Category: A/V Help

Equipment User Policies Form

If you are enrolled in or volunteering for a class that has equipment reserved for it, you need to fill out and turn in an Equipment User Policies Form. The Equipment Room is located on the 2nd Floor in room 239.

 

Audio Settings for SX

Sports Xtra Camcorders (Sony NEX-EA50U)

 

  • Basic setup for shooting B-roll.

a closeup side view of the audio controls of a Sony camcorder

The setup to record the internal built-in microphone onto both Input 1 (Left channel) and Input 2 (Right channel). Audio Level can set to AUTO as long as you aren’t recording in a very loud environment.

 

 

  • Basic set-up for shooting interviews.

a closeup of the audio controls on a Sony camcorder

The setup to record a microphone plugged into Input 1 onto both Input 1 (Left channel) and Input 2 (Right channel). Audio Level needs to be set to MAN (manual) and adjusted with the dials if you are recording in a very loud environment. NOTE: Inputs set to MIC because mics don’t require power from the camera.

 

 

  • Set-up to record wired/wireless mic and natural sound

a closeup of the audio controls of a Sony Camcorder

The setup to record an external microphone plugged into Input 1 onto Input 1 (Left channel) and the internal built-in microphone onto Input 2 (Right channel). Audio Level can set to AUTO as long as you aren’t recording in a very loud environment.

 

 

  • Set-up to record wired/wireless mic that requires power. (For shooting interviews)

a closeup of the audio controls on a Sony camcorder

The setup to record a microphone plugged into Input 1 onto both Input 1 (Left channel) and Input 2 (Right channel). Audio Level can set to AUTO as long as you aren’t recording in a very loud environment. NOTE: Input 1 set to MIC +48V because the mic requires power from the camera (not a CW or SX microphone).

 

 

  • Set-up for conducting an interview using two microphones

a closeup of the audio controls on a Sony camcorder

The setup to record an external microphone plugged into Input 1 onto Input 1 (Left channel) and an external microphone plugged into Input 2 onto Input 2 (Right channel). Audio Level can set to AUTO as long as you aren’t recording in a very loud environment. NOTE: Inputs set to MIC because the mics do not require power from the camera (CW or SX microphone).

 

 

  • Set-up for conducting an interview using two microphones that require power

a closeup of the audio controls on a Sony camcorder

The setup to record an external microphone plugged into Input 1 onto Input 1 (Left channel) and an external microphone plugged into Input 2 onto Input 2 (Right channel). Audio Level can set to AUTO as long as you aren’t recording in a very loud environment. NOTE: Inputs set to MIC +48V because the mic requires power from the camera (not a CW or SX microphone).

Audio Settings for CW

CAROLINA WEEK Settings (Canon XA20)

 

  • Basic set-up for interviews using a Carolina Week wired/wireless mic

a close-up of the audio controls of a Canon Camcorder

The setup to record an external microphone plugged into Input 1 (Left channel). This set-up will also record an external microphone plugged into Input 2 (Right channel) if you set Input 2 to CH2 in the camera menu. Audio Level can be set to A (auto) if you aren’t recording in a very loud environment.

a close-up of the audio controls of a Canon Camcorder

The setup to record an external microphone plugged into Input 1 (Left channel). This set-up will also record an external microphone plugged into Input 2 (Right channel) if you set Input 2 to CH2 in the camera menu. Audio Level must be set to M (manual) if you are recording in a very loud environment.

 

  • Basic set-up for shooting b-roll with natural sound

two Canon Vixia menu screens

This is the menu setting to record the internal built-in microphone to Channel 2 (Right Channel). NOTE: An external microphone plugged into Input 1 always records to Channel 1 (Left Channel) regardless of which input CH2 is getting.

 

  • Advanced Interview set-up to record one mic on both channels

two Canon Vixia menu screens

This is the menu setting to record an external microphone plugged into Input 1 to Channel 2 (Right Channel). NOTE: An external microphone plugged into Input 1 always records to Channel 1 (Left Channel) regardless of which input CH2 is getting.

 

  • Advanced Interview set-up to record two external mics

two Canon Vixia menu screens

This is the menu setting to record an external microphone plugged into Input 2 to Channel 2 (Right Channel). NOTE: An external microphone plugged into Input 1 always records to Channel 1 (Left Channel) regardless of which input CH2 is getting.

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