Multimedia Support Center: Multimedia Support Center

Multimedia Support Center


Multimedia Studio in a Studio Set-up

The Multimedia Support Center houses an 1800 square foot, double high media studio. A great space for video shoots, audio recordings, or special events.

The space is available for students, faculty, and staff use.

Studio Availability

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 6:30pm

9:00am - 5:30pm

10:00am - 2:30pm

For more information on the studio or to make a reservation, click here.

Whisper Room

Exterior of the Media Studio's Whisper Room

The Multimedia Support Center Studio houses a sound isolated Whisper Room for audio projects. The space is designed for providing a studio space for all audio recording needs. 

The space is available for students, faculty, and staff use.

Whisper Room Availability

Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 6:30pm

9:00am - 5:30pm

10:00am - 2:30pm

For more information on the Whisper Room or to make a reservation, click here.

Services for Faculty and Staff

Support and Assistance:

Technical and creative advising and consultation on multimedia projects.

Assistance with obtaining resources for multimedia courses and demonstrations. 

Assistance in media resizing and formatting.


Media Transfer Services:

Copyright compliant transfers from DVD, CD, VHS, DV Tape, Cassette Tape, and Vinyl.


Media Duplication Services:

Copyright compliant duplication of DVDs, CDs, and USB.

Questions about copyright? We can help.


Production Services:

Multimedia Support Staff are able to provide audio and video recording of events, activities, and instructional aids in our studio space. We have the capability to handle multi-camera, 4K HD, live streaming, green screen, and live playback and monitoring. We can also provide production resources for hands-on instructional activities. 

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 7:00pm


8:00am - 6:00pm


‚Äč10:00am - 3:00pm

Appointments for any of our services can be scheduled by asking a technician or contacting our office.

Multimedia Support Center


Multimedia Lab in CO 109

The Multimedia Support Center Lab features 18 high-end computers equipped with the latest multimedia software including Adobe Creative Suite CC 2017, Maya, AutoCAD, Anaconda, Toon Boom, Unity, and Wings 3D.

The space also houses multiple scanners, Korg Synth Keyboards, and access to Wacom tablets and headphones. Staff are on hand to help with questions and to provide advice and technical support.

Here are some tips on using some of the technology in the lab.

Lab Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 10:00pm

7:30am - 6:00pm

9:00am - 4:00pm


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Helpful Info

 If you need assistance with scanning or using any of the technology in our lab, feel free to ask a Technician or staff member. We try to always have someone on hand to help provide support when needed in the lab. Sometimes, however, we may be away or busy performing other duties. If there isn't anyone available to assist you, or if you prefer to learn at your own rate, here are tips on how to use some common technology in our lab.

As it applies to Multimedia, copyright is the legal right that a content creator has to their own work. Copyright allows the creator of the work the exclusive rights to:

1. Make a copy of the work.

2. Distribute the work to others.

3. Display or perform the work publicly.

4. Make a derivative of the work.

Copyright can be granted to others via the creator's permission. This can be done by licensing out the work, which allows selected others the right to use the work under certain conditions, or by the creator waiving their rights to the work and granting full ownership to another party. Certain companies specialize in licensing media to individuals and organizations, such as the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) or the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) . 

Owning the copyright to a work means that no one else can use your work unless you grant them permission. Someone else cannot copy your work to their computer or give it to their friends; they cannot take your work and make a book or play based on it or even show your work to an audience unless you grant them permission to do so. 

Copyright is outlined in the U.S. Code Title 17. The code contains certain exceptions for various uses of copyrighted material. One such exception is in regards to the display of work within an educational classroom (Section 110(1)):

Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, the following are not infringements of copyright:

(1) performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction, unless, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, the performance, or the display of individual images, is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made under this title, and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made;

"Fair Use" is another exception to copyright law which allows restricted use of copyrighted material (Section 107). Fair use depends on what part and how much of the work is used. There is no perfect formula when it comes to fair use. Each piece of work is different and has different considerations when it comes to what is used and how much. If you are uncertain if your use of a work falls within fair use or not, we suggest consulting with legal experts before using the work.

Please visit the U.S. Copyright Office website for more information on copyright law and fair use. You can also visit our Copyright Research Guide for more information or ask a Multimedia Support Staff member. If you have questions about Creative Commons or Open Educational Resources, check out our Open Educational Resources Research Guide.

Here in the Multimedia Support Center we are copyright compliant. This means that we cannot make copies of any work that copyright has not been obtained for. This means we cannot make a copy of the latest Disney film, even if you've bought the DVD. We cannot make prints of the movie's poster for you to display around campus. Any action that violates copyright law cannot be performed by us.

By being copyright compliant we are protecting ourselves and you. Copyright is a very serious criminal offense in the U.S. Violation of copyright is seen as theft and, depending on the severity of the violation, can lead to significant fines and time in jail. If we knowingly violate copyright law then we put ourselves and you in danger.

We know it can be difficult to do what you need with copyright laws getting in the way. However, there are ways around them and we can help with that. Copyright is outlined in the U.S. Code Title 17, which also outlines several exceptions to Copyright law that can help, especially in an educational environment. 

Contact us if you have any questions about the appropriate ways to obtain copyright or visit the U.S. Copyright Office website.

You can also visit our Copyright Research Guide for more information.

Unfortunately we cannot provide instruction on how to use an entire software. We provide support for Multimedia projects. 

We can provide instruction on how to accomplish a specific task, provide technical support for issues you may encounter, walk you through a non-assigned process, or give artistic criticism and advice. Our instruction could come in the form of person to person instruction or links to additional resources, depending on our schedule and the content.

If you require instruction on an entire software we would recommend looking for courses at Columbus State Community College. If you prefer to learn at your own speed or need to learn quickly, we suggest online tutorial courses, such as those offered from, Adobe TV, or the Adobe Training and Tutorials site.

If you require assistance on assignments, we would suggest the CSCC tutoring services which is free to students. 

If you're unsure on if we can assist you or where to go to seek further assistance, feel free to ask us and we can help find the right assistance for you.

Unfortunately we do not checkout video or audio equipment to students, and only offer limited equipment lending to staff. All of our equipment can be used within the studio and whisper room with staff supervision, but we cannot let you take anything home with you. We simply do not have enough equipment to check any out.

If you require the use of headphones or a laptop while within the library or lab, there are some available at the circulation desk. In addition, Wacom drawing tablets can also be checked out through the circulation desk, but can only be used within the library. The tablets are checked out by first come, first serve only and students must abide by the Multimedia Support Center's Student Equipment Use Guidelines, which can be found below.

If you are a staff or faculty member and you require video or audio production needs as part of your instruction or event, please contact us about providing these services. If you require in-class audio and visual equipment needs, such as a monitor or projector, you'll need to contact the IT Support Center at or 614-287-5050

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