Digital cameras, desktop video and sound Web pages Image scanning and printing Class handouts and instructions Slides and presentations Multimedia and authoring

Digital Camera
Table of Contents
About Digital Cameras

About digital cameras
About Camera RAW

About color photo printers

At one point, in time quality digital cameras were so expensive they were out of the price range for the average user.  The last 10 years has seen major improvements in the quality and quantity of digital cameras options.

There are many things to consider before purchasing a digital camera; budget, intended use, photography skills, etc. Read the “Basic Camera Information” page to get information before you buy a new or upgrade an old camera.

Links to Digital Camera Resources Reading Recommendations

Camera review websites, groups and e-mail lists:

Digital Camera Resource
Digital Photography Review
Steve's Digicams reviews
Imaging Resource

Tutorals and e-magazines
Kodak Digital Learning Center
Nikon SLR Learning Center
Olympus Photo lessons

Short Courses .com
Photography Blog

The increase of quality digital cameras, and their exceptance into the mainstream, has created a flood of digtial photography books onto the market. There are books availible that cover all skill levels and areas of photography, from beginner to professional, outdoor wildlife to special lighting for studio photography.

You will find these books in the photography sections of most book stores. Many include software information, i.e using Photoshop to improve digital images. Others may give instruction on how to improve your photograhy skills using digital cameras with no mention of software. Still others offer just information about how digital cameras work. If you're interested in using specific software to improve your digital images, be sure to check in the computer section of your bookstore.

Video and Sound
Table of Contents

Video and Sound

Video grabbing

Capturing sound and music

QuickTime Pro

Keynote QT Presentation movies

Capturing sound, moving, or still images from videotape or video camera is more complicated than regular scanning. You will need a computer with the ability to connect to a video source and software for video/sound capture. Some computers come complete with this option, or you may need to purchase a separate board and software to install in your computer.

Moving images are memory intensive on both internal RAM and hard drive space. Keeping an archived copy of your captured video on external storage space, rather than your internal hard drive, is a way to free up your hard drive for video editing.

There are a number of storage options for backing up original, archived, and edited footage. Luckily external hard drives are bigger and faster than ever, and their prices drop weekly. In some cases, the external drives are so fast you can capture directly to them instead of to your CPU.  DVDs are not just for delivery of completed video projects.  They can hold at least 4 GB of information and are a good storage option for raw files when working on projects.

How your movie and sound files will be used is a major factor in how you process and save them. Options for delivery of completed projects include; CDs, DVDs, videotape, and the Web. User Services supports video and sound editing on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. The PRESENT is a mixed platform faculty resource site that supports faculty who wish to use technology in classroom educational projects.  The 203 Recitation Hall computing site is a Macintosh only site, which focuses on graphics and video.  It is open to the University community.

Links to Video and Sound Resources Reading Recommendations

The Graphics Technology Cookbook text links
Digital cameras
desktop video
and sound
Web pages Class handouts and
PDF instructions
and printing
Slides and
and Authoring
User Web Site