Tutorials

Using OHMS to Index Oral History: A Detailed Tutorial

I have been traveling around and talking a great deal, lately, about OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer).  If you aren’t aware of OHMS, its a free, open source digital tool that improves the user experience for [...]

Keep It Simple: Enhancing Video Footage with Final Cut Pro X

The following video is the first in an ongoing series of tutorials called “Keep It Simple” which explores technical workflows that may seem difficult on the surface but really aren’t.  I will explore all kinds of [...]

Getting Started: Tascam DR-100 MKII

The following is a video tutorial on the setup and basic use of the Tascam DR-100 MKII digital audio recorder.  This video includes basic tips and a visual walk through the initial setup and configuration of [...]

Three-Point Lighting for Video Oral History

Professional video technologies are becoming more accessible and we are seeing more oral history projects being designed utilizing high definition video as the primary recording method.  Professional looking video can be a powerful way to capture [...]

A Simple Act of Digital Preservation: The Checksum and Oral History

Have you ever had a digital file corrupt? Probably. I have certainly encountered data file corruption and it is, personally, very frustrating, and, from an archival perspective, it can be devastating. Most of the time we [...]

Digital Audio Recording Levels: Tutorial

So, in years past, I have posted several video tutorials.  The one that has been least-viewed on YouTube is probably the most important with regard to oral history technology.  So I have completely reworked my video [...]