The Motion Picture Postproduction Facilities are part of a system designed to provide immediate entry to the world of digital non-linear editing for all film students, yet be robust enough to meet the needs of advanced students. Central to the design is the use of disc based storage (CD-R & DVD-R) for raw image and sound recordings. All film/video/audio recordings are first submitted to the Post Production Support Facility for transfer & capture directly to the appropriate computer file format & then burned to disc. Adding the material to a student project in the editing facility is simply a matter of “drag & drop.” Four major benefits are realized by this system:
Entry-level students gain immediate experience in digital non-linear editing.
A reliable back up of all media files is available for project reconstitution.
Students with CD/DVD drives and have Final Cut software on their computers can edit on their own systems without needing video or audio tape peripherals.
System-to-system file transfers affords portability without re-capturing material.