The following material gives students information regarding video capture and Digital Lab support for creating School of Education teaching documentation videos. Please consult Program Handbooks for detailed requirements.
The Digital Lab provides a host of equipment suited for video creation. Click below for a full list of Digital Lab equipment and policies regarding loans and reservations:
Consider the following questions when scheduling and loaning equipment:
- How large is the classroom space?
- What kind of issues with sound does the space present? (For example, if instruction takes place far away from students, consider loaning microphones in order to capture higher quality sound.)
- What kinds of interactions should be recorded? At what distance?
- When will the equipment be needed? (Please note: Loan periods are 24 hours. Equipment can be reserved up to two weeks in advance.)
Answering these questions will allow Digital Lab staff to better coordinate resources and suggest what kinds of equipment works best.
Canon Vixia Video Camcorders (2)*
These portable and easy to use cameras work best for students capturing high quality video.
JVC Video Camcorders (4)
These portable and easy to use cameras work best for students capturing standard quality video.
These devices can easily record video and upload via USB or cloud storage (Drop Box, OneDrive, Google Drive).
Swivl Video Capture Robot (2)
These devices follow instructors as they move through their classroom space. Robots come with lanyard for sound capture. Best for large classroom spaces.
Digital Lab Swivl User Guide
Tascam and Zoom Sound Recorders (7)
These recorders provide excellent sound quality when used in conjunction with lapel microphones.
Consult the Digital Lab Sound Recorder Guide for more information using these recorders.
Lapel Microphones (3)
These microphones can be worn by instructors to capture audio.
Note: Using sound recorders and lapel microphones will require synchronizing video and audio together.
Canon Bluetooth Rode Video Microphones (2)
Connect these microphones directly a camera or an iPad to capture audio.
Please note: These microphones work with the Lab’s Canon Vixia camcorders and iPads.
*Number in parentheses indicates number. Subject to availability.
Apple media player that allows for simple video trimming.
Quicktime Trimming and Exporting User Guide
Apple video editing software that allows for importing and exporting video.
For more information on iMovie click here.
Adobe Premiere Pro
Professional video editing software. Use this software for synchronizing video and audio.
The Digital Lab’s coordinator and student staff can assist in the completion of teaching documentation videos. Contact us regarding technical questions:
Digital Lab Service Desk
Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Digital Lab Hours
|Monday – Thursday||9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.|
*when classes are in session. See Full Schedule for holiday and intersession hours.