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Technical Support Docs

Sony FS5 Video Camera Guide

Please read this guide if you are using the Sony FS5 camera for the first time. The guide explains the automatic and manual controls in detail but in a much simpler way than the Sony manual. Although the FS5 is not technically a "cinema" camera, it can shoot a High Dynamic Range image, but with a compressed Sony XAVC codec. If you don't understand that last sentence, read the guide.

Sony FS5 guide

Event Documentation and Video Steaming

The Faculty has purchased a Sony A7s camera for documenting events. The guide explains how to use this camera with an external HD recorder.

Sony A7s documentation camera

The AJA Helo is a video recorder and streamer. It can be used with any video camera with a SDI or HDMI output. This guide explains a simple setup for recording and streaming.

AJA Helo Video Streaming Guide

Other Video Camera Quick Start Guides

These are pdf quick start guides created at the CDA. They are an efficient, if sometimes slightly unaesthetic, way to learn the most important controls of these cameras. In all cases, they do not replace the manufacturer's manual and in the case of DSLRs, they focus on the video functions.

Black Magic Pocket Camera

JVC GYHM150u

JVC GYHM100u

Panasonic GH4

Media Player Support Documents

The CDA has three video media players. Here they are in order of importance.

1. TXD233

The best option are the new TXD233 HD and 4K media players for single video playback and synchronized playback of multiple videos. We have 15 TXD233 players.

TXD233 Quick Start Guide

TXD233 Adobe Media Encoder Presets

Use the Adobe Media Encoder Presets if you are using Premiere on your own computer. All the computers in the CDA have these presets installed.

2. DV75V

The DV75V are older players for single channel and synchronized playback. They are more complicated to use.
Technovision DV75V player

Contents of the zip file for the Technovision media player:
A. A pdf guide.
B. Dspconfig files to automatically configure the menu system of the player(s). These files are arranged according to video output.
C. Video encoding presets for Adobe Media Encoder or Premiere. Part B of the guide explains some free alternative encoding software. CDA computers have the presets installed.

3. WDTV

If everything else is booked, you might have to use the WDTV media players.

WDTV media player

The following zip file contains video encoding instructions for WDTV media player and Adobe Media Encoder presets.

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