Homewood Public Library

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What's Available in the Digital Media Lab?

2 Apple iMac desktop computers with:

  • Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion)
  • iLife '11  --  a collection of tools for or organizing, editing, and publishing photos, movies, and music
    • iMovie -- a straightforward, easy-to-use video editor
    • iPhoto -- lets you organize and manipulate your photos in a very simple straightforward way
    • Garageband -- an easy, versatile audio recording application for making music and podcasts
      • Boldt Software Instruments Add-on
      • Garageband Jam Packs
      • Alchemy Player with additional loops 
    • iDVD -- works with iMovie iDVD to burn movies onto a DVD
    • iWeb -- makes it eary to turn other iLife content into websites

  • Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Standard -- professional software for creating graphics and illustrations
    • Photoshop Extended -- use for just about anything you could want to do with images and graphic design
    • Illustrator -- use for creating graphics and illustrations
    • InDesign -- use for laying out print materials like flyers, brochures, books and signs
    • Dreamweaver -- use for web design and development
    • Acrobat Pro -- use for creating and editing PDF files
  • Adobe Lightroom -- use for organizing, adding filters and "developing" digital photographs
  • Adobe Bridge -- allows users to more easily organize projects that require multiple Adobe programs
  • Blender 3D --  for 3D modeling and animation
  • Burn -- for burning CDs and DVDs
  • FaceTime -- Apple's approach to live video chat
  • Final Cut Pro -- high-end, professional video editing software
  • Firefox -- Mozilla's web browser
  • Gimpshop -- open source alternative to Photoshop
  • Handbrake -- open source software for converting video formats
  • Google Chrome -- Google's web browser
  • Google Earth -- a virtual globe, map and geographical information program
  • iTunes -- for organizing and playing music
  • Keka -- open source software to create and open archive files like .zip, .rar, .gz, and .tar
  • Mainstage -- adds audio effects to instruments while you play
  • Manga Studio EX4 -- for creating comics and comic-style illustrations. Works well with wacom tablet
  • Safari -- Apple's web browser
  • and more

Imaging and Design Hardware:

  • 2 Wacom Medium Pen Tablets
  • Canon Color Image Scanner [will scan negatives and slides]
  • HP DesignJet Large Format Printer [prints b&w, color, up to 24" wide]

Audio Hardware:

  • M-Audio Oxygen 61 Midi Keyboard
  • M-Audio Heavy Duty Sustain Pedal
  • 2 Blue Yeti Microphones USB Condenser Plug-and-Play Microphone with Studio Headphones and Pop Filter
  • Blue Ring Shock Mount for Microphone
  • Anchor Audio Mic Stand with Boom
  • M-Audio Fast Track MKII USB Audio Interface
  • Bose Computer Music Monitor with Volume Control and Remote
  • 2 Iluv iCB 106BLK 5-Way Headphone Splitters
  • 4 Grado Prestige Series SR-60i Padded Headphones
  • Zoom H2 Handy Portable Stereo Recorder

Photography Hardware:

  • 2 Canon Rebel T3i 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit -- DSLR Camera
  • Canon Deluxe Tripod 300
  • 2 ScanDisk 32GB SDHC Flash Memory Card
  • Rode Mic Attachment
  • Soft Box Lighting Kit

Video Hardware:

  • 2 Flip UltraHD Video Cameras, 8 GB, 2 Hours (3d Generation)
  • 2 Flip Video Tripods
  • Fotodiox 5' x 7' Collapsible Chromakey Green + Blue Screen 2-in-1 Background, Backdrop kit with Stand Support
  • Audio-Technica Video Camera Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • Canopus Converter
  • Magnavox DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
  • ViewSonic N1630w 16-inch 720p LCD HDTV


  • 5 LaCie Rugged Mini 500Gb External Hard Drives
  • (2) IOGear USB 2.0 Combo Hub and Card Reader with Mini-B Cable GUH286