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Moody Media Lab

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Welcome to the Lightboard Studio!

The Moody Media Lab Lightboard Studio provides a fast, automated way to record dynamic video projects utilizing lightboard technology that adds unique information presentation opportunities for recorded lectures, tutorials, and creative projects with a USB and the push of a button! This guide will provide details for setting up the lightboard studio to successfully utilize the lightboard for video projects! If you're looking for help with video production, editing, or ideas, we have other guides that can provide you with more details on that.

 

Lamppost: Media Lab Basics
This guide introduces the basics of video production through detailed instructions on setting up the lightboard studio space in the Moody Media Lab. It is intended as a supplement to your exploration of the space and the joys of videography, presentation, and creative modes of thinking through moving images. If you would like to dive further into concepts explored here, explore our other guides listed below to expand your understanding of the lightboard studio and video production to light bulb and spotlight levels of literacy. To learn more about our library literacies initiative and our tiered approach to literacies, see our guide.

 

The Space

Orientation

Setup

Step 1

The lightboard studio is set up in a way to be nearly 100% automated, all you need is a flash drive that has been formatted to FAT32. If you are borrowing a flash drive from the Help Desk, they have already been formatted as such and will work seamlessly with the system.

Insert your flash drive into the USB Storage slot on the system interface box. The system will activate a few seconds after it has recognized the properly formatted USB (it shouldn't take more than 10 seconds or so).

You can tell that the system has activated when the lightboard turns on, the camera and monitor activate, and a solid green light appears next to the "USB Storage" title on the box.


Step 2

Remove the Sennheiser ew 100 G3 lavalier microphone from its protective case.

To turn on:

  1. Open battery cover on the front of the unit.
  2. Hold the on/off button down until the display lights orange and ON LED indicator is a solid red.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the receiver unit mounted on top of the camera.

Step 3

Adjust the table to desired height with the adjustment panel located on the left of the table near the system interface box and lightboard markers.


Step 4

Adjust the light sources of the lightboard to desired illumination

Ch. 1 controls black light intensity to increase the illumination of the writing you do on the lightboard.

Ch. 2 controls the LED illumination to brighten yourself behind the glass.


Step 5

After setting up your microphone, adjusting the desk height, and lightboard illumination; to begin recording press the record button.

The button will blink red three times and turn a solid red to indicate that the system is recording. You can also see the word "recording" on the monitor in the upper left next to the recording status indicator.


Step 6

When you have finished what you were recording, press the stop button to finish the recording. If you need multiple takes of the piece you are recording or have other presentations to conduct, you can hit the record button again the system will create a new folder with your additional recordings separate from the first. Repeat steps 4 and 5 as many times as you would like.

The green blinking light next to USB Storage is indicating data transfer of your recorded video to the USB. Wait until the light has turned a solid green before removing the USB and turning off the system.

Clean Up

Clean up is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Simply follow the steps below to leave the lightboard studio ready for the next patron to quickly and easily record a professional looking video! Removing your USB shuts the entire system down, so we recommend completing the clean up steps below before you remove your USB and shut down the system.


Step 1

Wipe off the lightboard with the provided dry cloth or paper towels. DO NOT use liquid cleaners as they may leak into the wiring of the lightboard and damage the system.


Step 2

Turn off the lavalier and receiver.

  1. Open battery cover on the front of the unit.
  2. Hold the on/off button down until "OFF" appears on the orange display.
  3. Return the lavalier to its protective case.

Step 3

Return lightboard illumination to mid-range if changed.

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