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Digital Media Lab

This guide is to help you learn how to create digital media projects

360fly HD 360-Degree Video Camera

360fly 360-Degree HD Video Camera

The 360fly is a single-lens 360-degree (spherical) video camera that captures video for everything around you. You can also easily grab still images from the video using the app, which is also used to control the camera (via Bluetooth and Wireless connections- instructions). 

Download your videos using the included USB cable or use the app to upload directly to Facebook & YouTube.

What you need to get started

The camera itself is simple but requires the app and some setup to get started:

  • The camera should be fully charged before starting a project- use the included cable to charge via USB
  • Download the Android/Apple app to control the camera (preview, editing, grabbing stills, uploading to the web, etc.)
  • You can also download the Director desktop app to your personal computer (free) to edit your videos post-production.

How do I use this thing?!

Yeah, but how do I use this thing?!?!?!

360-degree video is very different from regular video and there are a few things you'll want to consider when designing your next 360 project.

Canon VIXIA HF R700

Canon Vixia R700

This tiny video camera is great for capturing high-quality footage for your video project, including interviews, presentations, events and more. The camera includes all you need to record basic video (includes built-in mic) but you may want to also borrow a tripod, boom mic or other accessories.

What you need to get started

  • You may also want a tripod- attaches to a standard tripod mount.
  • Charge the camera using the included power adapter.
  • Connect an external microphone for better sound- the AT875R Shotgun Mic is a good choice (requires the included iRig interface to convert the analog mic to digital via the 3.5 mm jack).

How do I use this thing?!

Getting Started

Saving, Sharing & Publishing

GoPro Session 4

GoPro Session 4 Camera

The Library has two (2) GoPro Session 4 cameras available to check out for your next action camera project. These minimalist cameras are small, light, waterproof (to 33m), have built in mics, and can be controlled via the free Apple/Android GoPro app (via Bluetooth and Wireless connections- instructions). Use the Capture app to control the camera and the Quik app to make edits, add transitions and music and more.

Download your videos using the included USB cable or use the app to upload directly to Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

You may also want to download the Quik desktop app for editing your videos from a laptop or desktop computer.

What you need to get started

The camera is simple but still requires a few important considerations:

  • The camera should be fully charged before starting a project- use the included cable to charge via USB (4 hrs w/ a computer, 2 hrs w/ a 5V and 1A wall charger)
  • Download the Android/Apple app for full controls (preview, editing, uploading to the web, etc.)

How do I use this thing?!

User Manuals

Videos to Get Started

Logitech c920 HD Pro Webcam

dscvr Cardboard ViewerThe Logitech c920 HD Pro Webcam is great for web conferencing, live streaming, and recording interviews and events. The high quality of the 1080p HD camera is matched by the stereo mics with built-in noise reduction.

What you need to get started

The webcam is quite simple- all you need is a computer or device with a USB port and software for your project. Simply plug in the camera and it should automatically be recognized by Windows or Mac computers. For best results with your project be sure to test out the camera and mics before your event or video shoot.

There are different programs you can use for your project, including:

Web Conferencing

  • Skype - this camera is optimized for use with Skype
  • Zoom - HSU students, staff and faculty have a license to use Zoom for free. It's one of the easiest to use web conferencing tools.
  • Google Hangouts - You also have an account for Hangouts as part of your student, staff or faculty Gmail account with HSU.

Live Streaming

Recording

How do I use this thing?!

Cardboard Viewer

dscvr Cardboard ViewerThe Cardboard Viewer allows you to view your 360 photos or Google Cardboard projects. The Library has five (5) viewers available for checkout. 

What you need to get started

The viewer itself is very simple- you can even make your own or order kits online for $5 and up.

The only requirement for the cardboard viewer is that you need an Android or iPhone- the viewer can accommodate many sizes, including the Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

How do I use this thing?!

Video Software

Video Conferencing & Streaming