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Show Me What You're Working With… In Electronic Media

By Quintin Faler

When you’re an Electronic Media major you work with a lot of equipment during your college experiences. From video cameras to editing software you will have to learn and become fluent using this equipment. Some students are tech savvy in their area of expertise; E Media is a vast and diverse major where you may need to learn a lot of new equipment.

So, take a look at some of what you’ll be using in the Electronic Media major.



You’ll start off with the basics of video, learning how to use the supplied cameras and working with editing software. To the left, you will see the camera that almost everyone uses:

These cameras are easy to check out for class use, and personal use for your own projects. They are simple and give you great video quality.

Other cameras that the Electronic Media division has available include industry-certified cameras for more advanced filming and audio recording or Panasonic HDC-HS700 for more simple projects.



Classes offer the following the editing software:

Some classes will make you work with one of these, but by graduation, you will have worked with and be familiar with many. 



You will need different microphones and audio recording devices during your college career like:

  • Snowball Mics
  • Lavalier Mics 
  • Shotgun Mics
  • Zoom H4N Mics

When editing this software you could use:


The equipment at the University of Cincinnati is top-notch for college students. You may not shoot blockbuster films on them, but for learning and short films they work great.

The university spends a lot of money annually to supply students with this equipment. The Division upgrades the supplies constantly and keeps up-to-date on the latest trends.

Check out the University of Cincinnati’s Electronic Media website to:

  • find out more about the major
  • get involved on campus
  • or apply to the school