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Tech Requirements

Due to COVID-19 and the shift to online instruction the requirements have changed. 


  • You must have access to a computer/laptop. Please follow the minimum requirements below.
  • You must have access to a phone or video camera capable of sending video to your computer for editing.
  • It is possible, though not recommended, to complete the requirements on an iPad or tablet computer.
  • It is strongly recommended you have Zoom on your computer.
  • Facetime, Skype, and Facebook Messenger will also be useful.
  • If you are only in DIGI 110 and not planning to move further into Media Studies courses, any macOS or Windows laptop less than five years old should be adequate.
  • macOS users please use the free iMovie application.
  • Windows users please use one of the free applications below.
  • You can use any paid video editor as well (Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro, etc).
  • You are free to use your own audio/video equipment.


Suggested Minimums:

  • Computer running macOS 10.13 "High Sierra", or Windows 8 or later.
  • Intel Core i5 equivalent or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • 1TB hard Drive or 256GB SSD internal with larger external storage
  • Accessories:
  • 32GB USB Stick
  • 32GB SD Card
  • Video camera or phone capable of sending movies to your computer

Free Software Options:

Any questions on these requirements can be sent to the Media Studies Technician, Chris Alemany.

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