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Study Spaces: Flash Studio

Room for students to practice and record their presentation.

Flash Studio

NOW OPENFlash Studio in use by student

The Flash Studio is an easy to use video recording studio for producing high-quality presentation and lecture recordings. Equipped with a high-definition video camera, microphone, and video light, the automated controls allow the user to record their presentation without any previous video production experience. Insert a USB flash drive into the desktop control panel, wait 15 seconds for everything to power up, push a button, and you’re on! The studio can be used with our without supporting visuals such as PowerPoint, Google Slides, or Keynote. When you’re done presenting simply press the stop button, wait a few seconds for the video to finish copying to your flash drive, and then remove it. The system powers down and your flash drive now contains a standard format video file of your presentation. The studio allows users of any experience level to create videos quick and easy, at the push of a button, and without having to know anything about lights and cameras.

Equipment Available

  • High-definition video camera with shotgun microphone and video light.
  • Video confidence monitor
  • Automated equipment control with video encoder
  • PC with confidence monitor (for presenter's view)
  • Flat-panel screen to display presentations to the audience
  • Desktop HDMI connection for laptops
  • Backdrop curtain for recordings without supporting visuals

How to Use Flash Studio

View or download instructions for using the Flash Studio (PDF).

Room Reservations

The Flash Studio can be reserved for up to two hours (based on availability) using the LibCal.

The Flash Studio is reservable during the service hours of the first floor Student Multimedia Studio. At all other times, the Flash Studio is available on a first come, first served basis. The room can be reserved for up to two hours a day up to two weeks in advance. Users of the Flash Studio must check out a key from the first-floor circulation desk for access.

Please note: This studio is intended for individuals or groups to record or practice presentations. Additional Group Study Rooms are also available on the second floors of the Main Library and can be reserved using the LibCal. There are also study rooms on the first floor of the Main Library that are available without scheduling.

Users of the Flash Studio agree to the Flash Studio Policy and Use Guidelines.