Multimedia/Visualization Resources at the University of Calgary

Cyberport - Connected to the next-generation Internet, this 50-seat theater incorporates technologies for full-screen video conferencing, streaming of various types of digital media, 3D immersion, and real-time interactive environments using broadband network connections. The cyberport is a venue for activities such as presentations of special networked events, teleconferences, virtual-world simulations, and training in areas related to broadband networks, multimedia, and high-performance computing.

Location: Learning Commons, 525 Biological Sciences Building

Contact: Learning Commons Help Desk

Digital Media Lab - This lab is fully equipped for the development and presentation of digital media projects and training. Supported technologies include:

  • Digital Video Production - Macintosh G3 Media 100 Editing System, S-VHS Decks, Sony DVD Playback Deck, Lexicon Digital Signal Processor, Parasound THX Amplifier, and Mackie 1402 Audio Mixer.
  • Digital Imaging - DPS Perception Transcoder and HD Recorder for digital video recording and editing on an Intergraph Workstation (500 MHz Pentium III running SoftImage 3.7).
  • Video Serving - SGI Origin 200 Video Server with SGI Mediabase Server Software.
  • Content Capturing - Canon XL-1 Digital Video Camera, Sony XL-3100 HI-8 Camera, and Kodak DC-260 Digital Still Camera.
  • Digital Audio - Yamaha 03D-24 Input Digital Mixing Board and Power Mac 9600, DSP Farm, Kurzweil Synthesizer, MIDI Timepiece AV-MIDI Interface, Opcode Vision Software, Digital Performer, and Alesis Adat 20-bit 8-track Recorders.
  • Viewpoint 3D-Model Library - This is part of the lab's virtual reality system that will include data gloves, joystick, head trackers, glasses, and software.

Location: Learning Commons, 525 Biological Sciences Building

Contact: Learning Commons Help Desk

Visualization Center - This facility is a focal point for scientific visualization and other graphic-support activities. Supported hardware includes five RS/6000 workstations, a Pentium II Intergraph Windows NT workstation, a low-end Pentium PC, a Power Macintosh G4, flatbed scanners and color printers. Supported software includes Photoshop, Corel Draw, NIH-Image, and AVS/Express.

Location: 723 Math Sciences Building

Contact: Doug Phillips