KU IT's Media Production Studio provides equipment, workspace and software for faculty, staff and students to shoot, edit and produce digital projects. Whether you're an instructor producing content for a course or an aspiring filmmaker needing access to a camcorder or video-editing suite, we're here to help.

Who can use the Media Production Studio?

KU faculty, staff and students are all welcome. We have solutions and tools that cater to faculty instructional needs. We also offer solutions and tools for students of all disciplines to complete creative projects—both academic and personal.

What can I do at the Media Production Studio?

students on editing workstationMPS provides full production support for your projects. You can plan, capture and edit your project using our equipment checkout, recording spaces and post-production workstations. Our resources include:

  • Apple's Final Cut Pro X, Compressor, Motion and iMovie for video editing, compositing and compression
  • Adobe's Creative Cloud, including Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more
  • Audacity and Garageband for audio editing
  • Camtasia for screen capture software
  • Online access and licensing to Killer Tracks - a professional production music library.
  • Equipment to capture from Mini-DV, HDV (Mini-DV), DVD, VHS, Hi8, 16mm film, 35mm slides, and audio cassette tape
  • 1-person sound booth for audio recording
  • Recording studio suitable to record lectures, speeches or interviews
  • A green screen for chroma key sequences

What services does the Media Production Studio provide?

Knowledgeable MPS staff are available weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to assist you with your projects. Stop by our front desk with your questions or requests. Additionally, the studio oversees a number of IT and multimedia services at no charge, including:

  • Production-oriented workshops, presented in the studio (see Technology Training Workshops », category = "Multimedia")
  • Administration of KU Media Hub (Kaltura), our streaming media solution, which KU faculty and staff can use and integrate with Blackboard
  • Support and training for KU's enterprise multimedia services (e.g., Media Hub (Kaltura), Blackboard Collaborate, VoiceThread, iTunes U)
  • Drop-off audio/video digitization and duplication services
  • Accessibility production assistance (Closed-Captioning)
  • Classroom videotaping services
  • Capture assistance in our spaces (i.e., sound booth, recording studio)
  • Collaboration with the Center for Online and Distance Learning (CODL) to support media production for online instructional materials
  • Support of departments and programs with production and delivery of their multimedia projects
  • Software and hardware purchasing consultation

What software is installed on MPS workstations?

Media Production Studio has nine workstations that are available any time the Budig Computer Lab » is open - typically, daily from 8:00 a.m. - midnight.

All MPS workstations include the following software:

Video Audio On-Screen Recording & Editing Photo/Design


▪ iMovie
▪ Final Cut Pro X
▪ Motion
▪ Compressor

Adobe Creative Cloud:

▪ Premiere
▪ After Effects
▪ and more

▪ Audacity
▪ Garage Band

▪ Camtasia for Mac

▪ Photoshop
▪ Illustrator

The Media Production Studio also has scanning capabilities for photos, documents and 35mm slides. Talk with our staff to arrange that hardware.

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Friday, 8am-8pm
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