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Tech Requirements


  • Mac laptops are provided by the department for students in DIGI110 and there are no requirements to purchase software.  
  • You are welcome to use your own laptop. Please follow the minimum requirements in the next section.
  • If you are only in DIGI110 and not planning to move further into Media Studies courses, any Mac or PC laptop less than 5 years old should be adequate.
  • Mac Users please use the free iMovie application.
  • Windows users please use the free Windows Movie Maker application on Windows 7 and 10.
  • You can use any paid video editor as well (Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro etc).
  • Audio and Video equipment is also available to all Media Studies department students for course work. You are free to use your own Audio and Video equipment as well.
  • After completing DIGI110 it is expected students will have their own laptop.


Suggested Minimums:

  • Laptop running Apple MacOS X 10.10 or Windows 7 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

Free Software We Use:

  • iMovie (Mac Only)
  • Windows Movie Maker (Windows 7/10 Only)
  • Audacity
  • Brackets (Text Software)
  • Cyberduck FTP Software
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