The Video Lab

Our self-service video lab is an innovative on campus recording studio. You can use it to create instructional videos, podcasts and other presentations, teach live via zoom, or for your thesis examinations

The video lab

Designed for both lecturer and student use, our recording and broadcasting technology is streamlined so you can focus on teaching and learning. The lab is self-service, with comprehensive instructions on how to use the technology.  Reservations are essential and are managed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The lab is located on the 2nd floor of Ivey Hall in room L204.  It is open to Lincoln University staff and students. 

Designed with you in mind, the studio is equipped with: 

  • Cameras to capture your video session 
  • A computer to run presentations (or you can use your own laptop)  
  • A document camera 
  • A microphone  
  • A large screen TV for playback 
  • A choice of Lincoln University branded, plain backdrop, or greenscreen 
  • Easy to use controls on the front of the desk to control the lights and TV input 
  • A whiteboard that you can use just like the whiteboard in a classroom

Take a tour of the Lab

video lab tour v2

Make a reservation

The video lab must be reserved. Reservations are managed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations can be made by logging in to the library room booking service.   

Once you log in, most of the fields are prepopulated, however you will be asked to provide: 

  • Your course code (mandatory) 
  • The number of people attending the session (optional) 
  • Start and end date of your booking (typically the same day) 
  • Start and end time of your booking. 

Reserve the video lab (L204) today via the library room booking service

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More information on using the Video Lab

These two handouts will assist you while using the video lab.

Prepare for your session

Learn how to prepare for your video lab session, including how to pick an outfit and practice your presentation. 

Record a video

In this guide you’ll learn how to record a video in our video lab. Here are a few tips to get you started: 

  1. Plan your video – it should be no more than six minutes long. 
  2. If you are using slides, use a large font size (at least 18pt) and engaging visuals like simple graphics and charts. 
  3. Follow the tips under Choose Your Outfit to pick clothes that will look great on camera. 
  4. Make your video part of a balanced workload. Students are more likely to watch one video than five. 
  5. Unless you have the time and knowledge to edit your video, you will need to record at least one complete take—the entire video from start to finish—that you’re prepared to share with your audience.