Learning in Our New Lab - Sharing Tips

As Garison Keillor would say, "It's been an exciting day in Lake Wobegon."

I'm in the process of setting up computers in our new multimedia lab, so faculty will have a place to experiment with various technologies and develop some resources. In the process of trying to install Final Cut Express, one thing has led to another. The first tip I can share is that in trying to enter the serial number for Final Cut Express, you do not enter it as printed on the software package. Instead, use all lower case characters and wallah, the installation proceeds.

I was very surprised to learn that the brand new Mac Pro required 15 programs to be updated.

Second tip is on activating the external sound source on the back of the machine. This does not work by default (at least on two machines here). Solution: select System Preferences > Sound > Output > Line Out > then, check and un-check Mute. Close any applications which were open and playing sound. Reopen your desired application and sound should now play out of your external speakers.

Discussion about my problem solving experience as I tried to use the IceCam2 USB Video Web Camera - This is my first recording (using Photo Booth) which I hope will save you a lot of time and frustration.

How to save your Photo Booth movie (note terminology of "movie" and not "video")

Controlling Sound When Recording with the IceCam2 and Photo Booth Software

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