Our cinema facilities feature ample spaces and computer programs for students to create or edit their media projects, as well as up-to-the minute equipment cinema majors can borrow. These include:

  • Video Equipmentstudio and performance spaces
  • audio and video editing labs
  • a digital still-photo lab
  • image transfer technologies
  • animation – traditional and digital


Digital Video Editing Labs

Mac based labs with a variety of software including: Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, & Dragonframe. Lab equipped with HD monitors, video monitors, IEEE 1394 VCRs, Epson photo/negative/slide scanners, Wacom drawing tablets.

Animation Lab                                                                                                                            Mac computers & Ipads with Dragonframe, After Effects, Photoshop, & Tagtool                  Oxberry Master series animation stand with articulating easel.  Has both Digital and 16mm capabilities and 10 foot vertical boom. Oxberry pro-copy stands rigged with Cannon DSLR's

Sound Studio                                                                                                                                  Mac Lab includes: Software packages Ableton Live, Isadora, Soundtrack Pro, & Audacity.Hardware including:  MakeNoise Modular Synth Shared System, M-Audio & Casio Keyboards, MOTU UltraLight 10in/14out channel Digital Interfaces, Akai & Push Launchpads, Korg Monotron Ribbon Synthesizers, Turntables, Nagra 1/4 inch reel to reel, Mag 16mm Dubber, Mackie & Behringer Mixers, Tascam Cassette Decks, Sure Microphones with stands.   

Film Editing
16mm and Super 8 film bench setups with film viewers and splicers, as well as 16mm Steenbeck 6-plate film editing flatbeds and light tables

Film Processing Lab
Student training lab for 16mm b/w motion picture developing

Image Transfer 
JK optical printer with Bolex set with film to digital conversion utilizing the Canon DSLR

Optical Printing
JK Optical Printers, K-105, K103 Meritex controllers, 16/8 gates
and film to digital capabilities. 

Media Equipped Classrooms
Digital HD video and 16mm projection in 90 seat cinema, video & data projection, 16mm interlock film projection, super 8 mm small screening rooms, Sound lab

Rear projection screen, Lighting grid, background/set materials.


Students who major in Cinema have access to University-owned media equipment. Generally, Cinema students may borrow audio, video & filmmaking equipment to complete classroom assignments. The loan period is normally 3-7 days. In addition, students are strongly encouraged (but not required) to purchase basic sound/image gathering & editing tools. Useful equipment includes: digital cameras with external handheld microphone & firewire or USB3 cables, headphones, Apple Mac computer with video editing software, and other software as appropriate to support their area of interest. Cinema technical staff can help recommend equipment and software for incoming students. (Call 607-777-6345)

Technical Staff

Carl Schrecongost - Head Technical Support Specialist  cschreco@binghamton.edu

Hank Rudolph - Technical Support Specialist - hankrudolph@gmail.com

Last Updated: 9/30/15