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17584.    The People of the Visualab 

The VISUALAB is a teaching and research computing laboratory facility at the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at San Diego State University, California. The lab specializes in hydraulic and hydrologic engineering applications, and develops world-class online software using standard protocols such as HTML, CSS, and PHP. The lab features a collection of three-hundred and thirty-nine (339) scripts for a variety of applications, including steady and unsteady flow, gradually varied and rapidly varied flow, evapotranspiration, flood routing, sediment transport, channel design, water quality, and other applications. The lab features a collection of three-hundred and ten (310) online videos for a variety of applications. The Vlab's computer hardware include: one (1) ORACLE Sparc Solaris data server (pon), one (1) Supermicro Mercury 1U Linux data server (xon), one (1) Hewlett-Packard RedHat Linux data/media server (ion), eight (8) Apple iMac 27" development workstations, and one (1) Hewlett-Packard Windows 7 workstation.

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1. List of equipment for video production in the Visualab
2. iMac in the Visualab
3. How to stream videos in the Visualab
4. What have we learned from streaming videos in the Visualab
5. Steps in the development of a webvideo
6. Instructions to develop a webvideo
7. Media serving in the Visualab
8. Before Lights Camera Action
9. How to create swf files in Flash
10. How to drop videos into FCP
11. How to create psd images in PS
12. How to change bgcolor in PS
13. How to run the Ikan teleprompter
14. How to convert VHS to DVD
15. The Visualab's First Circle
16. Components of a Visualab video

  • The Visualab  features:

    • one ORACLE Sun T4-1 data server running Solaris 11

    • one Mercury RM108 1U server data server running CentOS7 Linux

    • one HP Proliant DL385 G7 streaming server running Red Hat Linux 4.0

    • one Hewlett-Packard xw6000 streaming server running CentOS Linux and Adobe Flash Media streaming server software

    • eight Apple iMac applications development workstations running Mac OS X Sierra 10.11.1

    • one Sony VAIO laptop running Windows 8

    • one Hewlett-Packard Elite workstation running Windows 7

  • The lab is used for teaching and research applications in online hydraulic and hydrologic engineering at San Diego State University's Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering.

  • The following software is available:

    • ADOBE Creative Cloud CC 2014:   Adobe Creative Cloud.

    • ArcGIS 10.4:   ESRI's Geographic Information System (GIS).

    • AutoCAD 2015:   Computer-aided design software.

    • CSS:    Cascade Style Sheets for web-based applications.

    • FINAL CUT PRO 7:   To develop specialized webvideo applications.

    • FORTRAN 77:   Structured language compiler (FORmula TRANslation).

    • FORTRAN 90:   Structured language compiler (FORmula TRANslation).

    • GIMP 2.0:   Open-source GNU Image Manipulation Program.

    • HEC-HMS 3.2:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Hydrologic Modeling System.

    • HEC-RAS 4.0:   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' River Analysis System.

    • HELIX:   Real Networks' HTTP streaming media software.

    • HTML:   Hyper-text Media Language.

    • IMAGEMAGICK:    Open-source graphics development software.

    • JAVASCRIPT:   For dynamic web applications.

    • LATEX:   Electronic typesetting software.

    • MySQL:   Structured Query Language for database applications.

    • ONLINECALC.SDSU.EDU   Online hydrologic and hydraulic software.

    • PHP 5:   Scripting language to develop dynamic web content.

    • RAINFLO 1.4:    Catchment model for simulation of flood flows.

    • SQUEEZE 8:   To encode (compress) media prior to posting on the web.

    • SSH:    To Secure the SHell of a remote workstation or server.

    • XILISOFT:   To convert media between formats.

Aleksandr Gostomelskiy

Dr. Victor M. Ponce with Aleksandr Gostomelskiy, SDSU civil enginering M.S. graduate (2014), recipient of the Amazon.com Gift Certificate for being the No. 200,000 visitor of ponce.sdsu.edu, on 20150519 22:50.

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Juan Villasenor

Dr. Victor M. Ponce with Juan Villaseñor, SDSU civil enginering senior, recipient of the Amazon.com Gift Certificate for being the No. 100,000 visitor of ponce.sdsu.edu, on 20100426 23:45.

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