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EQUIPMENT for CMM 215:  Digital Storytelling                    

  1. One Hard Drive with the following specifications:
    1. Aluminum enclosure for heat dissipation
    2. 7200 rpm drive speed
    3. External power source (not bus powered)
    4. USB 2 compatible
    5. 1 Terabyte storage size

Recommended: LaCie 1TB d2 Quadra Hard Disk Drive

Brands to Avoid Due to Quality Control Issues: Iomega, Any portable drive

  1. One Shoot-N-Share type Camcorder with the following specifications:
    1. Must record in High Definition (1920 x 1080)
    2. Must record in the H.264 MOV CODEC (not AVI)
    3. Either USB 2 compatible, or have removable storage compatible with our computers. Purchasing a USB 2 Card reader may be advisable
    4. For Camcorders using SDHC Storage only: 4 Gigabyte Class 6 SDHC card or better

Recommended: Kodak 4GB SDHC High-Speed Card

Brands to Avoid Due to Quality Control Issues: Delkin, Kingston, Ultra

  1. Camcorder imaging sensor is to be a minimum of 5 Megapixels.

Recommended: Kodak PLAYSPORT Video Camera

 

Brands to Avoid Due to Quality Control Issues: DXG, Sony, Creative, Aiptek, Toshiba, General Electric, Panasonic

Note: Although Apple makes quality products (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad), these devices are dependent upon iTunes, which involves a lengthy process to ingest video footage. If the student is aware of the complications, s/he may use these products. If not, these products ought to be avoided.

  1. Headphones or Earbuds for video/audio recording and playback

Any brand will do

  1. Tripod with the following features:
    1. 60” maximum height
    2. 3 way pan/tilt head
    3. ¼”, 20 thread mounting compatible tripod plate

Recommended:

Celestron Photographic/Video Tripod w/ Quick Release 3-Way Head

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