Camera • Panasonic HMC-150
Panasonic HMC-150 • The Panasonic AG-HMC150 is a camcorder designed to record in high definition on standard Secure Digital (SD) and SHDC memory cards. While SD-based camcorders have been gaining ground in the consumer market, the AG-HMC150 has the ability to record AVCHD images at significantly higher bitrates. This enhancement makes the camera more efficient than comparable HD interframe codecs, such as HDV and XDCAM EX. Using H.264 as its compression algorithm, the camera can record incredibly detailed images at a fraction of the file size.
Panasonic HMC-150 XLR INPUT For Microphones Focus Ring Zoom Controls Top Record Button
Panasonic HMC-150 Scene Mode To play back footage Battery Release SD Card Slot Battery
Panasonic HMC-150 Menu button To adjust settings; DO NOT adjust unless you ask me. Scene Controls Used to play scenes Volume for headphones & speaker
Panasonic HMC-150 Focus Assist Lets you zoom in to check focus Focus Control Allows you to change from “manual” to “auto focus” White Balance Switch Allows you to preset two settings for different areas ND Filter Limits the amount of light let into the lens Imagine a pair of sunglasses Iris Switch Gain Switch Adds artificial light to camera for dark areas
Panasonic HMC-150 Zoom Control Allows you to change between manual and buttons LCD Screen Microphone Volume Controls Ring Control Switch Allows you to change the ring to control the focus or the iris. Main Switch Change ALL functions to manual or Auto
Panasonic HMC-150 Microphone Controls INT= Internal Microphone Input 1=XLR 1 Input 2=XLR 2 Waveform Monitor Zebra Controls Allows you to turn on and off your zebras
Panasonic HMC-150 LCD Screen Viewfinder
Panasonic HMC-150 Record Button Power Switch
Tripods • Manfrotto 501HDV Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
Manfrotto 501HDV Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System Tilt Knob Allows you to lock the camera and head in place
Manfrotto 501HDV Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System Arm Adjust Knob Tilt Friction Knob Allows you to adjust the reduce or increase the friction
Important But Overlooked • Sound can make or break a video • Always consider using microphones whenever possible • Most external microphones can be attached to your video camera through the microphone input • Most cameras also have mounts for wireless receivers.
Microphones • device that converts sound into electrical energy-which is an audio signal. • Condenser (higher quality; flat tone) • Dynamic (cheaper, usually hardwire) • Microphone pickup pattern – is the area of the environment from which the microphone receives sound waves
Proper Microphone Use • Place the microphone 6-8 inches from the source • Hand held mikes should be at chest level; unless noisy • More noise = Bring Mic closer to your mouth
Hand rustling Movement causes sound on tape Blowing can damage pickup surfaces and ruin it Jewelry or clothing avoid placing them near metal Chest thumping do not hit during filming Explosive voices use care in placing the mic in a close direct path with the lips of the speaker. Audio Troubleshooting:
Microphone Pickup Patterns • Omni-directional – picks up sound from all directions; great for environmental sounds • Unidirectional – narrow pickup radius such as on cameras. • Cardioid - semi directional heart shaped pattern; good for narration.
Going Wireless - Hands Free Consists of two parts: MICROPHONE TRANSMITTER & A RECIEVER Consider: Hand held or lapel mike (Lavaliere) Dual Receiver
Free of cables/cords Allows for farther distance from the camera source Need a direct line of sight Poor weather can cause problems High voltage downs your range Prefer controlled environments Cannot discriminate between signals Wireless Pros vs. Cons
Microphones • Sony UWP-V6 Wireless Plug-in & Lavalier Microphone Package • Azden SGM-1X - Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone • Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni-Directional Handheld Dynamic Shock Mounted ENG Microphone (Black) • Samson Q1UCW - USB Handheld Microphone • Shure SM57-LC Microphone
Sony UWP-V6 Wireless Plug-in & Lavalier Microphone Package • The Sony UWP-V6 Wireless Plug-In ENG Microphone System replaces its UWP-C series predecessor with enhancements that include a rugged, all-metal chassis and Mic/Line switchable input at the transmitter. • The camera-mountable receiver features space-diversity technology which stabilizes reception and minimizes RF interference by selecting the strongest incoming signal. In addition the antennas swivel so that you can achieve even stronger reception. A stereo mini-jack output with monitor volume control is featured and both stereo, mini and XLR cables are provided. An LCD display provides channel & frequency information, battery life, RF-input level, audio-output status and accumulated operating time. The receiver operates on 2-AA batteries for up to 8 hours and its compact design and included shoe-mount adapter allows easy mounting to most camcorders. • The improved plug-in and body pack transmitters features a mic and line-level switch for standard wired microphones line-level sources. Operates for up to 8 hours on two-AA size alkaline batteries. The transmitter features a comprehensive LCD display.
Azden SGM-1X - Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone • The SGM-1X is a supercardioid shotgun microphone which features an 11.8" barrel with low impedance and XLR output. It's low self noise (of -65db), wide bandwidth, switchable low-cut and integrated shockmount make this mike an excellent value. 1 "AAA" battery gives you approximately 800 of operation time, so you can get the job done without the worry of additional power supplies!
Electro-Voice RE50/B - Omni-Directional Handheld Dynamic ENG Microphone (Black) • Designed specifically as an ENG/EFP interview microphone. Every day, for local, national and international news reports, the RE50B gathers the audio for news interviews. The RE50B's custom "mic-within-a-mic" shock mount provides extremely low handling noise for superior sound. A large, built-in Acoustifoam filter keeps wind and P-pop noise to an absolute minimum, indoors or out. Frequency response is 80Hz-13kHz.
Samson Q1UCW - USB Handheld Microphone • The Samson Q1UCW is an affordable, handheld USB microphone for plug-and-play operation with Windows and Mac based computers. The C1UCW utilizes a dynamic, neodymium element for maximum detail and quality without external power. The USB port provides audio directly to computers without additional hardware and power is supplied from the computer USB port. • USB Connection The USB port provides audio directly to computers without additional hardware and power is supplied from the computer USB port.
Shure SM57-LC Microphone • The Shure SM57-LC Microphone unidirectional dynamic microphone, a true professional workhorse used in many applications including the USA's presidential podium for over 3 decades, is an exceptional choice for musical instrument pickup or for vocals. With its bright, clean sound and carefully contoured presence rise, the SM57-LC is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimizing background noise.