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Media hardware and softwares used to create my media product

  1. 1. How did you use media new media technologies in the construction, research and planning, and evaluation stages By Coral Prout
  2. 2. Hardware In this Slide show I am going to list all the hardware‟s that I have used to create my music video. Hardware refers to objects that you can actually touch e.g. disks, disk drives, display screens, keyboards, printers, boards, and chips. In contrast, software is untouchable. Software exists as ideas, concepts, and symbols, but it has no substance. Computer hardware refers to the physical parts of a computer and related devices. Internal hardware devices include motherboards, hard drives, and RAM. External hardware devices include monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, and scanners. The hardware that we used in order to create our music video are: - IMac Apple- 2 ghz Intel core duo processor (keyboard and mouse) - Video camera (tripod) - Camera - X serve- networked drive - Scanner Epson v300 - IPhone 5 All of the hardware listed above will be described and explained in a separate slide explaining how I used it and what the hardware is and looks like.
  3. 3. IMac Apple- 2 ghz Intel core 2 duo processor The iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 20-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2009/Education Only) features a 2.0 GHz Intel "Core 2 Duo" processor, with two independent processor "cores" on a single silicon chip, a 3 MB shared level 2 cache, a 1066 MHz system bus, 8 GB of RAM (1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM), a 160 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD±R DL "SuperDrive", NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics with 128 MB of memory shared with the system, a built-in insight video camera, and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 20" glossy TFT Active Matrix LCD (1680x1050 native) display.

Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, and Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a Mini Display Port, which supports an external display in "extended desktop" mode. With this computer there is also a mouse and a keyboard that is singly connected to the computer. We used the IMac to create and design ideas for our music video. We used this through; the internet (social media, evaluations of work, YouTube, wordpress), Photoshop final cut, PowerPoint, Microsoft word.
  4. 4. Video Camera The camera we used was a canon legria hf r406. This is a HD camera that is secure Digital and can record at a medium quality. We used this to record all the footage for our music video and used another camera for our digipak photo‟s. This camera also had a 4 GB, class 10 SD card and used a SD card reader with a USB integral to download all footage recorded. To make all camera movements smooth and persistent I also used a “Amazon basics” tripod.
  5. 5. Nikon D300  12.3 megapixel DX format CMOS image sensor  Built-in self-cleaning sensor unit- minimises the effect of dust  6fps continuous shooting (8fps with optional MB-D10 battery pack with lithium-ion battery EN-EL4a or 8 AA batteries)  ISO 200-3200: extendable up to ISO 6400 (equivalent) and down to ISO 100 (equivalent)  EXPEED image processing engine with 14-bit A/D conversion and 16-bit image processing for superb tonal gradation  Advanced Scene Recognition System combines the cameras metering and AF sensors for precise exposures  Multi-CAM3500DX 51-point AF system  Quick response with approx 0.13 second power-up and 45 millisecond shutter release time lag  920,000 dot 3-inch VGA LCD monitor with wide, 170- degree viewing angle  Live View with Autofocus lets you compose images using the LCD monitor  Durable, magnesium alloy body  Water and dust resistant This camera was used for us to take pictures for our digipak. This was used in a professional format where we could manipulate the camera lighting and decide weather we wanted a shadow on our artists face.
  6. 6. Xserve- network drive on user accounts and backup. The Xserve can be used for a variety of applications, including file server, web server or even high-performance computing applications using clustering – a dedicated cluster Xserve, the Xserve Cluster Node, without a video card and optical drives are also available. Our Xserve is controlled by our IT services where all our work is backed up with over 256 GB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM (1.33 GHz) 512 GB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM (DP 1.33 GHz) of memory. This involves user accounts also being backed up
  7. 7. Epson V300 scanner This was used in order to show all our planning for our music video. This includes our story board and set ups. This helped with organization of our music video as well as having a virtual and hard copy.
  8. 8. IPhone 5 This has been used for playing the song for the music video in order for the main performer to get an idea for timing, lyrics and rhythm. With the 8mp of camera, we could film the audiences feedback with a High Definition view and good quality sound.
