The Lied Library Design Lab Specialist supports the creation of podcasts, music recordings, video presentations, websites and other types of research and creative activity. UNLV students, faculty, and staff are welcome to contact the Specialist to learn more about multimedia production and editing techniques.


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The Design Lab Specialist works with instructors to create course-integrated instructional sessions for assignment with a multimedia component. UNLV faculty can request a workshop for their course using the following form or email leah.howd@unlv.edu. As there is a large variety of software associated with multimedia, it is not possible to provide support for every program. If you need support for a specific software or program not listed below, please contact the Design Lab Specialist for assistance or potential alternatives.

  • Adobe Clip
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • iMovie

  • Adobe Audition
  • Audacity

  • Google Sites

Academic Posters
  • Canva
  • Photoshop
  • PowerPoint


Assistance with the following technology is also available. A complete list of hardware, software, and equipment is available here. Personal projects are welcome. Priority is given to University-related, academic work. Patrons are expected to follow all Media Lab policies and guidelines.

Computers located on the right side of the Computer Help Desk on the first floor of Lied Library include the Adobe Creative Suite in addition to other computer workstation software. Basic questions regarding software or equipment listed below can be answered at the Computer Help Desk in-person or over the phone at (702) 895-2101.

There are three PCs and two iMacs located to the right of the Assistive Technology area which have more robust hardware for multimedia projects. Digitization equipment is also available in this area.

  • PC Hardware
  • PC Software
  • Mac Hardware
  • Mac Software
  • Digitization
PC Hardware
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4790 3.60GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Hard Drive: 256GB SSD & 1TB HDD
  • Optical Drive: CD/DVD RW

PC Software
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Pinnacle Studio 19
  • Audacity

iMac Hardware
  • Processor: 4 GHz Intel Core i7
  • Display: Retina 5k, 27-inch
  • RAM: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 1TB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4096MB

iMac Software
  • Mac OS 10.11.16 (El Capitan)
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2016
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Audacity
  • Handbrake

  • Video/Audio Editing
  • Video Capture to PC
    • VHS
    • VHS-C
    • DVD
    • miniDV
  • Audio Capture to PC
    • Cassette Tapev
    • CD
  • VHS to DVD conversion