Soundpost Sessions Concert Set Up - Video Only

Equipment

  • 3 Blackmagic Studio Cams and power cables

  • 3 Tripods

  • 3 HDMI Cables connected to the gray SDI inputs

  • XLR audio cables connected to amp

  • 1 mini HDMI Cable

  • 1 Shinobi Monitor

  • Metal Ladder

  • Vmix computer/ Control room

  • 3 Hard drives (optional)

Set Up Procedure

Cameras

  1. Place cameras on tripods and place them in their respective spots

    1. Camera with CU lens typically goes closest to the door on the left side of the room

    2. Carefully place wide lens camera in the back of the room on top of the metal ladder for a wide shot that is not hindered by the audience

    3. Place med-shot camera on the right side of the room

  2. Plug cameras into a power source and turn the cameras on to white balance for the show lights

    1. Use the Shinobi monitor for an accurate reading of what will be recorded

      1. Plug this into each camera one at a time via HDMI

      2. Hold power button for 2 seconds to turn on

      3. Check that the picture looks accurate to room temp and lighting of the room

      4. Hold power button for 2 seconds to turn off

    2. Adjust white balance, tint, iris, etc. on the camera’s touch screen

    3. Make sure you are recording in 30fps for vMix

    4. Make sure settings are all the same across cameras

Plug HDMI cables in that have been routed to the gray converter boxes near the door

  1. One blue and black cable is typically found coiled to the right of the door

  2. One blue and black cable can be found wrapped behind the fridge towards the back of the room

  3. One black cable has been hung above the grid and hangs down on the right side of the room

Audio

  1. Check with Tim to see if he or current sound technician will be sending us audio

    1. If not receiving mix from Tim, apply step 4 to all cams

    2. If receiving mix, continue to step 2

  2. Plug XLR audio cables into camera 1, the camera closest to the door, on the left side of the camera

    1. XLR cables are connected and kept on the left side of the room next to blue and black HDMI cable

  3. Hit the button with three lines at the top right side of the studio camera to bring up settings

    1. Navigate to the audio tab

    2. Switch the audio input to XLR

    3. Check that you are receiving levels from the cables

  4. Make sure the other cameras’ audio is set to record camera/room audio

    1. This will ensure you are recording room audio in case video/audio becomes unsynced

    2. Hit the button with three lines at the top right side of the studio camera to bring up settings

      1. Navigate to the audio tab

      2. Switch the audio input to 'camera right' and 'camera left'

vMix

  1. Open your vMix project file or new file

  2. Click ‘add input’ at the bottom left of vMix

    1. Click the ‘cameras’ option on the left of this menu

    2. Add ‘DeckLink Duo’ cameras 2,3 & 4 one at a time

  1. Double check to make sure everything looks good

  2. Audio in vMix

    1. Click the gear button at the bottom right of each camera input

    2. Uncheck ‘automatically mix audio’ for all inputs

      1. This will allow you to select one camera for audio as you switch

      2. Close out of this screen

    3. Click the ‘audio’ button on the camera input that has the audio cables in it

      1. The button should turn green

      2. This will ensure that as you switch, the audio only from this camera will continue to play

Going Live and Recording

  1. Set the recording destination to a drive on the computer that has enough space or to the external hard drive

    1. At the bottom of vMix, you will see options to record, multicord, external, & stream

      1. Hit the gear next to ‘record’ and make a new folder in a drive to record the output

      2. Hit the gear next to ‘multicorder’ and select the cameras you want to be recorded standalone and save them to that same folder

        1. Hit 'change record folder' once all cams are selected to set the destination

        2. Close window when finished

    2. Hit ‘record’ and ‘multicord’ before show begins

  2. If recording backup on the hard drives (optional)

    1. Grab the three blue hard drives with red cables and plug them into the left side of the cameras

    2. Check that there is enough space on the drives, empty them if not

    3. Press ‘record’ when ready to start

  3. If going live

    1. Hit gear next to ‘stream’ and enter any stream keys

    2. Hit ‘stream’ button when ready to go live

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