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Emerging Technologies in the Library

Overview of emerging technologies & services in the Library at LSC-Montgomery.

Production Station

Production Station | iMac Desktop with numerous programs, including Camtasia, Adobe Creative Suite, and iMovie
Overview:

The Production Station is a multimedia station that will let you produce video and audio, illustrate and design images and interactive content, edit and retouch digital photographs, and more.  Featured software includes Adobe Creative Suite [Cloud], a software suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications, and Camtasia 2, a screen recording and video editing software.

Inventory:
HARDWARE SOFTWARE
  • iMac Pro
  • Web Camera
  • Recording microphone
  • Sound panels
  • Green screen
  • Lights
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Camtasia 2
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iMovie & iPhoto
  • Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Numbers
Getting Started:
  • Outline a project plan - explore the station's programming and determine which might be best for your project
  • Review tutorials for the program you selected 
  • Make a reservation
  • Bring your portable drive with any content you want to include in your product (e.g., video, images, or PowerPoint presentation)
  • Bring signed forms to appointment
  • Meet with a Librarian and get started 
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Production Station

Recommended Programs & Tools: 
PROGRAM CAPABILITY HELP
 Adobe Illustrator  Create and edit vector graphics (e.g., artistic illustration) Get to know Illustrator
 Adobe Photoshop  Create and edit raster graphics (e.g., digital photo) Get to know Photoshop
 Adobe InDesign  Design and publish print and Web projects (e.g., poster or brochure) Get to know InDesign
Recommended Programs & Tools: 
PROGRAM CAPABILITY HELP
 Adobe Dreamweaver Design, code and manage websites, and mobile content Get to know Dreamweaver

WEB-BASED TOOL CAPABILITY HELP
Image result for weebly Weebly Build a Website [free and paid versions] Getting Started
Image result for wordpress WordPress Build a blog, business site, or portfolio [free with paid upgrades] Getting Started
Image result for google sites aboutGoogle Sites Create and edit Web pages on your own or with a team [classic version is free] Getting Started
Image result for wix Wix Build a Website [free] Getting Stated
Recommended Programs & Tools: 
PROGRAM CAPABILITY HELP
Image result for camtasia Camtasia 2 Record and edit your screen, or add and edit video or PowerPoint presentations.  You can also edit audio files.   Getting Started
 iMovie Create trailers and 4K-resolution movies [free] Using iMovie
 Adobe Premier Pro Design and publish print and Web projects (e.g., poster or brochure) Get to know Premier Pro
 Adobe Audition Record, edit, and mix audio fo videos, podcasts, and more. Get to know Audition
Recommended Programs & Tools: 
PROGRAM CAPABILITY HELP
Image result for adobe animate Adobe Animate Create animated Web content  Help Manual
Adobe Flash Professional 

Create and edit animation videos and multimedia content

 
 Mixamo Fuse

Create 3D characters and upload them to other programs to be animated

 

WB-BASED TOOL CAPABILITY HELP
Image result for moovly Moovly Create animated videos and infographics [free trial] Getting Started
Animaker Create animated videos and infographics [free] Getting Started
PowToon   Getting Started
Image result for canva Canva Create infographics [free] Getting Started
 Image result for piktochart Piktochart Create  infographics, flyers, posters, presentations and reports [free] Getting Started

Infographic = A visual image used to represent information or data.

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