VM242 Intro to Documentary Production

Overview

The resources on this page are geared specifically toward the Intro to Documentary Production classes.   

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

70D

Internal Video Settings

  • 1920x1080 @ 24P (23.98)
  • HD: 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

FS5

Internal Video Settings

    • 1920x1080 @ 24P (23.98)
    • HD: Rec 709 (Picture Profile off)
    • Codec: XAVC - L (MXF Wrapper)
    • Chroma Subsampling: 4:2:2
    • Bit Depth: 10-bit
    • Bit Rate: 50 Mbps

Internal Audio Settings

  • Use XAVC: Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz (Ext Mics via XLR-type 3-pin if possible)

Click to View the FS5 Ten Step Guide

Tascam DR-44 Recorders

48Khz / 24bit WAV 

 

For Post-Production

Guide for 60D/70D

Guide for FS5

Workshops

We highly encourage you to sign-up for the Premiere and/or Avid workshops.  Sign-up sheets can be found on the 8th floor across from room 809.  

You can see the calendar for this semester here:

https://postproduction.emerson.edu/hc/en-us/articles/227389487-Workshop-Calendar

 

Avid Workshop I

In Avid Workshop I, students learn project and file management, importing footage, 4k workflow, basic editing, exporting, and saving their project.

Avid Workshop II

In Avid Workshop II, students learn color correction, effect editing, sound editing, titles, and transitions. 

Premiere Workshop

In the Premiere Workshop students learn project and file management, how to properly backup and import footage, 4k workflow, basic editing, exporting, saving, color correction, effect and sound editing, titles, and transitions.

 

Additional Resources:

Intro to Avid

Avid Media Computer 8 Essential Training - Lynda.com

A step by step guide with exercise files for editing in Avid.

Introduction to Premiere

Premiere Pro CC Essential Training - Lynda.com

A step by step guide with exercise files for editing in Avid.

 

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