UHM Media Lab
2350 DOLE ST. KHET Studio B
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SD MEMORY CARD INSTALLATION
You will be recording to SD memory cards rather than the
camcorder's internal memory. Use a memory card with a class
rating of 4 or better for recording speed. Demonstrate how to
load memory cards to use them with this camcorder.
1) Turn the camcorder off. The ON/OFF (CHG) indicator
must be off with no green light.
2) Open the LCD panel.
3) Open the double memory card slot cover.
4) Insert an SD memory card straight in, with the label facing the front of the camcorder,
into slot "A" until you hear a click.
5) You can put another card in the slot "B" if you wish.
6) Close the slot cover.
NOTE: ALWAYS TURN OFF THE CAMCORDER WHEN INSERTING OR REMOVING A MEMORY
CARD. Also, when the ACCESS indicator light is flashing, do not disconnect power, turn off camcorder,
or remove memory cards.
NOTE: The camera has internal memory that can be used for recording, but any recordings on this
memory must be deleted before returning the camera to the Media Lab.
responsible for any recordings left in the camera when it is checked in!
SETTING UP AUDIO MICS
1. This camera comes with built-in microphones that are only good for ambient/background
sounds. For professional quality audio, we will plug in professional microphones.
2. If the camera isn't already setup with an external on camera shotgun microphone, attach it
and plug it in to CH2 (audio channel 2). Connect the hand mic to an XLR cable and plug that
into CH1. Plug in the headphones.
3. Set the audio controls on the camera handle (see
illustration). The switch position for CH1 will be middle
(MIC) for the hand mic and right (MIC+48) for the lavalier
mic. Know the following terminology for our mics:
SHOTGUN MIC: A condenser mic which requires
electrical power to work and has a narrow pickup pattern
which picks up sound best from the front.
HAND MIC: A dynamic mic with a cone-shaped pickup pattern and picks up sound a bit better
from the front than from the sides.
LAVALIER MIC: A condenser mic with an omnidirectional pickup pattern (picks up sound
evenly from any direction).
LINE LEVEL: A setting on the camera to match the strong electrical audio signal from a device
such as audio amplifier or DVD player.
MIC LEVEL: A setting on the camera to match the weak electrical audio signal generated by a
DYNAMIC MIC: A microphone that generates its own weak electrical audio signal such as a
CONDENSER MIC: A microphone that needs electrical power to work. (The shotgun mic and
the lavalier mic are examples of condenser mics).
CANON XA10 Camcorder
UHM Media Lab Study Guide 8/17/2011
CANON XA10 Camcorder
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