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Record & Go Studio: Simplified Video Recording

Policies and Procedures

No. You must reserve the studio electronically, even for same-day use. If you need help reserving the Studio, please seek assistance at the Ask Here Desk.

If you feel comfortable doing so, you may offer the current occupants a gentle reminder that your reservation time has begun. If you are are uncomfortable doing this, or need other assistance, please contact Circulation Desk staff or Ask Here Desk staff. Patrons using the Studio are asked to return the Studio to pristine condition and vacate before the next patron's scheduled reservation begins.

Yes, your video is private as no backup files are retained on the system. The copy you record to your own USB drive is the only copy of the video.

Tech Specs

Use a regular USB drive but make sure it is large enough to hold your video file.

 

Drive sizes vary, but generally, you can assume that a 1GB drive will accommodate 30 minutes of recording time.

 

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Use the small silver switch to turn on/off the blue or green lamp around the camera lens. The larger grey buttons set the intensity of the light, which can have an adverse effect on masking the blue or green screen when editing the footage in an editing software. Make sure the settings read approcimately 12.0V on the readout.

Troubleshooting

If you receive this error, it is best to call for assistance from the Ask Here Desk at (406) 657-1662.

We have heard this complaint frequently from users of Adobe Premiere, where it is caused by Premiere's inability to handle the variable frame rate recordings made by the Apple Mac Mini.

If you wish to edit your files in Adobe Premiere, you'll need to open and re-save your mp4 files in in the Handbrake application available freely online. Follow these instructions for re-saving your files in Handbrake and your files should now be properly synced when you open them in Premiere.

Is the clicker powered on?
The power switch is on the top left side of the clicker. If the batteries seem depleted, see the Circulation Desk for a new clicker.
Is its USB receiver plugged into the appropriate device?
Slide the USB dongle receiver out from the bottom of the remote and insert it into the device from which you are presenting. For example, if presenting from your laptop, the USB receiver must be plugged into your laptop. If presenting from the One Button Workstation PC, attach the USB receiver to the the cable labeled "USB" on the Studio kiosk.
Are you using presentation software?
Make sure you are using presentation software, such as Prezi, PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Slides.
Is there anything interfering with/blocking communication between the clicker and the USB receiver?
Remove any obstacles between the USB receiver and the remote.
No, the system does not keep backups of the files.

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