USU Media Center
The multimedia laboratory in the structure of the USU Media Center was set up in
USU Media Center is the full cycle media production studio equipped with innovative technologies. The modern technologies of virtual reality, filmless technologies, the use of innovative software products create prerequisites for obtaining practical experience of convergent and multimedia journalism. The media center comprises 2 production units integrated in an installation and studio complex, a modern news-room, a lecture hall, a television studio, voice studio for recording high-quality phonograms, 5 equipment rooms of video editing.
The USU Media Center includes a closed complex of production television, radio and multimedia programs: HSC (hardware and studio complex) including a TV studio (60 sq.m), 3 ABM (video editing equipment rooms based on IBM PC computers, the software ADOBE, COREL DRAW, MATROX), systems of video capture and processing of the image of the format IEEE 1394, MATROX, DATA VIDEO, CANOPUS. The Recording studio (tone studio, 25 sq.m.) with the professional equipment Yamaha, SHURE, AGA, rooms for video editing ABM-1–5, and AVZ (a video recording room).
Equipment rooms of video editing are equipped with stations of non-linear editing based on the Pentium Core i3 3220 3.30 GHz computer, system of video capture by IEEE 1394, a sound card, active stereo-monitors and SHURE earphones.
The equipment room for video recording AVZ is equipped with professional television studio equipment of the SD PAL format – Sony DVS-1000, Sony DVE-3000, in operation two video cameras Sony DSR DP-150 and 170, professional camcoder JVS HR-110 (2 pieces), and also video cameras of the FULL HD format (6 pieces), professional lighting rigs LOVEL are used. The professional television equipment is in active use.
During their practical training students implement a number of media projects — from phonogram recordings, clips, television programs and serials to interactive multimedia projects. Getting practical experience at the media center equipped with the modern television equipment, students in the course of their classes implement various projects — news TV programs, personal projects and broadcasting on the Internet, regularly produce discussion talk-shows «A Place for Discussions», the programs "The Media Center Receives Guests", «Face to face», «Imkho», «All the news of USU» (broadcasting on regional TV channels of VGTRK Volga and Broadcasting Company "Ren TV-Reporter"), etc.
For the purpose of obtaining practical skills, at USU Media Center students carry out different media programs of the Russian and regional levels — platforms on journalism of a regional stage and the All-Russian contest «Student spring», festivals and contests of the Regional office of «The union of journalists of Russia», live broadcasts and teleconferences with other regions, regional and All-Russian media forums.