Digital Studio

The studio is dedicated to support audio and video recording, creation of class materials for blended learning, recording interviews of faculty or students, speech rehearsal or thesis defense preparation, etc.

Equipment highlight

  • HD video camcorder
  • Professional overhead LED and fluorescent lighting system
  • DMX panel for brightness control of individual light source
  • Teleprompter for script display (compatible to Apple and Android devices)
  • Wireless microphone system (omnidirectional pick-up pattern) for good quality sound reception
  • Seamless chroma key green backdrop
  • Solid colors and velvet curtains backdrop
  • LCD TV on movable stand for PowerPoint display
 

Possible use

The studio setting is capable to support the following scenarios:
  • PowerPoint presentation on TV in front of a solid/curtain backdrop
  • Small group interview with solid/curtain backdrop
  • Interaction with video/graphics displayed at chroma key background
  • Small-scale product video demonstrations in front of a solid backdrop
  • Audio recording
  • Still photography
Photo of Digital Studio in Multimedia Commons

Use Policy

Eligible users:

All PolyU students and staff with valid Student / Staff ID cards, except General Grade Staff, CPCE undergraduate students leading to non-PolyU awards and CPCE students leading to no award.

Location:

L303g, 3/F Multimedia Commons

Booking policy:

  • Two sessions starting at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm respectively are available for booking from Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
  • The maximum duration of each session is two hours.
  • Booking of the studio should be made 2 working days beforehand and up to 30 working days advance booking on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Each eligible user can have a maximum of 2 booking sessions per week.
  • A quota will be counted for no-show without making any cancellation before the session begins.

The studio technician will contact you to assess your filming requirement in order to confirm and prepare the recording equipment and calibrate lighting devices before the filming session.

Please contact our studio technician to arrange a visit to the studio or filming session at lbstudio@polyu.edu.hk or 2766-7825.

Check in:

  1. Arrive at the studio on time.
  2. The studio technician will brief user on proper use of the studio equipment, and confirm the environment setting based on the user’s requirement collected from the pre-session communications.
  3. If users will operate any studio equipment on their own, they are required to acknowledge receipt of the equipment in good working order with no damages by signing the “Studio and Equipment Record Form”.

Check out:

  1. Before leaving the studio, users must make sure they have saved their media files in their own storage devices. Any files will be deleted on a daily basis at the end of each session.
  2. If users have operated any studio equipment on their own, they must inspect the equipment with the studio technician to ensure that the equipment is intact and in good working order.  They should allow 15 minutes for the procedure.

More questions?

Please refer to FAQ on Studio.

Note to users:

  • Any person without a valid Library card will not be permitted to access the studio.
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the studio.
  • The studio is dedicated to the production of academic related projects only.
  • All equipment is for use inside the studio only.
  • Never leave the equipment unattended or in an unlocked studio door.
  • Equipment failure/damage/loss must be reported immediately to the studio technician or the Multimedia Commons Counter. If it is determined that the damage or parts missing is due to misuse or negligence, the user will assume full financial responsibility for the costs of repair, labor, replacement parts, etc.
  • Do not alter, disconnect, or change the cables, connections, wiring, or set-ups of the equipment in the studio without prior knowledge and approval of the studio technician.
  • Do not attempt to alter the lighting system, including tuning, hanging, focusing of lights and wiring without supervision of the studio technician.
  • Props with sharp blades or edges, flammable materials or liquid, toxic chemical, smoke or simulated fog in the studio is strictly prohibited.
  • Before leaving the studio, users must make sure they have saved their media files in their own storage devices. Work, which is stored in the hard drive of the camera, video camcorder, audio recorder or any other recording devices, will be deleted on a daily basis at the end of each session. There is no way for files to be recovered once they have been deleted.
  • Users are responsible for tidying up the studio when they are done, returning of equipment and furniture to their original or proper location, and the removal of trash, props, or other items that do not belong in the studio.
  • Library staff have the right to enter the studio for inspection during users’ reserved session when needed.