The wonderful Rachel Roberts put together these resources, tips and guidelines about working with video, although she does say a "big thanks to Pascale from myPortfolio learning languages group for a lot of this material".
TIP: you do not have to upload the software which come with your recording device - just open the file (often from the DCIM folder)
TIP: if you edit your video file (with Windows Movie Maker or Imovie or any other software) you can change the file format when sharing your edited file.
Converting Video Files
Converting video files to smaller files/other formats may result in some slight video quality loss.
TIP: once your files are shrunk and you are satisfied with size/format, delete the large original files of your computer/server/device: save space for other things!
Converting Video Files on a Windows computer
TIP: Format Factory also converts sound files to .mp3 (compatible with the Embedded media player) and picture files (if the pictures you get from your camera are too big to upload, convert them to .png)
TIP: your converted file will be save in the same folder as your original file. Wait till done, then check file has converted properly by playing it
Encoding a video file takes time, be patient! (you can close the exporter view if you want to while you wait)
Wait till done, then check file has converted properly by playing it.
Vimeo, Teacher Tube and YouTube, are three examples of sites where video files can be hosted.
Check which hosting site can work for you in your school - ask to be unblocked if necessary.
Videos uploaded to Vimeo and YouTube may need to be public to be able to be embedded in other sites.
By uploading videos to either of these sites you can:
TIP: you may choose to host your video files on external sites but still have to convert them to a smaller file size to allow for faster upload.
You don't need to buy expensive software or even download software, there are a number of video editing tools available straight through your browser. Some have apps that will work on your tablet or smartphone. You will need a reasonable level of bandwidth to work with these tools, some have more functionality & features than others, try them out:
If you have any tips or recommended tools please let us know in the comments below.
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