Filming Candidates

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This is a brief guide on the procedures for filming candidates for the purpose of providing a video file that can be studied by Biology faculty unable to attend the job talks.

The camera is an Olympus Tough TG-310. There is a door on the right side of the camera. Plug the camera in with the provided cable to charge the camera. Make sure the camera is fully charged before recording.

 Note: it appears the Olympus may not be able to record a full hour of video even with a full battery.  It may be that by turning off the display on the back after the filming has started could provide enough additional power to last a full hour.)

Turn on the camera by pressing the small, round button on the top of the camera. Position the camera on a tripod so that, without using the zoom, the camera will capture both the presenter and the screen of the slide presentation. Try not to capture more than necessary. Do not use the zoom. Begin recording by pressing the button with the round, red dot on the back of the camera. After the lecture is over, press the button with the red dot and then power off the camera with the small button on the top.

Connect the camera with the cable to a computer to download the video files. A volume should appear on the desktop called "NO NAME" (and iPhoto may open). The files will be in a folder called "100OLYMP" inside the "DCIM" folder. Drag the files onto your desktop. (Or you can use iPhoto to import the files).

The camera divides long camera shots into separate files.

To assemble these files into a single video, you can use iMovie. You'll need to import the video clips. They should appear in the lower quadrant of the screen. There is a slider you can use to make the clips appear as small as possible (drag to the right). Drag the clips in order into the upper project window (there is a separate slider for this window). You can select and delete parts of the clips, if there is unneeded footage. Use the "Share" menu to export the final movie to a single file. Name the file with pattern "SEARCH-Lastname", e.g. "NEURO-Smith".

These directions will be amended when a space is provisioned on the server to distribute the files.