Multimedia Production & Editing

BLB Media Room

A Media Room, equipped with a scanner and Windows computer configured with a wealth of multimedia software and a webcam, is available in the BLB Learning Commons. Available software includes Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Camtasia, Snagit, Webcam, ScanWiz and much more. Users can edit video, audio, and images; add special effects; enhance photographs, create posters; produce printed and electronic publications; web design; screen capture; and create endless combinations of these media.

UC San Diego students, staff, and faculty can reserve the Media Room for 3 hours at a time. Once reserved, check out the key from the BLB Front Desk. The key ring also holds 2 DVDs that contain a rich collection of training films pertaining to most of the Media Room’s Adobe software. Return the key/DVDs to the BLB Front Desk immediately after the reservation expires to avoid overdue charges of $10.00 per hour.

Try the Media Room and discover new ways to express your concepts and ideas and new ways to ensure that your communications have maximum impact and effectiveness.

The following applications are installed in the Media Room:

  • Still images: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, scanner
  • Sound editing: Adobe Soundbooth
  • Video editing: Adobe Premiere, After Effects
  • Screen capture: Camtasia, Snagit
  • Web creation: Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash
  • Publications: Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Publisher


  • All group study room policies and Use & Conduct policies apply to the Media Room.
  • Students with reservations must occupy the room within the first half-hour of the reservation period or the reservation is forfeited, and the room becomes available for others on a first come, first served basis for the remainder of the reservation period.
  • Bring your own storage media (USB drives, DVD, CD, etc.). You cannot access your UC San Diego network shares from the Media Room computer.
  • The Media room’s purpose is for work on media projects and scanning, not for general web browsing or research.
  • Visiting scholars may arrange to use the room by having a UC San Diego faculty or staff member sign the room out.
  • The Media Room key may not be taken out of the Library at any time. Checked-out room keys will not be held at the service desk.
  • Fill out the use log in the room to help us understand and best support your multimedia needs.
  • Obey the Library’s Food & Drink policy.

Media Offerings at Geisel

In order to serve students’ growing need for multimedia production and editing in their academic work, the Learning Spaces program is investigating the installation of a Media Lab in the Geisel East Learning Commons. Send comments or suggestions related to this to

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Last revised: S. McAvoy, 6/3/2014