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== SSI Equipment  ==
 
== SSI Equipment  ==
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Sight and Sound I assignments will require individual production and post production as well as group work.  The basic Video Package will include a [[Panasonic PV-GS500 | video camera]], a [[Manfrotto 3126/3001BN | tripod]], and [[Sony MDR-V6 Headphones | headphones]].  The basic Audio Package may include an [[Microtrack II | audio recorder]], xlr cable (if the one supplied is not long enough), [[Sony MDR-V6 Headphones | headphones]], shock mount or boom pole, and an assortment of microphones.  The basic Lighting Package will include a [[Practical Lighting Kit]].  Additional audio, video, and lighting [[FMMC Equipment |equipment]] and accessories will be used as required by assignment.
  
==== Video Cameras  ====
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==SSI Facilities==
  
[[Panasonic PV-GS500]]
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[[FMMC Multimedia Lab]]
  
===== Video Camera Settings =====
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== SSI Tutorials ==
  
====== Important Menu Settings  ======
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==== Scanning ====
  
*Scene Mode = Off
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*[[Epson Expression 10000 Setup]]
*Rec Speed = SP
 
*Wind Cut = Off
 
*Aspect = 4:3
 
*OIS = Off
 
*Audio Rec = 16bit
 
*D. Zoom = Off
 
*Mic Level = Set
 
  
====== Required Manual Settings  ======
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*[[HP Scanjet 5590 Setup]]
  
*Focus = Manual
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*[[Importing_Images_into_FCP|Importing Images]]
*Iris
 
*Shutter (Shtr) = 1/60
 
*Gain = 0dB
 
*White Balance (WB) = Manual Adjustment Mode
 
  
==== Mini DV Tapes ====
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==== Final Cut Pro ====
  
Are available in the bookstore with the FMMC course texts.  Use only the Panasonic Cassettes.  
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*[[FCP Setup|Setup]]
  
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*[[Log and Capture]]
  
====Audio Recorders====
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*[[FCP Editing Basics|Editing Basics]]
[[Microtrack II]]
 
  
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*[[FCP Audio Import|Importing Audio]]
  
==== Tripods  ====
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*[[Importing_Images_into_FCP|Importing Images]]
  
[[Manfrotto 3126/3001BN]]
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*[[FCP Video Export|Video Export]]
  
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*[[FCP Video Share]]<br>
  
==== Lighting Equipment ====
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== SSII Media Storage ==
  
[[Practical Lighting Kit]]
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==== Local Storage ====
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These options are found on any of the 13 Mac Pro Towers in the basement of Axinn.  All course work should be saved to the Xsan_Media drive.  Nightly backups of project files should also be saved to the Workspace drive.
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* Macintosh HD - DO NOT SAVE ANYTHING HERE!
  
[[Lowel Pro-Light]]
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* Workspace - This is a 500GB drive that is intended for temporary storage of large media files.  This drive is erased at the end of each semester and is not suitable for extended archived storage.  This drive is physically installed in each workstation and the contents/files can only be accessed by that workstation.  When saving to this drive please Use the following folder structure:  Workspace/Your_Name/Your_Project/Your_Files.
  
[[Lowel Omni-Light]]
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* Xsan_Media - This is a centralized media server with a very large storage capacity.  The drive is not physically located within the workstation, but the Xsan_Media icon appears on each workstation as a local drive and the contents of this drive can be accessed from any of the workstations in the basement.  The following folder structure will be created automatically upon login: Xsan_Media/Course/Your_Name/  Please organize projects by "Project_Name" within the "Your_Name" folder.
  
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==== Portable Storage ====
  
==== Microphones  ====
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* The [[WiebeTech 200GB]] portable hard drives are available for extended checkout for courses that meet in Axinn 105 and do not have access to the Xsan Server or for [[Independent Study]] students.
  
[[Sennheiser ME66/K6]]
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* CD's and DVD's are available in the equipment office in support of curricular uses such as screenings and presentations.  For all other uses CD's and DVD's can be purchased at the campus bookstore.
  
