Recommended Technologies for Production

Screen Arts & Cultures Production courses use Mac based editing software (Appleā€™s Final Cut Pro 10 [X]).  Not all SAC Production courses require access to an external hard drive and editing software. If you intend to purchase equipment, we suggest:

Apple MacBook Pro with:
750GB Hard-Drive @ 7200 rpm
8GB RAM Memory
3 year extended warranty (suggested for all laptops)

External Hard Drive
Drives should be a minimum of 500GB, 7200 rpm drive speed with Firewire 800 or Thunderbolt ports (USB 3 is available on new MacBook Pro Computers.) Note: Instructional Support Services (ISS) does not support USB 3 on their editing stations at this time. Drives are currently approximately $180.00. Please consult with your instructor or media support staff for specifications and suggested places to purchase drives before purchasing a drive.

Students in the following production courses are expected to have or have access to an external editing hard drive: SAC 300, SAC 301, SAC 304, SAC 306, SAC 400, SAC 401, SAC 402, SAC 404, SAC 406, SAC 423, SAC 495 (Honors projects involving production only), and SAC 499 (independent study projects involving production only).

NOTE: Because students work in groups in SAC 290, SAC 300, SAC 301, SAC 400, SAC 402, and SAC 423, each TEAM will be able to work on one or more shared drives; however, each student will likely want to have their own drive for archival work.