Media Preservation Lab

The Media Preservation Lab is accessible through the Information Studies Library (first floor of the SE&IS building in Room 102) and is located in Room 118. Currently, eight stations are available for student use within the Media Lab. These include: the 8mm Film Bench, the 16/35 Film Bench, the Audio Transfer Suite, the Video Transfer Suite, the Digital Preservation Suite, the Film Transfer Suite, the Audio Editing Station, and the Video Editing Station.

Usage is limited to currently enrolled students in the Department of Education and Information Studies, and the campus at large. In all spaces priority is first given to information studies students fulfilling coursework. UCLA students outside of the SE&IS will be subject to slightly different procedures. Please contact the IS Library directly for more information about booking.

Note that the Media Lab often hosts events (typically on Mondays) to introduce students to its many features!


The 8mm Film Bench

Work at the 8mm film bench.

The 16/35 Film Bench

Work at the 16/35mm film bench.

The Audio Transfer Suite

Work on transferring audio materials in the Media Lab. WaveLab, Audacity, and Audition are available to use at this computer station.

The Video Transfer Suite

Transfer video.

The Digital Preservation Suite

Work with digital forensics software in the media lab. IsoBuster, FTK Imager, Exact Audio Copy, and BitCurator are all available to use at this station.

The Film Transfer Suite

Transfer film on the Kinetta film scanner, work with the Magnetic sound dubber, use the retrosync, use the Chinon Sound Super 8 projector, or work with the Bell & Howell Sound Projector.

The Audio Editing Station

Edit audio files. This computer workstation has Adobe Audition, Wave Lab, and Audacity. It is a separate computer station from the computer used in an audio transfer.

The Video Editing Station

Edit video files. This computer workstation has Resolve, Adobe Premiere, and Final Cut. This is a separate computer station from the computer used in the video transfer workstation.