  9. 9. Software In this half of the slide show I am going to list and explain all the software‟s that we have used to create our music video. We are also going to create an on-screen video of us talking step by step all the software‟s that were needed. Software is anything that can be stored electronically, in contrast to storage devices which is hardware. The software we used to create our music video was: - final cut pro x v.10.0.9 which needed a file convertor - Adobe Photoshop c55 - QuickTime player v7 - Microsoft word and PowerPoint - OSX v/0.6.8 Apples operating system (Safari) Online software/websites - Wordpress - YouTube - Google - Slideshare - Prezi - Facebook
  10. 10. Final cut pro X v.10.0.9 Apple. Final cut pro was the main software that we used to create our music video. In final cut pro you can insert music and footage and make them fit in with each other, adding special effects that can make the video seem more exciting for the audience. In our music video we used various effects and transitions including: - Colour grading, firstly adding a colour balance to adjust the colour and make it more balanced and natural (not too bright), on the same clip we added a vignette and customized it to add a white frame to our mirror effect scene. - Cross dissolve effect- combining scenes to overlap. This helped us keep the narrative and performance link in together. - We also used Colour Match where we matched all the clips we made to have the same lighting and to look similar. We completed these transitions and effects by keeping the „Inspector‟ open to see exactly what effects we were applying to our footage. When we filmed our footage it was saved as a AVI format instead of a MP4, we then had to use a File converter (Free video converter V.2.30 Leand) to change the format of the footage to make it correct to the format we needed for final cut. We did this by inserting the original AVI format into the converter, selected MP4 and pressed „Convert‟, following this we then re-downloaded it in its new format.
  11. 11. Adobe Photoshop C55 Photoshop was used to create our Digipak and our advertisement for the Digipak. Photoshop was a great way to add special effects onto photos taken to make it fit in with the genre we were trying to portray. Firstly we inserted the images we had taken, we then shaped them to our specification, once we had the correct images we then edited them (saturation turned to low, filter- artistic water colour, as shown on the clip below), finally we added the text that was needed (which was previously downloaded from
  12. 12. Microsoft word and PowerPoint I used Microsoft word as part of my planning stage in my music video. I pasted the lyrics onto the document then analyzed each verse to tie in with the story we were trying to portray. This helped me greatly in the way that I could see exactly if the lyrics went with the story. I used Microsoft PowerPoint to complete my Software and Hardware question as I could plan out what I was going to talk about in a way that would be clear for the examiner.
  13. 13. OSX v/0.6.8 Apples operating system This was the main source for research and for us to answer any evaluation questions. This, on a apple computer is known as safari. I used safari for; - (blogging) - YouTube - Google (search engine) - Slideshare - Prezi - Facebook - Dafontcom
  14. 14. WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content-management system based on PHP and MySQL, which runs on a web hosting service. I used wordpress to analyze music videos, plan my music video and my Digipak, and answer any questions about my work.
  15. 15. YouTube This was a great research engine that was used to create my music video. I used YouTube to compare typical indie songs, songs that talk about heartbreak and love, and the music videos that our artist typically uses (looking at forms and conventions, and how artists portray stories).
  16. 16. Google- Search engine Google was used for everything; gaining ideas for the music video, digipak and poster, researching the artist that we were trying to portray, researching the main story of this song, finding out any extra information about music video conventions, theories for music video, and software's that we have used.
  17. 17. Slideshare I am currently using slideshare to answer questions about creating my media products. This is very easy to use as all you do is use a basic windows software “PowerPoint” and import it into slide share.
  18. 18. Prezi This was also used to help me answer questions. Prezi is a U.S. software company, producing a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for presenting ideas on a virtual canvas. This was very easy to use as you can create slides in order to evaluate your work.
  19. 19. This was used for feedback off our audience. We asked friends on Facebook, and in person to watch our music video and give us improvements.
  20. 20. This was great to help us portray text that our music video artist tries to portray. This font is normally a handwritten style which was easy to find. This website is simple to use where you can find a font and install it onto your computer. We used this font for our digipak and our poster.