Digital Media Lab

This guide will show you what technology is available in the Digital Media Lab and will provide you with resources for creating digital media project

Suggested courses

  • Video Foundations: Cameras and Shooting
  • Learning Documentary Video
  • Creating a Short Film

Check out our Linkedin Learning (formerly page for more information about access for GRC students

Canon VIXIA HF R500 HD Camcorder


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A powerful HD video camera that comes in a small and portable package. Use this video camera to film footage for your next video project, interview or presentation.

What's included with this camera?

  • Carrying Case
  • 64GB Memory Card
  • USB cord for uploading files
  • Power cord
  • Extra battery and wall charger

Check out a tripod to help with recording. (Video camera uses a standard tripod mount) 

Image source: VIXIA HF R500 Black. Canon, camcorders/consumer/vixia/vixia-hf-r500/vixia-hf-r500. Accessed 17 June 2020.

How do I use this video camera?

Below is a link to a PDF to the user manual. There is also information below about transferring files to a computer. Check out the linked video review on the right for an overview of this video camera.

How do I transfer files from the video camera to a PC?

Follow these steps:

  1. Plug USB drive into computer and camcorder
  2. Push the play button on the video camera [►]
  3. When AutoPlay dialog box opens on the computer select "Import pictures and videos"

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device options 

  1. On the resulting box select "Import settings"

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tag picture box

Step 5:
On the resulting box select "browse" next to "Import videos to:" and browse to the folder you would like to save the files to.

Special Note:
Files saved to the desktop of school computers will be deleted when that computer is restarted. All computer restart overnight. Be sure to save the files to a USB drive, external hard drive. the cloud, or in another manner.

Video Editing Software

Video editing software available

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Adobe Premier Pro

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Adobe After Effects

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Canon VIXIA HF R500 Review (EposVox)

Source: "60FPS BOSS CAMCORDER | Canon Vixia HF R500 Review" by EposVox, Standard YouTube license

Media Services Support

Room Use

Green River Media Services operates a video recording lab in Holman Library (HL 124).

  • Students may use HL 124 for video recording short films for school projects. Use is dependent on availability. 
  • The video lab can be equipped with a tripod, camera, microphones, backgrounds, a green screen, and lighting. There are no computers in HL 124, but students may use computers and software in the Digital Media Lab in HL 112 to edit video. All equipment must remain in HL 124.  
  • With a minimum of 48 hours of notice, Media Services can put up whatever background is needed.  
  • While HL 124 is not soundproof, it is among the quieter rooms on campus and is well suited to recording video.  
  • Media Services can provide some support to students using the room, provided they have the time to do so.
  • To contact Media Services:
    • call: 253-833-9111, ext. 2108
    • email media services