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==Cameras==
 
==Cameras==
There are 2 models of the Vixia.  The HF200 has a joystick interface and the HFM300 has a touchscreen interface.
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There are three models of the Vixia available at Media Loan.  The HF200 has a joystick interface and the HFM300 & HFM400 have a touchscreen interface.
  
 
===Set Up===
 
===Set Up===
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The memory card should be initialized each time the camera is checked out from Media Loan.
 
The memory card should be initialized each time the camera is checked out from Media Loan.
 
====Initialize Memory Card====
 
====Initialize Memory Card====
# Press the '''FUNC''' button.
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# '''Function > Menu > Wrench Icon > Initialize'''
# Press the '''Menu''' button.
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# Press the '''Wrench''' icon.
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# Scroll down to '''Initialize'''.
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# Click the button on the right.
 
# Click the button on the right.
# Click '''Initialize''' and then click'''Yes'''.
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# Click '''Initialize''' and then click '''Yes'''.
 
# Click the '''X''' to leave the menu.
 
# Click the '''X''' to leave the menu.
  
====Record Settings====
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====Record Settings ====
 
The recording mode and rate rate need to be set.
 
The recording mode and rate rate need to be set.
# Press the '''FUNC''' button.
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# '''Function > Menu > Filmstrip Icon'''
# Press the '''Menu''' button.
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# Press the '''filmstrip''' icon.
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# Select '''Recording Mode''' and click the button on the right.
 
# Select '''Recording Mode''' and click the button on the right.
 
# Set it to '''MXP''' which is the highest quality.
 
# Set it to '''MXP''' which is the highest quality.
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# Click the back button (arrow on top left).
 
# Click the back button (arrow on top left).
 
# Click the '''X''' to leave the menu.
 
# Click the '''X''' to leave the menu.
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====Audio====
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Monitor the quality of the audio recording by using headphones and setting manual recording levels.  Use the on-board microphone, or plug in an external one from Media Loan using a hi-lo audio adapter.
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=====Headphones=====
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#Turn on the headphone jack.
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#* '''Function > Menu > Wrench Icon > AV/Headphones > Headphones'''
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#Adjust the listening volume (this does not effect recording level).
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#* '''Function > Menu > Wrench Icon > Volume > Headphones''' Set volume as needed.
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=====Mic Level=====
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#Set manual level control: '''Function > Mic Level > Manual'''
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#Use the level controls to have the audio levels loud enough so that occasionally the levels will go to the right of the '''-12dB''' point.
  
 
====Zoom====
 
====Zoom====
 
The '''Zoom''' lever is on the top of the camera.   
 
The '''Zoom''' lever is on the top of the camera.   
 
'''W''' is for wide or zoomed out.  '''T''' is for telephoto or zoomed in.
 
'''W''' is for wide or zoomed out.  '''T''' is for telephoto or zoomed in.
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Turn off the '''Digital Zoom'''.
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# '''Function > Menu > Digital Zoom'''
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# Set to '''Off'''
  
 
====Focus====
 
====Focus====
 
In '''Auto Focus''' mode touch the screen to to select where to focus.  The camera will try to track the object if it moves.  In '''Manual''' focus the focus setting stay where they are set.
 
In '''Auto Focus''' mode touch the screen to to select where to focus.  The camera will try to track the object if it moves.  In '''Manual''' focus the focus setting stay where they are set.
  
# Press the '''FUNC''' button.
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# '''Function > Focus'''.  
# Press the '''Focus''' button.
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# Press the '''MF''' to change to '''Manual Focus'''
 
# Press the '''MF''' to change to '''Manual Focus'''
 
# Press with the rectangle to set the focus.   
 
# Press with the rectangle to set the focus.   
 
# When the 4 triangles stop flashing the focus is set.
 
# When the 4 triangles stop flashing the focus is set.
# The two button on the left can be held down to adjust the focus as if you where turning a focus ring.
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# The two button on the left can be held down to adjust the focus as if you where turning a focus ring.
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====Manual Exposure====
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# '''Function > Exposure'''.
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# Use the dial or arrows keys at the bottom to manually set the exposure.
  
 
====White Balance====
 
====White Balance====
 
The white balance needs to be set for the lighting conditions.  Auto white balance or a preset can be used but it is best to set a custom white balance.
 
The white balance needs to be set for the lighting conditions.  Auto white balance or a preset can be used but it is best to set a custom white balance.
  
# Press the '''FUNC''' button.
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# '''Function > White Balance'''
# Press the '''White Balance''' button.
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# Press '''Custom WB'''.
 
# Press '''Custom WB'''.
 
# Zoom in on a white object.
 
# Zoom in on a white object.
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====Image Stabilizer====
 
====Image Stabilizer====
The Image Stabilizer can dampen motion in hand held use but can can problems when used with a tripod.   
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The Image Stabilizer can reduce motion in hand held use but can can problems when used with a tripod.   
  
# Press the '''FUNC''' button.
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# '''Function > Image Stabilizer'''
# Press the '''Image Stabilizer''' button.
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# Press '''Standard''' for handheld use and '''off''' for tripod use.
 
# Press '''Standard''' for handheld use and '''off''' for tripod use.
  
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# Click an video to play it.
 
