Video Editing

General information

  • In a normal semester, three video editing suites are available in the SMS and can be reserved in advance, for up to 4 hours at a time
  • There are currently only 2 video edit suites - 1 Windows (in Edit Room 1) and 1 Mac (in Edit Room 3) - and are available by appointment¬† through the University Libraries Scheduler Tool
  • The 3rd edit suite (Edit 2) has been reassigned as a video digitization room and is also available by appointment
  • Each computer is set up with web access for easy downloading and uploading capabilities
  • All computers in the SMS are set up for only temporary file storage, which means that when shut down or rebooted, all files that were not preset on the machine will be erased. Thus it is very important to store content on a dedicated device.


  • All editing suites are equipped with
    • dual monitors
    • USB condenser microphone
    • mini-DV/s-VHS combo decks
    • DVD players
  • If you have a different tape format, you must bring in your own playback equipment (camcorder with a/v cables) that can be routed into the computer for capturing video
  • A Blu-ray burner is available upon request

IMPORTANT:  Please read the SMS Use Policies page before using an edit suite.


For the list of software that's available on the various University Library workstations (including the SMS), visit the Library Workstations libguide.

Video production at home

For a list of free software and tools related to video projects, visit the SMS Free Apps & Software Libguide's page on video production.

Camcorder checkout

Looking to borrow a video camera? This service is available through the Circulation Desk and managed by Circulation Services. For more information, visit Circulation's Camcorder and Accessories Information page.

students work on a video project in an editing suite in the SMS