Category Archives: DMC Equipment

ELEC 305 Spring 2017 Videos in Rice Digital Scholarship Archive

The DMC staff had the pleasure of assisting the Spring 2017 “Intro to Physical Electronics” (ELEC 305) class in creating instructional videos! In the “whiteboard animation” videos the students created, you will see various clever utilizations of software and hardware available in the DMC. Examples include our AverVision document camera, Nikon DSLR, and using Microsoft […]



DMC Supported Houston Folk Music Archive Oral Histories Project

The video interviews with musicians were recorded in DMC Video/Photography Studio using studio equipment. DMC staff helped to set-up the equipment, background, and lighting for each interview conducted. Training on video editing with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie was offered to the staff at Woodson Research Center. Consultation on media transfer, editing, exporting, compression, […]


Recording and Editing Lectures / Presentations

DMC staff helped to record and edit Fondren Fellows Showcase on April 6, 2017. Below is a summery of recording set up and editing techniques: Recording: Equipment: Canon Vixia HF M500/R500/R700 HD – SD Memory Card Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone Velbon Videomate 607 Aluminum Tripod The camera was mounted on the tripod, the […]


Using DMC Equipment to Take Pictures for a Research Paper

Adam Lauchner, a graduate student from Halas Lab, applied physics department at Rice University, used a DMC Canon T3i, a Canon Wide Angle EF 28mm f/1.8 Lens, a tripod, and a lighting kit to take pictures of devices in his lab for a paper that was recently published at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.7b00364. Below is an example of […]


Compare Camera Built-in Mic, Zoom H4n and H2n Audio Recorder, External Shotgun Mic from Canon XA10 camera, Rode Condenser Shorgun Mic

When recording voice using DMC microphones, Rode Condenser Shotgun Microphone seems to yield the best quality. Zoom H4N audio recorder is too sensitive, therefore static noises are noticeable. Camera built-in mic record less statics, but the audio does not sound as clear as Rode mic. When recording music performance using DMC microphones, Zoom H4N audio recorder […]


Recording Campus Debate with DMC Equipment

The following comments are from our patron Anson Fung, who checked out DMC equipment to record a heated debate: “The Rice University Federalist Society was incredibly blessed to have Rice DMC’s support in the recording of our event ‘A Heated Debate: A Discussion the Science and Policy of Climate Change’. Thanks to the DMC’s expertise […]


Recording Performance Using DMC Equipment

Aaron Garrett, Assistant Production Manager at Shepherd School of Music, has been using DMC equipment, particularly Canon Vixia XA10 video camera and Velbon tripod for theatrical recordings. Recently he started to use DMC new Sony HXR-NX3/1 NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder and Manfrotto MVH502A Fluid Head and 546B Tripod System to record his performances. https://www.youtube.com/c/AaronGarrettMLH – […]


Recording Vocal For Audition Using DMC Equipment

A group of PhD students majoring Vocals from Shepherd Music School learned about DMC resources from the introduction DMC director Jane Zhao gave during graduate student orientation at the beginning of the school year. Lindsay Brown was one of many who took advantage of DMC equipment and software to shoot and edit their audition videos and […]


Support of Creating Animated Videos for FWIS Class Assignment (Spring, 2016)

K.Belik Ph.D, a Lecturer of Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication at Rice University assigned students to create a short video for a FWIS class assignment. Some students created animated videos. A few groups borrowed DMC equipment to record footage. One group created whiteboard animation using hand drawing technique. Below are the snippets of […]