Digital Blue Cameras Inset Tuesday 3rd June 2008
Uses For Cameras • Taking Still Photos • Taking Video Clips • Creating Animations
3 2 1 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 • 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.
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,
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.
2 1 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. &3
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 • 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 • 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 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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.
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.