Multimedia Hardware and Software

Our Multimedia Hardware and Software service provides guidance and access to equipment, software, and spaces for DIY multimedia content producers including faculty, staff, and students. Managed by the UCSF Library’s Learning Tech Group, this service enables you to meet the needs of your audience and produce high-quality educational content free of charge.

Meet our multimedia expert

Sean McClelland
Sean McClelland

Sean is the Lead Learning Technologies Specialist with over 20 years of tech support and training experience and an extensive background in video production, photography, and digital art.

Reserve equipment that fits your needs

The equipment for loan service is used by hundreds of students, faculty and staff each year. We offer a comprehensive collection of video and audio equipment for a variety of media production needs. All items are loaned from the Tech Commons Help Desk in the Parnassus Library from 9am–noon, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Our loan policies recently changed. Visit the Help Center for more information about policies and instructions for reserving equipment.

Showcase your innovation

Produced by staff from the UCSF Department of Orthopedic Surgery, this video showcases innovative procedures and techniques being implemented by their physicians. A number of multimedia tools were used including Final Cut Pro, microphones, lighting kit, and a video camera for background shots.

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High-tech workstations for your multimedia project

Reserve an individual workstation or collaborate with a group in our eLearning Studio and get access to a variety of multimedia applications and hardware devices including Adobe CS6, Camtasia, Final Cut Pro, microphones, scanners, and more. Workstations can be reserved by UCSF students, faculty, and staff and are located on the 2nd floor of the Parnassus Library in the Tech Commons.

We are available to answer basic questions about the multimedia workstations, but contact us in advance if you need more guidance to get started.

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Tech Commons workstations

  • Edit audio and video
  • Convert and compress video
  • Digitize documents and slides
  • Edit photos and create posters
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eLearning Studio

  • Work on group editing projects
  • Record video lessons and narrate presentations
  • Digitize VHS, DVD, miniDV and cassette tapes
  • Record audio interviews and podcasts

Visit the Help Center for instructions on reserving workstations and to review our workstation policies.

Even though UCSF is a prestigious academic institution, many students don’t have the funds or resources to access this equipment otherwise. I appreciate being able to use equipment as needed to produce professional quality products.”

Student, UCSF School of Nursing

You have questions? We have answers.

If you need help with multimedia hardware or software, check out our Help Center first. You can also call (415) 476-9426 or contact us to make an appointment for help in the Tech Commons

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