At the Chicago Language Center, we can lend you a high-end digital video camera for your video project, and we can also help you learn how to get the best picture and sound.
Because our video cameras are often in high-demand, we require students (or student groups) to reserve a camera in advance. You will need to come to the CLC in person in order to fill out the reservation and sign a terms-of-use form.
You can speed this process by printing and signing a terms-of-use PDF form in advance.
The following video is a quick online a training session on how to set up and operate your video camera. You can also scroll to a specific section to focus on a particlar skill. A table of contents is included below the video for easier navigation.
|00:00 - 00:24||Introductory Remarks||08:39 - 11:56||Understanding Menu Settings|
|00:25 - 04:57||Items Included in the Camera Bag||11:57 - 13:20||Recording and Playback|
|04:58 - 06:54||Using the External Microphone||13:21 - 14:47||Packing up the Camera Equipment|
|06:55 - 08:38||Placing the Camera on the Tripod||14:48 - 17:19||Transferring Video to a Computer|