# Click an video to play it.
  
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==File Management==
  
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=== Downloading Files ===
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*Connect a card reader + memory card from your camera...or...connect the camera with the provided ac adapter and USB cable to the computer
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*Create a folder on the '''Storage''' drive with your name
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*Copy the '''ENTIRE BDMV''' folder intact from the memory card into your folder
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*Eject the memory card after copying by dragging it to the trash
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* VLC can be used to open and view the .mts files.
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** In VLC go to '''Video > Deinterlace > On'''.
  
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===Save Files to Orca===
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Your program has 250GB of shared network file space on Orca under Orca/programs/local-knowledge. You can read and write files to Orca from both on and off campus.
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See '''[[File Space Overview]]''' for instructions on how to do this depending upon the operating system (Mac/PC) that you're use.
  
 
==Proficiency Test==
 
==Proficiency Test==
 
Complete the operation test and the written test.
 
Complete the operation test and the written test.
 
  
 
'''Get proficiency sign in sheet.'''
 
'''Get proficiency sign in sheet.'''
  
  
 
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[[Category:Workshops_-_MML]]
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[[category:2012-2013]]
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Latest revision as of 16:53, 14 January 2019

Media Loan

  • www.evergreen.edu/medialoan
  • L2504. End of hallway past Libary and Computer Center Entrances.
  • Reserve Equipment
  • Test Equipment
  • Late Fees
Late Fines assessed daily, per item
Equipment valued over $250 — $20.00 per day
Equipment valued under $250 — $10.00 per day
Keys and all equipment and accessories valued over $50 — $10.00 per day
Equipment and accessories valued under $50 — $5.00 per day
 

Cameras

There are three models of the Vixia available at Media Loan. The HF200 has a joystick interface and the HFM300 & HFM400 have a touchscreen interface.

Set Up

  1. Get out camera.
  2. Attach to tripod.
  3. Insert battery or connect AC power.
  4. Turn camera power on.
  5. Set the Mode switch to M.

Menu Settings

The memory card should be initialized each time the camera is checked out from Media Loan.

Initialize Memory Card

  1. Function > Menu > Wrench Icon > Initialize
  2. Click the button on the right.
  3. Click Initialize and then click Yes.
  4. Click the X to leave the menu.

Record Settings

The recording mode and rate rate need to be set.

  1. Function > Menu > Filmstrip Icon
  2. Select Recording Mode and click the button on the right.
  3. Set it to MXP which is the highest quality.
  4. Click the back button (arrow on top left).
  5. Select Frame Rate and click the button on the right.
  6. Select 60i (Standard)
  7. Click the back button (arrow on top left).
  8. Click the X to leave the menu.

Audio

Monitor the quality of the audio recording by using headphones and setting manual recording levels. Use the on-board microphone, or plug in an external one from Media Loan using a hi-lo audio adapter.

Headphones
  1. Turn on the headphone jack.
    • Function > Menu > Wrench Icon > AV/Headphones > Headphones
  2. Adjust the listening volume (this does not effect recording level).
    • Function > Menu > Wrench Icon > Volume > Headphones Set volume as needed.
Mic Level
  1. Set manual level control: Function > Mic Level > Manual
  2. Use the level controls to have the audio levels loud enough so that occasionally the levels will go to the right of the -12dB point.

Zoom

The Zoom lever is on the top of the camera. W is for wide or zoomed out. T is for telephoto or zoomed in.

Turn off the Digital Zoom.

  1. Function > Menu > Digital Zoom
  2. Set to Off

Focus

In Auto Focus mode touch the screen to to select where to focus. The camera will try to track the object if it moves. In Manual focus the focus setting stay where they are set.

  1. Function > Focus.
  2. Press the MF to change to Manual Focus
  3. Press with the rectangle to set the focus.
  4. When the 4 triangles stop flashing the focus is set.
  5. The two button on the left can be held down to adjust the focus as if you where turning a focus ring.

Manual Exposure

  1. Function > Exposure.
  2. Use the dial or arrows keys at the bottom to manually set the exposure.

White Balance

The white balance needs to be set for the lighting conditions. Auto white balance or a preset can be used but it is best to set a custom white balance.

  1. Function > White Balance
  2. Press Custom WB.
  3. Zoom in on a white object.
  4. Press Set WB. When the icon stops flashing the white balance is set.

Image Stabilizer

The Image Stabilizer can reduce motion in hand held use but can can problems when used with a tripod.

  1. Function > Image Stabilizer
  2. Press Standard for handheld use and off for tripod use.

Recording

Press the record button on the back of the camera to start and stop recording. The record light and record counter will display on the LCD screen.

Playback

  1. Press the Camera/Play button on the inside of the camera.
  2. A grid will appear on the LCD screen.
  3. Click an video to play it.

File Management

Downloading Files

  • Connect a card reader + memory card from your camera...or...connect the camera with the provided ac adapter and USB cable to the computer
  • Create a folder on the Storage drive with your name
  • Copy the ENTIRE BDMV folder intact from the memory card into your folder
  • Eject the memory card after copying by dragging it to the trash
  • VLC can be used to open and view the .mts files.
    • In VLC go to Video > Deinterlace > On.

Save Files to Orca

Your program has 250GB of shared network file space on Orca under Orca/programs/local-knowledge. You can read and write files to Orca from both on and off campus.

See File Space Overview for instructions on how to do this depending upon the operating system (Mac/PC) that you're use.

Proficiency Test

Complete the operation test and the written test.

Get proficiency sign in sheet.