Video Editing

General information

  • There are 2 video edit suites offered in the SMS - 1 iMac computer (in Edit Room 1) and 1 Windows computer (in Edit Room 2)
  • Edit Suites can be reserved in advance through an online scheduler tool for up to 3 hours at a time
  • The Windows editing computer is also set up to digitize videos, from VHS to DVD and mini-DV tapes
  • The 3rd edit suite (Formerly Edit 3) is being transformed over the summer into a podcasting studio, which will be open by the start of fall semester.
  • 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.

Reserve Edit 1 (Mac)

Reserve Edit 2 (Windows)


  • Editing suites are equipped with
    • dual monitors
    • an external DVD player and Blu-ray burner

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