Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Video Guide



SCREENCASTS
Downloading Online Videos
YouTube  * Video File  
Posting Video to your blog
YouTube  * Video File  
Windows Movie Maker Overview
YouTube  * Video File 
Using WMM to make a photo Slideshow
YouTube  * Video File  
Using Screencapture Tools
YouTube * Video File  
Posting a webcam video to YouTube
YouTube  * Video File

Video  Sites for Language Learning
Examples
Sites that can be used to download video from YouTube
  • Savefrom.net - Download from multiple video hosting sites
  • KeepVid.com - online download tool - paste in the video URL, choose your format, can convert
  • Torch Browser - click the Media button in the top right
  • Maxthon Browser (hover over the video and 'save')
  • Tubget.com - similar to Keepvid
  • Video2mp3.net - Convert Youtube videos to mp3 files
  • Downloadhelper.net - Firefox extension allows downloading and converting
  • Vixy.net downlaodable program that can be used to save video and audio from YouTube and other video sites. 

Screencapturing & Screensharing
Video Email Register here: http://eyejot.com/join Click 'Compose New Message'

 TV & Movie Viewing & Downloading

The most common way to edit videos on Windows using Windows Movie Maker. Another free options is Videopad (XP Friendly) Here are some WMM guides 
   Common WMM Functions
Click the Home tab, to import videos, photos, or music.  Add text by clicking Title, Caption, or Credit. 
Click the Edit Tab, move the cursor, and click the 'split' icon to splice your video to insert a transition or remove a portion of the video.
To save your projects as a video file, click File/Save Movie as.  Recommended for this project will determine filesize and quality for you 
'Create custom setting' will allow you to determine those settings.
'Save Project' will save the project so you can edit it later. 
Looking for Background music? https://vimeo.com/musicstore/track/52679/running-waters-by-jason-shaw

YouTube Tips

YouTube allows you to mark videos to watch later, keeps a history of everything you've watched (when logged in) and enables you to create playlists that can be public or private.  When watching a video, you can like it.  You can see all of your 'liked' videos by clicking 'Video Manager/Likes'. 

To Create a Playlist
Click on the top left menu/Playlists

Then click 'New playlist'



When you're viewing a YouTube video and would like to add it to a playlist, click 'Add to' and select our desired playlist. 







You can also add a video to one of your playlists by clicking 'Add to'.  You can also subscribe to that video producer, and click on the Transcript icon if available. 

Right Clicking Options
When you Right Click on a YouTube video you get a variety of useful options.
Closed Captions You can also click 'cc' to get automatic (usually imperfect) subtitles.

Filter Search Results Use the filter function to find videos that copyright friendly, closed captioned, or created by certain authors

Publishing a Video on YouTube

First, sign in at Youtube.com with you Gmail ID .


Then Click 'Upload'



There are two ways to publish videos on YouTube - upload a video file or record from your webcam.
 


If you choose 'upload video', you can upload any of these file types: .mpg, .mov, .wmv, .flv, .avi, mp4 Files can be up to 2GB in size, but must be less than 10 minutes. in length. After you chosen the file to upload, you'll see a window like the one below. Enter information about Title, Description, tags, and category.  You can also select your privacy settings. Then click 'save changes' and you're done.

If you choose to record from a webcam, you will probably see a window like this. Click 'allow' .   
Screencast Guide on using your webcam to post to YouTube below. 

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