The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema is a camera designed for professional quality video recording. It is used by GitLab employees who require expanded features for recording video or making higher end calls.
This proccess will permanently delete the contents of your SD Card to prepare it for use with your Black Magic camera. If you have already recorded footage, please double check that you have moved the content to your computer prior to formatting the card. Deleted footage cannot be recovered.
Your card is now cleared of footage and ready to use!
This process will ensure you are recording in the correct format. You will be selecting a standard HD format that is very popular for editing and uploading videos for the web.
This will help you add enchanced color to have a nice look in your webcam presentations. This will only affect how your camera looks when connecting with the HDMI cable (generally for calls). This will not affect footage recorded to the SD Card (but that's a good thing!).
Your camera will now display enchanced color when outputting via the HDMI cable (for example, to your computer).
The wireless lavalier kit contains a transmittor and a reciever. The transmittor can by identified by the mute switch located on the top.
The following settings are best completed when the camera is placed where you intend to record and your subject is in frame, with any lighting or adjustments already in place. The settings can all be easily reached on the LCD Touch Screen. Revise these steps every time you move your camera or adjust your light.
Note: If the focus does not adjust, check that the auto focus switch, located on the lens, is set to ON.
Note: If your camera has been adjusted to display shutter speed instead, adjust the setting to 1/50.
The f-stop adjusts how much light is allowed into the lens.
The White Balance settings removes color cast from your image and helps white appear purely, without other hues.
Be sure to keep your eye fixed on the Blackmagic lens only, as that is where you will be looking in the final video. Refrain from looking at your slides or computer as much as possible.
The operation of webcams is plug and play. Connect the webcam to your computer via USB and use the clamp to position the camera on your laptop or monitor. Logitech and Razr webcams include a thread that will allow you to attach it to a tripod, if necessary.
The simplest way to record with your Webcam is with the QuickTime application.
If you are looking for the Rode Camera Microphone, or the lavalier microphone, please see the instructions for setting up the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema above.
The Rode Desktop microphone connects to your computer via the supplied USB cable.
Elgato lights are packaged with easy-to-follow directions on a cardboard sheet. Please do not throw these out.
After setup, Elgato brand lights are controlled entirely via your computer or phone using the Elgato Control Center Software.
Please note: On Macbooks, the Elgato Control Software appears only at the top right corner of the screen. This will occasionally make it appear as if attempting to open the control center via the applications menu did nothing. Click on the icon in the upper right corner to open the controls for the light.
Elgato has a guide to their desk lights available here.
GVM Panel lights should be operated in CCT mode only. In most cases, it will not be necessary to use any other features.