[[Electro-Voice RE50N/D-B]]
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==== Network Storage ====
 
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[http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/help/servers/middfiles Middfiles]
[[Electro-Voice 635N/D-B]]
 
 
 
 
 
==== Audio Accessories ====
 
 
 
[[Sony MDR-V6 Headphones]]
 
 
 
[[Beachtek DXA-4 Adaptor]]
 
 
 
[[XLR-Pro Adaptor]]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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== SS1 Editing Workflows  ==
 
 
 
The [[FMMC Multimedia Lab|Multimedia Lab]] (Axinn 011) has been designated as the primary editing space for Sight and Sound I. There are six workstations available that each include a Mac Pro Tower, LCD Display, NTSC Monitor, MiniDV Deck, and a Headphone Amp. If all six workstations are in use please use the [[FMMC Viewing Room|Viewing Room]] (Axinn 016) as overflow.
 
 
 
==== Setup  ====
 
 
 
Power on the computer if it is not already on. Power on the miniDV deck and the NTSC Monitor. Login using your middlebury username and password. Launch Final Cut Pro. Save your project by going to File -&gt; Save Project As -&gt; Chose a name and for the location choose "Xsan_Media/Sight and Sound I/YourName". Click Save. Select and Easy Setup by going to Final Cut Pro -&gt; Easy Setup -&gt; Choose "DV NTSC". [[Image:Easysetup1.jpg|thumb|center|Final Cut Pro -> Easy Setup]] [[Image:Easysetup2.jpg|thumb|center|Easy Setup -> Choose "DV NTSC"]]
 
 
 
Set your scratch disk by going to Final Cut Pro -&gt; System Settings -&gt; Click on the top "Set" button -&gt; Choose "Xsan_Media/Sight and Sound I/YourName". [[Image:Scratch1.jpg|thumb|center|Final Cut Pro -> System Settings]] [[Image:Scratch2.jpg|thumb|center|Click on the top "Set" button]] [[Image:Scratch3.jpg|thumb|center|Choose "Xsan_Media/Sight and Sound I/YourName".]]
 
 
 
==== Logging and Capturing  ====
 
 
 
If you need to capture footage that was shot onto a miniDV tape launch the log and capture window by going to File -&gt; Log and Capture. [[Image:Lc1.jpg|thumb|center|File -> Log and Capture.]]
 
 
 
Insert your miniDV tape into the MiniDV deck and rewind the tape to the beginning by pressing the rewind button on the MiniDV deck. You should have device control as long as your Log and Capture window says "VTR Okay" which means you can control the deck from the computer. Use the "J" key to rewind, "L" key to fast forward and the "K" key to stop. You thumb should naturally rest on the space bar which can be used to play and stop the tape. Each time that you hit the "J" or the "L" keys the deck will scrub faster. Set your in and out points for your first scene/take using the "i" and "o" keys on the keyboard and then click the "Log Clip" button. [[Image:Lc4.jpg|thumb|center|Click the "Log Clip" button.]]
 
 
 
Add a description of the scene/take when prompted and click save. This will add a clip icon to your browser and it will have a red slash through it. Continue these two steps until you have worked through all of your scenes. Click on "Batch" and the miniDV deck will capture all of the clips that you just logged. [[Image:Lc5.jpg|thumb|center|Click the "Batch" button.]]
 
 
 
If you have problems batch capturing please read the [[Troubleshooting Timecode Errors]] document. Once everything has been captured and there are no clips in the browser with a red slash through them you can close the log and capture window.
 
 
 
==== Getting Clips from the Browser to the Timeline  ====
 
 
 
Double clicking any clip in the Browser will open it in the Viewer. In the Viewer you can fine tune in and out points by pressing "i" and "o". Click and drag the image from the Viewer to the Canvas and an overlay window shows up. "Insert" and "Overlay are the two choices that you will be using primarily. Insert places the media that is in between your designated in and out points into the timeline beginning where the yellow playhead is and it pushes anything that is in the way to the right. Overwrite does the same thing except that it overwrites any media that is in the way.
 
 
 
The Viewer is associated with the active clip (whichever one has been double clicked) and the Canvas is associated with the timeline and more specifically with wherever the timeline playhead is.
 
