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Digital Arts Centre

Digital Arts

The University's Digital Arts Centre is comprehensively equipped, offering state-of-the-art digital imaging, photographic, typographic and art and design facilities.

Throughout, the centre includes the latest high-end Macintosh workstations with Apple Cinema displays, high performance image processing and industry standard compositing software for photography, video, 2D & 3D animation. Top-end scanners for film, slide and print material operate with high quality large format colour printers.

Equipment available includes:


  • Sony XDCAM EX1 and EX3 Video Cameras
  • 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolutions
  • Solid State Recording 
  • Fujinon HD lens
  • Sony HVR-Z1E Video Cameras
  • Shoot HD using HDV 1080i format 
  • Shoot SD using MiniDV and DVCAM format
  • Mini DV Cameras
  • Full size sholder mount DV cameras 
  • Nightvision HDV Handycam
  • Handhelded 3-chip CCD native widescreen cameras


  • 12x Avid / Premiere Pro Suites
  • SD and HD resolutions supported
  • Video Assist Monitors
  • Dedicated video storage drives
  • 4 Individual Edit Booths for group work 


  • Selection of Canon 8 - 16 Megapixel Digital SLR Cameras 
  • Add on Flash Guns
  • HDRI imaging lightscopes 


  • Blonde, Redhead and Gulliver Lighting Kits
  • Sony and Audio Technica professional studio lapel mics
  • Sennheiser Shotgun mics, baskets and Rycote Windshields
  • Steadicam Flyer camera Stabiliser System
  • Losmandy Flext Flexible Track and Dolly System
  • Portable chroma key cloths
  • Mini DV, DVCAM, HDV, & XDCAM HD VTR Decks
  • Portable Reflecmedia Retro-reflective chroma key cloths and light rings
  • Wide Angle lenses for Sony Video Cameras
  • A4 & A3 Flatbed Scanners
  • XBox 360s with built in hard drives


  • Avid Media Composer
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Motion Builder
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Encore
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Soundbooth
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Ultra
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Propellorhead Reason
  • Maya
  • Z-Brush