VM120 Foundations


The resources on this page are geared specifically toward the VM120 Foundations class.   

For Production

While the camera and audio gear allotted to this class may have various format options, we recommend using the following settings.  

Recommended Settings and Specs


Internal Picture Settings

  • 1920x1080 @ 24P (23.98)
  • Picture Profile: Rec 709 (Picture Profile off)
  • Codec: H264
  • Chroma Subsampling: 4:2:0
  • Bit Depth: 8-bit

Internal Audio Settings

  • Set to 48Khz / 16 bits. Linear PCM 2 Channels

Tascam DR40

  • 48Khz / 24bit WAV

For Post-Production

Post Production for 60D

Additional Resources:

Connecting to Bin - access to your personal 120 gb share on Isilon, course material and our sound library.

Exporting from Premiere

Intro to Premiere

Intro to Premiere - Lynda.com - A step by step tutorial site with exercise files showing the essentials of using Avid Media Composer. If you need  help setting up your free Emerson Lynda.com account, follow this guide.  

Hard Drive Overview (updating)

Troubleshooting Audio: DPL Labs

Troubleshooting in the Lab: DPL2 Teachers Station

Understanding Codecs, Proxies and Transcoding


Digitizing VHS

Digitizing Mini-DV Tapes


Need additional help?  See a lab assistant in room 810.  You can see the Lab Assistant schedule here.