Editing Resources

Software Update Policy:

FAVS strives to keep its labs in working order. To do so, software and operating system upgrades are strategically initiated at specific times in an academic year, which is between semesters ONLY and never during a semester. Updates are fully vetted and recognized to be compatible before completed.

Per post-production best practices, upgrades are never done immediately after new software and OS versions are released. We encourage you to follow these same practices with your own systems. It is never a good idea to update your editing software or operating system while in the middle of editing a project. We encourage you to complete your project first, back up both the project and your system (as always) and then perform software updates. Following Apple guidelines, updates should never be done without backing up your system and files first.

Note: The systems run Deep Freeze so all freeware that is installed or updated is erased at midnight, therefore DO NOT save material to the computer itself and only save to your hard drive.

To report system or software problems and please send an email with your questions and/or concerns to favslabs@gmu.edu

Hardware

Please note: students are required to purchase one external hard drive.  For best practices, we encourage students to purchase two; one drive should be transported to classes and to the labs, and one drive should remain home as a media storage backup. The drive you bring to classes and editing labs must be portable.

While there is no laptop requirement for Film and Video Studies students, we do recommend students purchase an Apple Mac Book Pro. Please read through our complete Computing Recommendations 2017.

Editing Labs

FAVS editing labs are currently running the software versions listed below. A downloadable list can be found here: FAVS Software Resources 01.20.18

Professor Ben Steger teaches FAVS seniors in The Sage Room. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

FAVS Sage Room (PAB 3019)

The Sage Room is an editing and meeting room open to all FAVS Majors. It is located on the third floor of the deLaski Performing Arts Building. The room is open at times the deLaski building is open except for the closures listed below. In addition, the Sage Room will be closed periodically for meetings and classes. Please see the room for any notifications of closure. For card-swipe access or to book the space, please email FAVS Office Manager, Samantha Beach, at sbeach2@gmu.edu with your G#.

Sage Room Schedule, Spring 18

The Sage Room is open during all open deLaski Building hours unless reserved. The building will not be closed during spring break.

Sage Room Software

All applications in creative cloud are installed on our lab workstations. To access other CC applications, open the applications folder in finder.
Software Version
Apple Operating System10.12 Sierra
Adobe Premiere2018 Version 12.0.0
Adobe After Effects2018 Version 15.0.0
Adobe Media Encoder2018 Version 12.0
Adobe Prelude2018 Version 7.0.0
Adobe Audition2018 Build 11.0.0.199
Final Cut 77.0.3
Final Cut X10.3.4
Motion5.3.2
Compressor4.3.2
Logic Pro X10.3.3
Mainstage 33.3.3
Avid Pro Tools2018.1
Final Draft10.0.3
Celtx2.9.7
Movie Magic Scheduling6.1
Movie Magic Budgeting7.6
Da Vinci Resolve14

FAVS/Game Lab (AB 2001)

The FAVS/Game Lab is a shared editing space for students of Film and Video Studies and Computer Game Design. The lab is located on the second floor of the Art and Design Building and has monitored open hours.

 

FAVS/Game Lab Schedule, Spring 18
Room AB 2001

Monday 7:15-10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:45-10:45 pm
Wednesday 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 – 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 -10:00 pm

*Extended weekend hours will be announced shortly.

FAVS/GAME LAB Software

All applications in creative cloud are installed on our lab workstations. To access other CC applications, open the applications folder in finder.
SoftwareVersion
Apple Operating System10.12 Sierra
Adobe Premiere2018 Version 12.0.0
Adobe Audition2018 Build 11.0.0.199
Adobe After Effects2018 Version 15.0.0
Adobe Prelude2018 Version 7.0.0
Adobe Media Encoder2018 Version 12.0
Logic Pro X10.3.3 (on select stations)
Mainstage 33.3.2 (on select stations)
Avid Pro Tools2018.1 (on select stations)
Final Draft10.0.3
Celtx2.9.7
Da Vinci Resolve14

Advanced Sound Suite (AB 1008)

Film and Video Studies has launched an Advanced Sound Suite, a fully equipped ProTools recording and mixing suite. The station is available by appointment only. Please contact the Andrew Jorgensen in the FAVS Equipment Cage to reserve the station.

Advanced Sound Suite Software

The Advanced Sound Suite is available to students who have completed or who are currently enrolled in FAVS 399 - Advanced Sound.
SoftwareVersion
Apple Operating System10.12 Sierra
Adobe Premiere
2018 Version 12.0.0
Adobe Audition2018 Build 11.0.0.199
Adobe After Effects2018 Version 15.0.0
Adobe Prelude2018 Version 7.0.0
Adobe Media Encoder2018 Version 12.0
Final Cut X10.3.4
Motion5.3.2
Compressor4.3.2
Logic Pro X10.3.3
Mainstage 33.3.2
Avid Pro Tools2018.1

Writers/Producers Lab (PAB A109 A)

This six-station lab runs Final Draft 10, Microsoft Office, and Movie Magic Budgeting  7 and Movie Magic Scheduling 6 and provides a place for screenwriting students and producing students to work independently or in small groups.

The Writers/Producers Lab is open during all open deLaski Building Hours.

Writer/Producer Lab

This lab is equipped with writing, screenwriting, and producing software. It is not equipped with video editing software.
SoftwareVersion
Apple Operating System10.11.6 El Capitan
Final Draft10.0.3
Celtx2.9.7
Movie Magic Scheduling 6.1
Movie Magic Budgeting7.6