A Final Cut Pro sound mix guide has been uploaded for your information. You can download it below.
Deadline of final project submission: Dec 5, 2011 (Monday)
Format: You will work in pair in shooting (except PTC, which is optional). Then write your own script, edit your own version (with the same set of materials), and record your VO. Duration: 2.5min – 3min.
Project Submission – refer to Project Submission Guideline.
To get familiar with the operation of radio/wireless microphones, here is a simple step-by-step Guide to Radio Mics.
News Package Formula Download Here
Procedures of creating a screenshot of your FCP timeline:
Submitting your assignment:
Here are the procedures of checking out equipment from JMSC’s equipment office:
Make a reservation 1 day before checking out equipment. Please make a reservation at email@example.com within office hour. e.g.
If you need equipment on Thursday, please book on Wednesday between 10am – 6pm. Similarly, if you need equipment on Monday, please make a booking on previous Friday.
Please specify the equipment you would like to borrow, and your name and phone number in the reservation, e.g. Sony Video Camera + Tripod + Clip Mic + Hand Mic
After receiving your reservation, the Equipment Office will prepare the equipment you need, and send you a confirmation e-mail.
Please come to the Equipment Office on time and spare about 15 minutes queuing up and checking the equipment. Normally the borrowing period is 2 days. Then return the equipment on time to the Equipment Office.
Late return: $100HKD penalty per day per equipment. This may also affect your course grade.
Here is the equipment agreement form you have signed. For Equipment Office opening hours, please refer to the notice on the door of Equipment Office.
Script of toy fair story for Al Jazeera English: Download Here
In this course, you are required to have a portable harddrive for editing your video stories. Here is the specification of the hardrrive recommended:
- Portable (Do not require any external power source)
- Preferably equipped with Firewire 800 connection socket
- Or – Equipped with USB 2.0 connection (cheaper but slower)
- Capacity 320Gb – 500Gb
Lacie and WD are the most common brands available in local computer centres. They cost about $1,000HKD. It should come with 2-3 year local warranty.
The harddrive is universal to any OS (Windows/Macintosh) when it is newly acquired. You can configure your harddrive in 2 partitions,
so that it is compatible among Windows (FAT 32) and Macintosh. You can do this by using “Disk Utility” (Go –> Utilities –> Disk Utility) on Macbooks.
FAQ 1: Where can I buy the harddrive?
Ans: You can purchase the harddrive in Wanchai Computer Centre. Take bus 40/40M/23 from HKU and get off at Wanchai MTR bus stop.
The computer centre is on the opposite side of the road (next to a football field).
FAQ 2: How much video can I store on the harddrive?
Ans: Every 5-min video occupies 1Gb of space. So let’s do some calculation…
FAQ 3: Why do I need to purchase a harddrive?
Ans: It is because the computers are used by a few classes, i.e. around 60 students. Each time you will be randomly given a computer. In
addition, you risk losing data if you store them on public computers. Besides, you can build your own multimedia portfolio with the harddrive.
FAQ 4: Can I use my existing harddrive?
Ans: You need to re-configure your harddrive (back-up existing data and re-format) if it is not configured for Macintosh. However, older
harddrives may not be fast enough for video editing.
FAQ 5: What can I do if I cannot afford a harddrive?
You may acquire a cheaper one with only USB 2.0 connection. However, harddrives with USB connection are sometimes not fast or stable enough for video editing, especially HD video editing, so we recommend Firewire 800 harddrives. Let us know if you have any difficulties.
You will have to buy tapes for this course. Please have them ready by next class (Sept 9/10).
We are using 60-minute mini-DV tapes. Doesn’t matter which brand to buy – Sony, Panasonic…etc.
Here are the places where you can buy mini-DV tapes:
1. Photo-finishing stores
2. Photo equipment shops along Stanley Street in Central
3. Photo equipment shops along Sai Yeung Choi Street South in Mongkok (Montkok MTR Exit D3).
It is more expensive to buy just one tape (~$30HKD). Therefore, you are recommended to buy a pack of 3 or 5, and it will cost around $15 – $20 per tape in average. You may want to share the tapes with your classmates or reserve them for future use.