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Audio Handouts

How to Choose a Microphone When Recording Video - Use this guide to select one of our microphones for use with a camcorder or handheld device.
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Proper Microphone & Speaker Placement to Avoid Feedback - Properly placing microphones and speakers in relationship to each other is crucial to avoiding feedback. This set of diagrams shows the proper locating techniques that will reduce or avoid the chance for feedback.
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Downloadable Copyright Free Audio Files-A list of websites that have copyright free sound bytes and music files that are downloadable for use.
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Introduction to Audacity - Audacity is versatile program that can be used to edit sound files and convert them to various formats.  It has many of the features that are required to complete a project.  This document is designed to introduce new users to the basic features of the program.
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Audacity: Record, Import and Export - Learn about the tips and tricks we use in the IMC to make recording, importing and exporting easy with Audacity.
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Using an External Microphone on a Windows computer - Using a USB microphone, for example, can be tricky to set up. This documents provides step-by-step instruction for setting up a microphone.
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Using an External Microphone with a Mac -It is advisable to use an external microphone to improve the quality of a recording and to minimize ambient noise. When using an external microphone, the microphone must be selected in the System Preferences and, in most cases, the application. Follow the steps in this document .
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Manual for the H2 Zoom Recorders - This is the user's manual for the H2 Zoom recorders.
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Manual for the H4n Zoom Recorders - This is the user's manual for the H4n Zoom recorders.
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Video Handouts

Basic Light Plot Diagrams: Starting diagrams for one and two person interview setups - Basic diagrams that show generic lighting fixture placement of key lights, backlights, and fill lights for one and two person interview setups.
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Downloadable Copyright Free Video Files - A list of websites that have copyright free video clips that are downloadable.
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Convert MTS files to MP4 with Adobe Media Encoder-Easy step by step instructions to convert recordings from IMC camcorders into viewable and shareable mp4 files.
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Replay Video Capture - Screen Record Online Videos on the Mac-Create a video file by recording as the clip is playing.
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HandBrake: Easy DVD -to-MPEG-4 - Discover how to “rip” a DVD or convert a video file to an MPEG-4 video file within copyright and fair use guidelines. Import this file for use in other applications such as Final Cut or put directly on the web, computer or handheld device. Handbrake is especially useful when a video has variable frame rates. Variable frame rates are common with screen recordings.
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Back Up Adobe Premiere Projects- Follow these steps to back up projects and associated media files.
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Adobe Premiere Export Project to MP4- Follow these steps to export the Premiere project to a video file viewable on most devices and the Web.
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Back Up Final Cut Pro Projects- Follow these steps to back up projects and associated media files.
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Sharing/Exporting/Rendering a Final Cut Pro Project - Discover what you need to know to take the final steps for preparing your Final Cut project for viewing.
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Digitizing 8mm and VHS tapes-A guide to digitizing analog formats including VHS and 8mm tapes in the IMC. Equipment is also available for loan and is Windows compatible.
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GoPro Hero 3 User Manual - This manual is for the IMC's GoPro Hero 3 camcorder.
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GoPro Hero 3 Tips and Parts - This handout identifies the parts and accessories available for the IMC's GoPro Hero 3 camcorder. It includes instructions for formatting the SD card and WiFi access.
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GoPro Hero 4 Black User Manual - This manual is for the IMC's GoPro Hero 4 camcorder.
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GoPro Hero 4 Tips and Parts - This handout identifies the parts and accessories available for the IMC's GoPro Hero 4 camcorder. It include instructions for formatting the SD card and WiFi access.
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Canon Vixia HF R30, HF R32, and HF R300 HD Camcorder Instruction Manual - This manual is the complete manual for the  IMC's HF R30, HF R32, and HF R300 HD camcorders.
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Canon Vixia HF R40, HF R42, and HF R400HD Camcorder Instruction Manual - This manual is the complete manual for the  IMC's HF R42 HD camcorders.
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Canon Vixia HF R50, HF R52, HR 500 Camcorder Instruction Manual - This manual is the complete manual for the  IMC's HF R52 HD camcorders.
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Canon Vixia HF R60, R62, R600 Camcorder Instruction Manual - This manual is the complete manual for the  IMC's HF R62 HD camcorders.
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Canon Vixia HF R70, R72, R700 Camcorder Instruction Manual - This manual is the complete manual for the  IMC's HF R72 HD camcorders.
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Canon Vixia HF R20, HF R21, and HF R200 HD Camcorder Instruction Manual - This manual is the complete manual for the  IMC's HF R21 HD camcorders.
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