Winter Break 2016

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Dec 082016

Winter is Coming… The last day of finals for the 2016 Fall semester is Monday, December 12th. Undergraduate access to the Film Program’s production facilities ends at 9:30pm on Dec. 12th. Capstone students are granted extended access to just the post-production facilities until 5pm on December 23rd (pleases stop by the Film Operations Desk to get your card rescanned to facilitate this). Undergraduate re-admittance to production facilities for the Spring semester does not begin until 8:30am on January 9th.

Graduate student access to both main campus production facilities and the SVAD Graduate Lab at the UCF Center for Emerging Media remains open until 5pm on December 23rd and reopens for the Spring semester at 9am on Tuesday, January 3rd.

The university is closed for business from Saturday, December 24th to Monday, January 2nd. The Film Equipment Room reopens for business at 9:00am on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Enjoy the break. Happy holidays!

Closed for Thanksgiving

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Nov 212016


In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Film Equipment Room will be closed Thursday, November 24th – Friday, November 25th. We will open at our normal operating hours at 8:30am on Monday, November 28th. Safe travels to wherever you call home!

Adobe CC 2017

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Nov 062016


Please wait to update to Adobe CC 2017. Students who wish to move their editorial projects between Film Program workstations and their home computers should wait to run application updates and ignore when prompted to do so by software developers (aka pushed update alerts). Film Operations thoroughly tests new application version releases for stability and compatibility with other critical applications, utilities, and our overall workflow infrastructure before they are deployed. Often software developers release versions of their application to the public that has undergone limited testing. It is not uncommon for an issue to present itself after it has been installed on the variety of hardware/software combinations, which make up the public user group, that were not present during the isolated testing phase. Developers will deploy a follow up patch update to correct any new bugs after the fact, but sometimes this can take weeks or even months for a proper solution to arrive leaving previously fully functional workstations hamstrung in the meantime.

Students who choose to immediately update applications on their personal computers to version release numbers that are not currently supported by Film Operations do so at their own risk as some updates are not easily backwards compatible with previous versions. We are unable to provide compatibility solutions for unsupported versions of application software and operating systems. PLEASE WAIT TO UPDATE!

  • A list of currently supported versions of software can be found here.
  • Instructions on how to roll your Adobe CC installation back to a previous version can be found here.
  • Instructions on how to export XML files from Adobe CC Premiere Pro can be found here.