4K/5K Digital Review

The SSoA recognises that the way in which Architecture is discussed, reviewed and communicated has changed and continues to change at an increasing rate. The SSoA has a commitment to digital review and submission, with the recently investment in right large screen 4k TV’s available for use in common areas and in studios. These 75 inch Touch capable screens offer an industry standard experience that is often carried through to practice.   Additionally, the Media Unit service now has a baseline minimum quality standard of 4k for all of its screens, with the majority capable of 5k resolution.

Also available to loan to students and staff are 1080p 3D projectors for use in reviews and presentations. Please see the Equipment to Loan section for more information.


Digitisation Service

The Media Unit provides a comprehensive digitisation service. We can digitise and enhance VHS tapes, Glass Slides, developed 35mm film negatives and a range of other media.

We are specialists in video standards and conversion, and can advise on best practice in a wide range of scenarios, from handing 10 bit 4K video to RAW image processing for stills.

Lecture Capture and TEL

The Media Unit is the centre for support for Lecture capture in the SSoA. We offer a 2 tier service, with a clear policy based around audience potential, combined with the SSoA TEL strategy.

If your content is for Learning and Teaching with a primary focus on internal (University, School, Course) audiences, then we can provide equipment and training on the use of TEL Kits, which include screen casting with Microphones, webcam recording and playback. The TEL kit is unique to the SSoA and provides staff with a mobile, high quality solution to the problem of recording informal talks, lectures and studio teaching.

If your lecture or event has a more public focus, we can provide a fully supported capture service through our digital capture and video production arm. Please click here to register your event and for more information.


Digital Asset Management

The Media Unit plays a leading role in collecting and coordinating the SSoA’s physical and digital assets. We are in the process of a large scale digitisation of over 50 years of glass plate slides and film negatives, as well as the migration to a new web-based digital asset management system.

We hold a significant library of images including SSoA history,  student work, past dissertations and other general content which might enhance your work.

We also have strong connections with Western Bank Library and can help with advice on copyright, OS mapping,  your rights as a photographer and  more general advice on how to use digital and other assets as part of your work. Please contact us for more information!