Sean Fitzroy: Digital Video
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Camera Capture Output Project

Revised: 5/13/2004

The Camera / Capture / Output exercise is designed to give you experience shooting on the DV cameras, as well as capturing, editing and outputting video from Final Cut Pro.

In order to complete this exercise, you will need to check out a Mini-DV Camera and a tripod from Studio Ops. Each student must turn in a separate videotape (with different shots), but you may work in teams. This way, you can act as each other’s on-camera “talent”, as well as helping troubleshoot if something goes wrong. Additionally, if you share a camera, you won’t have to use up as many camera check-outs.

This is primarily an exercise in following directions. Pay attention to what you are doing and don’t wait until the last minute to complete the project. Completing this exercise will be the primary exposure you have to the DV Cameras so ask questions if you don’t understand something. Save your project frequently as your are working.

Follow the instructions on the hand outs below to complete the project.