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PDC Faculty and Staff Lab

We have 6 lab work stations which include 5 Dell PC computers and one Apple iMac. All of the computers have DVD burners and the following software:

Function

Software Title

Description/Use

Word Processing Microsoft Word 2007 Creating and formatting word documents, tabels, basic desktop publishing
Presentation Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Electronic presentations for class or web, easily make handouts
Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel 2007 Spreadsheets, gradebooks, mathematical functions
Database Microsoft Access 2007 Crete records, tables, forms for organizing information
Desktop Publishing Adobe InDesign CS, Microsoft Publisher Advanced desktop publishing, newsletters, fliers, brochures, pamphlets, etc.
Web Page Editing, Creating and Publishing Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 Creating and managing web pages.
Image/Photo Editing Adobe Photoshop CS, Macromedia Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator CS Edit or create images for any application. Used primarily in conjunction with scanners.
Internet Browsers Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer All are used for viewing/accessing web sites and searching for online information
Internet File Transfer Utility WS_FTP LE Transferring files from one computer to another; primarily used for putting web content onto a server.
PDF (Portable Document Format) viewing/creating Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Allows you to create and view the online documentation and third party reference material that has been saved as PDF files. Good way to allow others to see material on the web without sacrificing format.
Archive Utility (Zip/unzip tool) PowerArchiver 2000 Used for compressing multiple files into single files for ease of transfer, or extracting large files or groups of files that have been compressed.
CD/DVD Creator/Copier Ahead Nero Burning CD-ROMS or DVD-Rs for purposes such as making videos, storing image collections, archiving, etc.

WE have a video editing station with DVD burner and the following software:

Function

Software Title

Description/Use

Image/Photo Editing Adobe Photoshop CS Edit or create images for any application.
Internet Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Used for viewing/accessing web sites and searching for online information
Internet File Transfer Utility WS_FTP LE Transferring files from one computer to another; primarily used for putting web content onto a server.
Video Capture, Editing/Playback Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 Digital video editing
CD/DVD Creator/Copier Ahead Nero Burning CD-ROMS or DVD-Rs for purposes such as making videos, storing image collections, archiving, etc.
Video Capture, Editing/Playback Ulead Video Studio 6 Digital video editing
Create Special Effects Adobe After Effects 6.5 Used to create high quality video special effects
Audio Capture, Editing/Playback Adobe Audition 1.0 Digital audio editing
DVD production Adobe Encore DVD Create menus and title pages and burn your DVD
CD-ROM duplication Primera Duplicate up to 25 CD roms at a time

Lab Hardware

Hardware

Description/Use

2 - Sony Mavica Digital cameras (using standard 3.5" floppy diskettes) Available for faculty checout. Allows you to take digital pictures and store them directly to a diskette. See the PDC secretary for checkout.
6 - Canon Flatbed Scanners Allows you to scan in hard copies of pictures to digital format or make pages of text into PDF files.
Nikon Slide Scanner Allows you to scan in 35mm slides or negatives to a digital format.
Microphones Useful for audio recording and Internet videoconferencing.
VCR Available for digitizing standard VHS clips
Speakers/Headphones Speakers are integrated into the monitors if there are sound files you need to hear. Headphone jacks are on the lefthand side of the speaker bar on the bottom of the monitor screen.
Color Laser Printer Provides high quality color printouts. Good for printing scanned images, PowerPoint slides, and documents where it is important that color be distinguished. **NOTE: Please limit use of this printer for instructional purposes ONLY, and please do not use for multiple copies. To access this printer, choose Dell Color Laser 5110cn.
Black and White Laser Printer Provides high quality black and white printouts. To access this printer, choose HP LaserJet 2420.