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Digital Blue Cameras Inset. Tuesday 3 rd June 2008. Uses For Cameras. Taking Still Photos Taking Video Clips Creating Animations. Taking Still Photos. 3. 2. 1. Taking Still Photos. To take a picture: Hold the camera button until the display turns on.

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digital blue cameras inset

Digital Blue Cameras Inset

Tuesday 3rd June 2008

uses for cameras
Uses For Cameras
  • Taking Still Photos
  • Taking Video Clips
  • Creating Animations
taking still photos4




Taking Still Photos

To take a picture:

  • Hold the camera button until the display turns on.
  • Use the display screen or the viewfinder to line the camera up to the frame wanted.
  • Press the button on the top of the camera to capture a still image.
deleting frames
Deleting Frames
  • Whilst the camera is on press the centre button on the Navigation Pad.
  • Press the down button then the centre button to select DELETE.
  • Use the navigation keys to either delete the LAST FRAME or ALL.
  • Use the navigation keys to select YES.
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Taking Still Photos

Here are just a few ideas for when to take still photos:

Literacy: Make a story board/book, newspaper articles, starting points for stories, instructions.

Numeracy: Examples of 2d/3d shapes, photos to use on pictograms.

Science: Record stages of growth, pictures of habitats, recording weather, information articles/books.

ICT:Edit photos of themselves, photos for website,

PSHCE: School development, articles about ME,

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Taking Still Photos

Humanities: Dress up as characters, make passport photos, put children’s photos on other people.

Art: Take photos of children’s faces for them to draw other half, still life , for evaluating work.

DT: Pictures of products, finished work for evidence and evaluation, different stages.

PE: Photos of balances etc for examples/ evaluations,

Early Years: Pics of groups of objects (colours/numbers)

Letters: child holds something beginning with..

Growth: take pictures throughout the year.

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Taking Video Clips

To video:

  • Hold the camera button until the display turns on.
  • Use the display screen or the viewfinder to line the camera up to the frame wanted.
  • Press the camera button to start and stop the video recording.
  • To play the clip back press on the centre navigation key and selectPLAYBACK.


transferring files to a computer
Transferring Files to a Computer
  • Place the camera into its base and connect the USB lead to the computer.
  • Open Digital Movie Creator 3.
  • Digital Movie Creator 3 will

ask if you want to download

your files, click YES.

viewing files
Viewing Files
  • To view your files click on the green Collection tab.
  • Click on ALL or ONE to transfer files to the permanent folder.
  • To close the folder click on the green Collection tab which is now at the bottom.
selecting files to edit
Selecting Files to Edit
  • To edit files click on the Go Create Screen icon, your collection of files will drop down.
  • Drag the files you want to edit into the timeline at the bottom.
editing scenes
Editing Scenes

Here are just a few things you can do to make your film more interesting:

  • Trim the beginning and end of scenes
  • Add a title screen
  • Add text and images
  • Add special effects
  • Add sounds
trimming scenes
Trimming Scenes
  • Select the scene you want to edit and click on the Trim icon.
  • Move the red arrows to trim the beginning and end of the scene.
  • Click the play button to preview.
  • Click on the tick to save and exit.
adding a title screen
Adding a Title Screen
  • Select a background scene from the collection.
  • Click on the Tools Menu icon, the tools menu will open up.

Use the Select Tool to select an area to write in.

Type in a title.

Change the size, colour and font using the tools in the menu.

adding special effects and sounds
Adding Special Effects and Sounds
  • Click on the Special Effects menu to add moving images.
  • Click on the Sound Effects menu to add sounds.
  • To delete special effects/sounds click on the bin at the bottom.
saving and playing your film
Saving and Playing Your Film
  • To save your finished film click on the Save icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • To watch your film click on the Share icon at the top left.

You can also export your file so it can be played outside of the Digital Blue software.

  • Go to your collection.
  • Click on the export button at the bottom of your collection.
  • Save your work.
  • Your film can now be played in Windows Media Player.
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Taking Video Clips

Here are just a few ideas for when children can use video recording in the curriculum:

Literacy: make short films, story telling, adverts, interviews, hot seating, video instructions, performing poetry, role plays.

Science: Weather report, documentary,

PSHCE: Interviews

Geography: Weather report, documentary about a place.

History: Documentary/play about an event/period of time.

PE: Video short games/actions to evaluate.