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Ann Porterfield Digital Media Lab: About

Practice presentations, record lectures, create tutorials, etc.



The lab is open during the Alvin Sherman Library hours (*Circulation Desk):

  • Mon - Thurs: 7:00am - 10:30pm
  • Friday: 7:00am - 8:30pm
  • Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:30am - 10:30pm
*Lab key(s) must be returned to the Circulation Desk 30-minutes prior to the Circulation Desk closing.

The Digital Media Lab is available by appointment only.

Please make reservations online at

Sign Up for Alvin Sherman Library Card

Digital Media Lab Features

The Digital Media Lab is a room designed for NSU and Broward County patrons to create their own digital media. 

The DML provides:

  • WhisperRoom Soundbooth - An sound isolated audio production booth with headphones and Snowball Mic with Gooseneck filter.
  • Powerful computers (PC & Mac) to customize and enhance digital media projects with the latest software:
    • Sound Design and Recording Software
      • FL Studio
      • Audacity
    • Adobe Products
      • Adobe Creative Cloud
        • Photoshop
        • Illustrator
        • Acrobat
        • InDesign
        • Lightroom
        • Premiere Pro
        • After Effects
        • Media Encoder
        • Camera Raw
      • Adobe Photoshop Elements
      • Adobe Premiere Elements
      • Adobe Captivate (PC Only)
    • Other Software for Video Projects
      • Handbrake
      • Camtasia
      • VLC Media Player
    • Final Cut Pro Apps Bundle  (Mac Only)
      • Final Cut Pro X
      • Logic Pro X
      • Motion 5
      • Compressor
      • MainStage
  • A green screen background kit with two softbox lighting stands for filming special effects
  • A video camcorder with tripod and USB cable to transfer content to workstations and two webcams for supplemental video capturing (optional checkout from Circulation desk)
  • A 50” LED TV on a mobile cart for presentations to connect personal laptop