Quick Reference Tutorials

Quick Reference Tutorials provide step-by-step instructions for frequently asked technical questions. Patrons are encouraged to use these resources to build their editing skills and become self-sufficient. The tutorials are available below as PDF downloads.


Equipment Video Tutorials

How to Use the Blue Yeti Microphone

How to use the Manfrotto Befree Fluid Tripod

Using the Canon Vixia Camera & Importing Footage into iMovie

Using the Canon Vixia Camera and External Audio

Mobile Videographer Kit Tutorial


iMovie (version 10.1.12)

Project Management

Import from Canon Vixia camera

Record Voiceover

Add and Edit Audio

Resizing and Positioning Green Screen Video in iMovie (YouTube video tutorial)

Add Freeze Frames

Add Transitions

Export and Publish

Other video tasks

Download Clips from YouTube

Capture Clips from VHS tape

QuickTime: Burn a File to DVD


Media Human: Convert Audio Files

Garage Band: Convert Cassette to CD

Garage Band: Record Voice

Audacity: Record Audio

Images & Graphics

Scan Documents

Scan Slides & Film

Image Resolution

Image File Formats

Convert Scan to Text (OCR)

Create Screen Shots


Hard Drive Checkout & Setup