 
 
==== Exporting  ====
 
 
 
Anytime that you want to view or work with your project outside of Final Cut Pro you will need to export it. This could be to save a final version of your movie, to show your progress in class, to create a file to publish to the web, etc. The first step is to make sure that everything in the timeline is rendered. Choose Sequence -&gt; Render All -&gt; Both. [[Image:Render1.jpg|thumb|center|Choose Sequence -> Render All]] [[Image:Render2.jpg|thumb|center|Choose Sequence -> Render All -> Both.]]
 
 
 
Next Choose File -&gt; Export -&gt; Quicktime Movie. [[Image:Export1.jpg|thumb|center|Choose File -> Export]] [[Image:Export2.jpg|thumb|center|Export -> Quicktime Movie.]]
 
 
 
Name your movie and save it in the following location Xsan_Media/S09_Sight and Sound I/"Yourname". [[Image:Export3.jpg|thumb|center|Save your file.]]
 
 
 
This file will default to open in Final Cut Pro, but if you right click on the file you can choose "Open With" and choose Quicktime. To make Quicktime the default application to open this file you can highlight the file and choose File -&gt; Get Info. Under the "Open With" dropdown button choose Quicktime.
 
 
 
 
 
== Options for Media Storage  ==
 
 
 
=== Muskrat  ===
 
 
 
To log in from a PC: Tools (dropdown menu) -&gt; Map Network Drive \\muskrat\fmmc0105a
 
 
 
To log in from a Mac:
 
 
 
Go -&gt; Connect to Server
 
 
 
          smb://muskrat/fmmc0105a
 
  
 
= External Links  =
 
= External Links  =
  
[[FMMC Equipment]]  
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[[FMMC Equipment]]
  
[[FMMC Production Facilities]]  
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[[FMMC Production Facilities]]
  
[https://segue.middlebury.edu/sites/fmmc0105a-s09 Sight and Sound Segue Site]  
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[[FMMC Technology Support]]
  
 
[[Category:Courses]]
 
[[Category:Courses]]

Latest revision as of 16:07, 31 January 2011

SSI Equipment

Sight and Sound I assignments will require individual production and post production as well as group work. The basic Video Package will include a video camera, a tripod, and headphones. The basic Audio Package may include an audio recorder, xlr cable (if the one supplied is not long enough), headphones, shock mount or boom pole, and an assortment of microphones. The basic Lighting Package will include a Practical Lighting Kit. Additional audio, video, and lighting equipment and accessories will be used as required by assignment.

SSI Facilities

FMMC Multimedia Lab

SSI Tutorials

Scanning

Final Cut Pro

SSII Media Storage

Local Storage

These options are found on any of the 13 Mac Pro Towers in the basement of Axinn. All course work should be saved to the Xsan_Media drive. Nightly backups of project files should also be saved to the Workspace drive.

  • Macintosh HD - DO NOT SAVE ANYTHING HERE!
  • Workspace - This is a 500GB drive that is intended for temporary storage of large media files. This drive is erased at the end of each semester and is not suitable for extended archived storage. This drive is physically installed in each workstation and the contents/files can only be accessed by that workstation. When saving to this drive please Use the following folder structure: Workspace/Your_Name/Your_Project/Your_Files.
  • Xsan_Media - This is a centralized media server with a very large storage capacity. The drive is not physically located within the workstation, but the Xsan_Media icon appears on each workstation as a local drive and the contents of this drive can be accessed from any of the workstations in the basement. The following folder structure will be created automatically upon login: Xsan_Media/Course/Your_Name/ Please organize projects by "Project_Name" within the "Your_Name" folder.

Portable Storage

  • The WiebeTech 200GB portable hard drives are available for extended checkout for courses that meet in Axinn 105 and do not have access to the Xsan Server or for Independent Study students.
  • CD's and DVD's are available in the equipment office in support of curricular uses such as screenings and presentations. For all other uses CD's and DVD's can be purchased at the campus bookstore.

Network Storage

Middfiles

External Links

FMMC Equipment

FMMC Production Facilities

FMMC Technology Support

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