Now at the Digital Media Lab: GoPro Hero 4 Cameras


Photos by Robert Carroll

UML now has GoPro Hero 4 video cameras available for check-out at the Digital Media Lab (DML) in the Richter Library. The new cameras are available to all UM students and employees as part of our equipment borrowing program which includes still cameras, video cameras, audio recorders, microphones, and lighting equipment.

gopro-Hero4The Hero 4 is the latest model in the GoPro series with new features that capture video at a resolution of 4K and still images at 12 megapixels.  You can also shoot time lapse photography and view your shots and compositions wirelessly through your mobile device as you record through the camera’s WiFi capabilities (by downloading their free app). Use the accessories available to mount your camera on a tripod, a handler, or the case to film underwater. You can later download and process all your high resolution files at the DML workstations.

Also, let us know if you’d like to submit your images and videos to the DML Gallery webpage or showcase them on the Lab walls.

Visit the DML GoPro site for more information and the Hero 4 service manual. Equipment can be borrowed for five days at a time by logging in to our reservation system and reserving the desired time slots:

For questions, please stop by the lab or contact us at

New Services in the Digital Media Lab

New Printing & Reformatting Service at the Richter Library’s Digital Media Lab

Starting this semester, the Digital Media Lab will begin offering a broad range digitization service along with new large format printing capabilities. Library patrons may bring in almost any type of analog media (VHS, slides, LPs, photos, cassettes, etc.) and have the Media Lab staff convert it to a digital format (files, CDs, or DVDs). This service will be free for any academic purposes but personal projects will be charged at $9.00 per hour of work. Turnaround time will vary, but is expected to average about a week. Important media that is only available in older formats should be preserved as soon as possible to prevent deterioration of the original material. As always, anyone who wishes to learn how to digitize on their own can ask any staff member in the Media Lab for free instructions.

The new, in-house, large-format printer will now make real world production of visuals, created with the Lab’s powerful design software, simple and convenient. Previously, anyone wishing to print something beyond the standard 8.5”x11” or 11”x17” paper sizes would need to go to a specialty print store unless they had access to a production lab in their department. Now students, faculty, and staff can produce professional looking prints and posters without leaving the library. Call or email the Digital Media Lab for more details and to inquire about your specific needs.


Daniel Shearouse,
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