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== SSII Equipment  ==
 
== SSII Equipment  ==
=== Video Cameras  ===
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Sight and Sound II assignments will require individual production and post production as well as group work.  The basic Video Package will include a [[Panasonic DVX100 | video camera]], a [[Manfrotto 503HDV/525MVB | tripod]], a 3' XLR cable, a [[Sennheiser ME66/K6 | shotgun microphone]], and [[Sony MDR-V6 Headphones | headphones]]. The basic Audio Package may include an [[Marantz PMD670 | audio recorder]], xlr cable (if the one supplied is not long enough), [[Sony MDR-V6 Headphones | headphones]], [[Rycote Lyre Mount | shock mount]] or [[Gitzo GB1540 Boom | boom pole]], and an assortment of [[FMMC_Equipment#Microphones | microphones]].  The basic Lighting Package may include 2 - [[Lowel Omni-Light | 500 watt tungsten lights]], a [[Lowel Pro-Light | 200 watt tungsten light]], 3 stands, 3 cables, gloves, and [[MSE Boa Bag | sandbags]]. Additional audio, video, and lighting [[FMMC Equipment |equipment]] and accessories will be used as required by assignment.
 
 
[[Panasonic DVX100]]
 
 
 
=== Mini DV Tapes  ===
 
 
 
Are available in the [http://bookstore.middlebury.edu/home.aspx bookstore] with the FMMC course texts.  Use only the Panasonic Cassettes.  
 
 
 
===Audio Recorders===
 
[[Marantz PMD270]]
 
 
 
=== Tripods  ===
 
 
 
[[Manfrotto 3126/3001BN]]
 
 
 
=== Lighting Equipment  ===
 
 
 
[[Lowel Pro-Light]]
 
 
 
[[Lowel Omni-Light]]
 
 
 
=== Microphones  ===
 
 
 
=====Directional Microphones=====
 
[[Sennheiser ME66/K6]]
 
 
 
=====Cardioid Microphones=====
 
[[Electro-Voice RE16]]
 
 
 
=====Omnidirectional Microphones=====
 
[[Electro-Voice RE50N/D-B]]
 
 
 
[[Electro-Voice 635N/D-B]]
 
 
 
=== Audio Accessories ===
 
 
 
[[Sony MDR-V6 Headphones]]
 
  
 
==SSII Facilities==
 
==SSII Facilities==
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[[FMMC Multimedia Lab]]
 
[[FMMC Multimedia Lab]]
  
== SSII Editing Workflows ==
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== SSII Tutorials ==
 
 
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 -> Save Project As -> 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 -> Easy Setup -> 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 -> System Settings -> Click on the top "Set" button -> 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 -> 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.
 
 
 
==== Importing Sound Clips from [[Microtrack II]] Recorder to Final Cut Pro  ====
 
 
 
Once you have recorded the sound clips that you would like to add to your project, follow these steps to bring them into Final Cut Pro.
 
 
 
Begin by powering on the [[Microtrack II]] recorder. Then connect the recorder to the MacPro tower via the supplied USB cable.  From the Main Menu of the Microtrack II recorder scroll down to 'System' using the [NAV] wheel. Then select 'System' by pressing in on the [NAV] wheel. Once the system menu appears, press in on the [NAV] wheel once again to select 'Connect to PC'.
 
 
 
Once the Microtrack II is connected this icon should appear:
 
 
 
[[Image:Microtrack1.jpg|center|thumb]]
 
 
 
Before bringing the sound clips into Final Cut Pro, you must copy the files from the Microtrack II recorder to your folder on the Xsan Media server. To do this, first create a folder within your project folder and title it 'Sound'.
 
 
 
[[Image:Microtrack3.jpg|center|thumb]]
 
 
 
Then drag the sound files from the Microtrack II icon into your 'Sound' folder.
 
 
 
[[Image:Microtrack4a.jpg|thumb|center]]
 
[[Image:Microtrack5.jpg|thumb|center]]
 
 
 
Once you are done copying the files from the Microtrack II, drag the Microtrack II icon to the trash to eject it. This will not delete your files from the recorder. Now launch Final Cut Pro. Once Final Cut Pro has opened, select File-> Import
 
[[Image:Microtrack6.jpg|thumb|center]]
 
 
 
Import -> Files...
 
[[Image:Microtrack7.jpg|thumb|center]]
 
 
 
After browsing to your 'Sound' folder, select all of the files that you would like to import into Final Cut Pro and click 'Choose'.
 
[[Image:Microtrack8.jpg|thumb|center]]
 
  
Your sound clips will then appear in your browser.
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==== Final Cut Pro ====
[[Image:Microtrack9.jpg|thumb|center]]
 
  
==== Exporting  ====
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*[[FCP Setup | Setup]]
  
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 -> Render All -> Both. [[Image:Render1.jpg|thumb|center|Choose Sequence -> Render All]] [[Image:Render2.jpg|thumb|center|Choose Sequence -> Render All -> Both.]]
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*[[Log and Capture]]
  
Next Choose File -> Export -> Quicktime Movie. [[Image:Export1.jpg|thumb|center|Choose File -> Export]] [[Image:Export2.jpg|thumb|center|Export -> Quicktime Movie.]]
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*[[FCP Editing Basics | Editing Basics]]
  
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.]]
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*[[FCP Audio Import | Importing Audio]]
  
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 -> Get Info. Under the "Open With" dropdown button choose Quicktime.
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*[[FCP Video Export | Video Export]]
  
== Options for Media Storage  ==
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*[[FCP Video Share]]
  
===External Hard Drive===
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== SSII Media Storage  ==
  
[[WiebeTech 200GB]]
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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!
  
=== Muskrat ===
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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 located in each workstation and the contents within can only be accessed from the workstation.  When saving to this drive please use the following folder structure for organizational purposes:  Workspace/Your_Name/Your_Project/Your_Files.
  
To log in from a PC: Tools (dropdown menu) -> Map Network Drive \\muskrat\fmmc0105a
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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 has been set up ahead of time for organizational purposes: Xsan_Media/Course_Name/Your_Name/  Please create and organize projects by "Project_Name" within the "Your_Name" folder.
  
To log in from a Mac:
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==== Portable Storage ====
  
Go -> Connect to Server
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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.
  
smb://muskrat/fmmc0105a
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* CD's and DVD's are available in the equipment office and can be used for media storage 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.
  
=== X-San Server ===
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==== Network Storage  ====
  
Every student enrolled in Sight and Sound II will be assigned a folder on the department's X-San server, which enables the student to access their work from any computer in the Media Lab, the Advanced Edit Suite, the Audio Edit Suite and the Viewing Room.
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[http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/help/servers/middfiles Middfiles]
  
 
= External Links  =
 
= External Links  =

Latest revision as of 16:10, 31 January 2011

SSII Equipment

Sight and Sound II assignments will require individual production and post production as well as group work. The basic Video Package will include a video camera, a tripod, a 3' XLR cable, a shotgun microphone, 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 may include 2 - 500 watt tungsten lights, a 200 watt tungsten light, 3 stands, 3 cables, gloves, and sandbags. Additional audio, video, and lighting equipment and accessories will be used as required by assignment.

SSII Facilities

FMMC Multimedia Lab

SSII Tutorials

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 located in each workstation and the contents within can only be accessed from the workstation. When saving to this drive please use the following folder structure for organizational purposes: 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 has been set up ahead of time for organizational purposes: Xsan_Media/Course_Name/Your_Name/ Please create and 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 and can be used for media storage 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

Sight and Sound Segue Site

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