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Bill Mahoney ITV Broadcast Maintenance Specialist Pinellas County Schools Shoe String Studio Outline What is needed What you can do without Where you can skimp Where you have to spend the money What is needed AUDIO, AUDIO, and more AUDIO Most commonly overlooked

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Bill Mahoney

ITV Broadcast Maintenance Specialist

Pinellas County Schools

Shoe String Studio


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Outline

  • What is needed

  • What you can do without

  • Where you can skimp

  • Where you have to spend the money


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What is needed

  • AUDIO, AUDIO, and more AUDIO

    • Most commonly overlooked

      • Audio Board, Microphones

  • Video

    • Good Cameras don’t have to be expensive but they can not be cheap.

  • Computer

    • Do not forget the power of Non-Video. The news is not done without Graphics


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Audio

  • Buy good audio mixer and microphone

  • Avoid Radio Shack


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Audio

  • Bad


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Audio

  • Bad


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Audio

  • Good

  • Tapco

    by Mackie

    Under $100


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Audio

  • Great

    Mackie

    12-14 Channel

    Range $300-$450


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Features

  • Volume Control

1202

1402


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Features

Three Band EQ 

  • Equalizers


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Features

  • XLR inputs

    Balanced line inputs that will make for the best possible sound.


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Audio

  • Outside the Studio use a quality mic with an adaptor that works with your camera


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Audio Don'ts

  • Even Sony

    can make

    a low quality

    mic.


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Audio Don'ts

  • Avoid mics

    with a battery

    build in.

  • Avoid cheap

    mics that aren't

    cheap


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Buy

  • Great quality

    low priced mic’s

  • Shure make great

    Handheld mic’s for under $25


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Buy

  • Great quality

    low priced mic’s

  • Shure make great phantom powered

    Lavaliere mic’s for under $125.00


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Video

  • Get rid of the

    old VHS

    camcorders

    from 1986


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Move to Digital


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Problems with MiniDV

Disposable…Flimsy…Small


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Advantages of MiniDV

Digital…Lightweight…Small

Digital has no quality loss over

multiple generations of tape


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Advantages of MiniDV

Firewire is easily portable.

Tapes are small

Editing software is free


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It really is free

Windows Movie Maker

Free with Windows XP

Apple iMovie

Free with OS X


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Computer

Do not forget the computer can be powerful regarding video production.

A quality video editing computers price point is about $1300.00

Firewire, Video card and RAM RAM RAM


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Computer

Pinellas uses Dell and Mac

Current RecommendationMay 2006 Bid Price $1,272.88


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Brand name plug

  • I Like Sony, JVC and Samsung


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Don’t Skimp on the Camera

Other Brands include Panasonic, Canon…As low as $150 Spend a little more


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Don’t Skimp on the Camera

  • JVC GRD 650

  • Under $350.00

  • Samsung SC-D363

  • Under $300.00


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Don’t Skimp on the Camera

  • JVC Pro-sumer

    • GR-X5US

  • Under $1500.00

  • Mic Audio in, SD Memory Card, MiniDV,

  • 5 Megapixel Stills, 3 CCD


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Other needed inexpensive items

  • Keep in mind inexpensive is all relative

    • MX4 Video Mixer from Videonics $1500 ish

    • Tripod $65 ish

    • Mono Pod $35 ish

    • Lowel Tota-Light $125 ish

    • JVC SR-VS30U VCR, Mini DV/S-VHS $775


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MX4

  • Focus Info Latest Video Mixer

    • Upgrade from the MX-1 and the MXPro


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Sony VCT-D680RM

  • Lightweight

  • Inexpensive $70

  • Remote control

    on tripod


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Monopod

  • Stops the wavy’s

  • Lightweight

  • Makes a great weapon

    • It’s a Joke


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Lighting

  • Avoid Home Depot / Lowes and the like…

NO NO NO NO


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Spend a little extra and get the real thing

  • Lowel makes a great light for about $125


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MiniDV VCR Combo

This one is my favorites. It replaces the Digital to Analog converter and saves wear and tear on our Camcorders.


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Funding

  • Make your studio an indispensable part of the school day.

  • Use leftover computers to produce graphics and text to broadcast when your morning show is not on the air.


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Funding

  • Have you information network running all day long.

  • Use it for silent bus dismissal


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Funding

  • Use it for sharing important dates and events with the staff

  • Scrolling PowerPoint and Widgets


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Official Plumb Time


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Official Plumb Time


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Official Plumb Time


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Official Plumb Time


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Official Plumb Time


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Official Plumb Time


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Official Plumb Time


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Official Plumb Time


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Official Plumb Time


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The Halloween Dance

will be held October 27

in the gym


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Student Council 06-07

is meeting today

in Room E111


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Attention Teachers

Do not forget…..


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Plumb Slides are thanks to

Pam Milhan

Library Information Specialist

Clearwater, Fl.

Slides Designed by Carmen

4th Grade


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Questions????

Feel free to contact me directly

[email protected]

727-588-6396

www.pinellas.k12.fl.us/lmt/tv/fame.html


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