services manages the SPCTV(channel 13) channel for the City of Lewiston. Lawrence Norris manages the Readerboard portion of the channel. Channel 13 provides a free medium to the local community for promoting and advertising a variety of announcements such as, upcoming events, special occasions, etc.
To get announcement on the SPCTV Readerboard, please contact: Media Services by phone: 792-2392, by fax: 792-2175, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or drop your announcement by in the Library Building room 161.