Film Media

Centre for Film and Media Studies upgrade

Old lab before upgrade.


In December 2009, the 25 Power Mac G5 desktop computers were replaced with new Mac Pros, equipped with the latest Quad-Core Intel Xeon technology. The old 17” CRT monitors were replaced with new Samsung 24 inch LCD’s 

Students now have access to brand new state-of-the-art software for video editing, design, motion graphics and animation, including Final Cut Studio 2, which includes Final Cut Pro 7, and the latest versions of Soundtrack Pro, Motion and DVD Studio Pro, and the Adobe CS4 suite, which includes After Effects, InDesgin, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver and Fireworks.

Not only does the lab cater for production and media students, but film editing workshops are also run in collaboration with the UCT Film Society for aspirant video production students.

Overall, the upgraded Mendi Lab has received positive feedback from students and staff alike.