How to setup the LED Lightboard Studio

Step-by-step guide on how to setup the LED lightboard studio

Last Updated: May 31st, 2022

How to Setup the LED Lightboard Studio


  1. Power on the iMac from the power button on the back left of the computer, then select atcuser on the login screen.

  2. Power on the GoPro camera mounted to the desk.

    gopro with arrow pointing to power button

  3. Turn the dial to on for "talent lights" (white) and the “glass lights” (blacklight).

    talent light dial glass light dial
  4. Put up the privacy board on the desk and behind the camera to block out reflections.
    privacy board placement on desk


How to Record and Edit a Video

Use the Quicktime application to record a video using the lightboard. When finished, the image must be flipped horizontally, trimmed, and exported before it is ready to use.

  1. Open a new Finder window by clicking the icon in the dock on the bottom of the desktop.
    mac desktop with cursor on finder
  2. Open Applications>Quicktime Player.
    mac os with applications folder and quicktime selected*Note: the application won’t open a window, you will need to navigate to the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  3. Select File>New Movie Recording in the menu.
    quicktime menu with new movie recording highlighted
  4. Click on the arrow next to the red circular record button to change settings.

    record button collapsible arrow
  5. Select camera source as BlackMagic Ultra.Select microphone as USB CODEC. Select quality as High.camera source menu


  6. Select Record button to start and stop recording
    quicktime record buttonquicktime stop recording button
  7. When finished, select Edit>Flip Horizontal in the menu.
    quicktime edit menu with flip horizontal highlighted
  8. Trim video: select Edit>Trim in the menu bar and adjust the beginning and end of the video.

    quicktime edit menu with trim highlightedquicktime trim handles
  9. Export video: select File>Export>720p and save to the desktop or preferred destination.

quicktime file menu with export as and 720p selected


How to shut down the LED Lightboard Studio

  1. Shut down computer
    apple menu with shut down selected

  2. Turn off both lights
    talent and glass dials

  3. Power off GoPro
    gopro power button


ATC Support & Hours of Operation

Weekday Support, Monday - Friday

The ATC is open to in-person assistance. Support is available through the above remote options and on campus at CEN 208

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