J Street computers have a new configuration for Spring Semester.
You will still have access to all the great software that you were used to using in J Street. Just be sure to check the signage to know which machines have which software installed.
The biggest change you will notice is that you must log-in using your own PU credentials - there is no longer a JStreet/media log-in option. The computers are now part of the Macintosh Cluster group on campus, which means there are a few other subtle changes as well. You can read all about them at the Clusters FAQ page, but here at the highlights:
- The first time you log in to a newly updated cluster Mac, you may need to wait for one to two minutes while the computer creates your profile. During this time several application preferences and settings are copied to to your "Home Directory" so all of the applications on the system work properly. After this initial log in, all subsequent logins should only take a few seconds.
- You'll have to be more careful with your file storage on your H drive. Students have a default quota of 5 GB (members of the class of 2017 and later have 500MB). Filling up your H drive will prevent you from logging in to a Cluster Mac (it will "hang" indefinitely at the login screen). You can use the "DiskQuota" widget in the Dashboard (Press the F12 key to display the Dashboard) to see how full your home directory is. Delete unnecessary files or buy more quota at www.princeton.edu/quota.
If you are creating large files with your multimedia work, you would do well to apply for storage space on the New Media Center xstor server. Information about this process can be found here: Long Term Media Storage
The J Street Library and Media Center is within Wilcox Hall (second floor towards the rear) in Wilson College (map: <http://etcweb.princeton.edu/pumap/>) and is available to all undergraduate students every day of the academic year. Whether you wish to quietly study, write a paper, work on a group project, create images, edit video, record podcasts, or mix music the library and media center have a space for you.
Our software collection features a number of digital audio workstation (DAW) suites, Final Cut Pro, as well as the Adobe Creative Suite and Master Collection.
Record a big hit. A podcast. Voice over. ADR.
We understand you might not yet know how to record, edit, mix, and master the audio or music project you are envisioning, or you might not be interested in the technical minutia of it all. Thats why you can schedule time with one of our staff members who will help you do everything from recording to mastering. Please email to schedule a time: firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Equipment Rentals
We have 3 Canon HD Video Camcorders, lapel mics, tripods, and a shotgun microphone that can be used for any student project. To reserve equipment or for more information about specific equipment, help, or to schedule a tutorial, email: email@example.com
Audio Equipment Rentals
We have a variety of mics, as well as portable recording equipment set-ups that can be used to capture audio or used in performance contexts. To reserve equipment or for more information about specific equipment, help, or to schedule a tutorial, email: firstname.lastname@example.org