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Inspiration Lab - Video Recording   Tags: inspiration_lab, recording, videography  

Guide on Video Recording equipment, setup, files and resources to get started.
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Saving Your Work While in the Inspiration Lab

Operate the Inspiration Lab camera plugged into a power source whenever possible.

If you use the Inspiration Lab video camera, you will need a 64mb SD card.

Save your work on your own SD card or insert the SD card in to the slot on one of the video editing workstations to:

  1. Transfer the files to personal storage device or cloud, or
  2. Import the video file(s) into Adobe Premier Pro to save as project file for editing

NOTE:  Only Adobe Premiere Pro supports the ProRes video files (*.mov) produced by Blackmagic cameras.

Saving Your Work


Wiping your Data When Done

Allow time before the end of your booking for large file transfers. This may take 30 (or more) minutes.

After saving your files on your USB (recommended), external hard drive, or cloud storage, and you are sure you have saved your work, use the “Delete All Work Files” icon on the desktop to ensure that your files and personal information are erased before the next person uses the computer.

To clear your infromation, double click the icon, then confirm by clicking "yes".


Video Recording Equipment

The Inspiration Lab is a free place dedicated to digital creativity, collaboration and storytelling. It features high-performance computers, analog-to-digital conversion, sound studios, video editing and self-publishing software.  

For videorecording, we have this equipment available for booking in the Terry McBride Studio. (Please note: the camera can only be used in the Terry McBride Studio, therefore, you must book that studio if you want to use the camera and/or the green screen.)

  • Tripod
  • Dolly
  • Lighting Stands & L.E.D. Video Lights
  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
  • Green Screen

Booking Inspiration Lab Equipment

The Inspiration Lab has specialised software, studio space, and equipment to help you create and experiment with traditional and digital media. Studios, equipment, and computers within the Inspiration Lab are available for booking if you have a library card with the Vancouver Public Library.

The Inspiration Lab is open during regular Central library hours (although the recording studios close half an hour before the rest of the library).

Recording studios, Digitization Stations, and Creation Stations can be booked for maximum of 3 hours per day. Bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance. For more information on booking, please see the full booking instructions.

We recommend you begin saving your project or work at least 30 minutes before the end of your session. This is in case you have large files to transfer or you want to burn your work to a disc.



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