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 • 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
Audio • Buy good audio mixer and microphone • Avoid Radio Shack
Audio • Bad
Audio • Bad
Audio • Good • Tapco by Mackie Under $100
Audio • Great Mackie 12-14 Channel Range $300-$450
Features • Volume Control 1202 1402
Features Three Band EQ • Equalizers
Features • XLR inputs Balanced line inputs that will make for the best possible sound.
Audio • Outside the Studio use a quality mic with an adaptor that works with your camera
Audio Don'ts • Even Sony can make a low quality mic.
Audio Don'ts • Avoid mics with a battery build in. • Avoid cheap mics that aren't cheap
Buy • Great quality low priced mic’s • Shure make great Handheld mic’s for under $25
Buy • Great quality low priced mic’s • Shure make great phantom powered Lavaliere mic’s for under $125.00
Video • Get rid of the old VHS camcorders from 1986
Problems with MiniDV Disposable…Flimsy…Small
Advantages of MiniDV Digital…Lightweight…Small Digital has no quality loss over multiple generations of tape
Advantages of MiniDV Firewire is easily portable. Tapes are small Editing software is free
It really is free Windows Movie Maker Free with Windows XP Apple iMovie Free with OS X
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
Computer Pinellas uses Dell and Mac Current RecommendationMay 2006 Bid Price $1,272.88
Brand name plug • I Like Sony, JVC and Samsung
Don’t Skimp on the Camera Other Brands include Panasonic, Canon…As low as $150 Spend a little more
Don’t Skimp on the Camera • JVC GRD 650 • Under $350.00 • Samsung SC-D363 • Under $300.00
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
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
MX4 • Focus Info Latest Video Mixer • Upgrade from the MX-1 and the MXPro
Sony VCT-D680RM • Lightweight • Inexpensive $70 • Remote control on tripod
Monopod • Stops the wavy’s • Lightweight • Makes a great weapon • It’s a Joke
Lighting • Avoid Home Depot / Lowes and the like… NO NO NO NO
Spend a little extra and get the real thing • Lowel makes a great light for about $125
MiniDV VCR Combo This one is my favorites. It replaces the Digital to Analog converter and saves wear and tear on our Camcorders.
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.
Funding • Have you information network running all day long. • Use it for silent bus dismissal
Funding • Use it for sharing important dates and events with the staff • Scrolling PowerPoint and Widgets
The Halloween Dance will be held October 27 in the gym
Student Council 06-07 is meeting today in Room E111
Attention Teachers Do not forget…..