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Media Services

Media Services provides an array of fee-based audiovisual support and production services for campus departments and organizations.

Our services include video production and editing, photography, sound reinforcement for special events, and AV equipment rental to UC San Diego departments.

Jobs incur delivery, retrieval, and/or operating charges. Clients must have University index numbers. We do not accept cash, checks or credit cards.

Contact Media Services

To order services, first request an estimate 3 business days in advance of an event.

Email general questions to mediaservices@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-8265.

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Contact us/ Request an Estimate

To request an estimate:

  1. Fill out and submit the online request form 3 business days in advance of the event.
  2. You will receive a Media Services Order Estimate via e-mail indicating the total cost estimate of your requested services.
  3. Review the accuracy of the order details and submit any changes.
  4. To complete your order, indicate in the reply that you would like to Accept the order estimate or Decline your request.
  5. You will receive an e-mail confirming your order is processed and that a technician has been scheduled for your event.

Note: Submit event requests as soon as possible to ensure equipment and technician availability. To avoid processing delays and late fees, reply and accept the estimate at least 2 business in advance of the event.

Contact mediaservices@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-8265 with questions. Our office is located in AP&M room 2101.

Video Production

Media Services offers a range of professional video production options for our UC San Diego customers.

  • Videos can be compressed for websites like YouTube
  • Videos can be recordings of lectures, trainings, interviews, etc.
  • We record in high-definition and email customers a link to download a compressed MP4 file
  • Turnaround time for MP4 files averages a week after the event date
  • Third party captioning can be provided for $1 per minute. UCSD ADA requirements.

Here is an example of a video that we filmed and produced:

Prices can vary depending on client needs.

Live Web Streaming

Live Web Streaming

Web Streaming is the process of capturing, encoding, and streaming video and audio content live so that it can be viewed on the internet in real time. Web Streams are viewed through a web page created for the event. A live hard wired interconnection is required.


We offer professional quality photos including:

  • Headshots of staff or students (for use on sites like Linkedin or a department photo directory)
  • Group photography of department faculty or staff
  • Event photography
  • Website image and marketing photography
  • Research documentation photography
  • Architectural photography

We provide:

  • Consultation with our photographers
  • Professional-grade cameras and lighting equipment
  • Full-service studio
  • Photo retouching

Sample images on Smugmug

You can bundle event photography with other Media Services.

Sound Reinforcement

We provide sound systems for large events of up to 1000 attendees and small events for 30 attendees or less. In order to reserve your equipment and the technician's time we recommend that you submit your estimate request at least two weeks in advance and approve the job order promptly.

Event services can be tailored to each individual event. Our packages are our most common services bundled together for ease of ordering and cost estimation. Packages can be changed to fit your individual event requirements.

Power outlets may be required depending on the package requested.

Digital Signage

Let digital signage showcase your department's achievements, services, important information, and upcoming events. Displays can be mounted in busy areas like waiting rooms, lobbies, or hallways where they will be seen by many people. Outdoor installation is available. Content creation and management services for digital signage are available.

Learn more about digital signage.

Digital signage requires an annual subscription that includes the media player software, licensing, and maintenance. Equipment installation costs vary with customer requirements, signage locations, and are in addition to the annual subscription.

Software & Licensing 1st. Year $1562.00
Software & Licensing Renewal Yearly $482.00
Hardware & Installation Minimum Cost $2900.00 +

Other Services

Media Services has a wide range of equipment for rent. Some items require a Media Services technician to provide the Set-Up and Removal of equipment at $83.00 per hour. Delivery and will call options also available.

  • Equipment rental
  • Projectors & Screens
  • Laptops (MAC & PC)
  • Assistive Listening

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