Video Lab

The NOAA Central Library Video Lab is available to all NOAA scientists for their business related media work, including digital video viewing, editing, converting, and duplicating. A request for the Video Lab access should be arranged with the Video Project Manager who will reserve the room and the time. The Media Librarian will also provide the NOAA user with basic directions on how to use the Video Lab and the equipment.

The Video Lab is fully equipped to meet all video editing and reformatting needs, including:

  • Two Mac Pro desktop computers, each with:
    • dual monitors
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Microsoft Office, and
    • Internet access via Safari and Mozilla browsers.
  • Sony GV-D1000 clamshell recorders, for MiniDV tapes
  • Sony GV- HD700 clamshell recorders, for HD MiniDV tapes
  • Sony DVCAM recorder/reader, for both DVCAM and MiniDV tapes
  • Panasonic DVCPro50, for standard definition tapes
  • An Epson color printer.
All needed manuals and tutorials are available in the Video Lab. Some blank media (DVDs, MiniDVs) may be available, although the user is expected to replace them.

The NOAA Central Library Video Lab was developed in 2007 to support the OER/IPT Video Data Management System (VDMS) project.

To learn more about the Video Lab, you may download a PowerPoint Presentation demonstrating the video lab in action, or the Video Lab Brochure (pdf format).

For more information please contact:

Anna Fiolek, Metadata Librarian & Video Project Manager
301-713-2607, ext. 147


Jeff Rey, Multimedia Librarian
301-713-2607, ext. 132