Talking to camera
Learning with e's
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
I have never been briefed on what to do when standing (or sitting) in front of a camera. I'll do a talk to camera at the drop of a hat. I would have no more than a minute or two to find out a little about them and formulate a few questions and then it was straight in with the live streaming interview. I seem to be doing a lot of interviews lately, a lot of which are on video.
Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs
AUGUST 23, 2016
While the word “compression” can conjure images of pixelated video, the process is both necessary and efficient with modern digital cameras. Like the “pinch” in an hourglass, compression helps devices and the internet keep up with a big stream of data. Often times your video camera will determine the container for your original video file as well. Preset outputs.
TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars
AUGUST 20, 2015
But we like to think the factor that sets our Webinars apart is our use of camera video. While setting up the system for live streaming video can be complicated and pricey, we’ve found it to be well worth the investment of time and money. Building an audience ahead of any live streaming is vital. Tips & How To's Live stream techsmith tips Video webinar wirecast
Seven 2017 Learning Trends: Novel or Norm?
JANUARY 10, 2017
Interactive video laser disks were quickly replaced first by VHS and Beta videotape and now by videos that can be shot and edited via a smartphone and streamed via the web. The newest iPhone, for example, has a very worthy video camera. At the start of a new year – or the end of an old one – we love to read about trends. Do trends really matter? I’ll let you decide. Intranets. Mobile.
Tin Can API: A Must for Blended Learning
APRIL 10, 2015
It provides a simple interface on devices like smartphones, tablets and computers to capture the streams of activities that learners undertake by converting them into simple statements. This is because course developers can take full advantage of all mobile features such as GPS, magnetometer, accelerometer, compass, camera, gyroscope, etc. What is the TIN Can API? How does it work?
Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Camera and lighting. Next you’ll need to adjust your camera and the light of the room you’re recording in. See more about cameras below.) You’ll also want to adjust the placement of your camera. Built-in cameras on laptops aren’t the greatest (an exception seems to be Apple computers tend to be pretty good). Free PDF with related tips at the end of this post!).
What’s on the TechSmith roadmap? We’ll tell you.
APRIL 21, 2014
What: Online, streaming event with live Q&A. Much of the content will be recorded in advance but you can text chat with TechSmithies throughout and we will respond to top questions live on camera. What if I can’t tune in to the live stream? If you’ve been following TechSmith for awhile, you may have noticed that the past year has brought a lot of changes.
All About Pixels
JANUARY 10, 2017
Video cameras will shoot certain resolutions (most often 1080p these days) and screen recordings are based on the resolution of the recorded screen. It takes a lot of computer power to run high resolution screens, which is why it takes a while for new resolution standards to be adopted into the main stream. Pixels are the small dots that make up your computer, TV, and phone screen.
Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond
MARCH 30, 2015
When the worker scans the object in front of him, the app uses the device’s camera to ‘understand’ it. Such devices can again, can be used for context sensitive content rendering, such as live streaming of a surgery procedure on the Google Glass.As Global mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014 and was nearly 30 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Like our post
The Green Screen Effect – TechSmith Tips
MAY 21, 2015
The green screen effect is a post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues ( chroma range). A camera, lights, a green or blue piece of cloth/fabric, and some editing software. These things can be tough for the camera to distinguish and can cause problems when editing later. Can’t see the embedded video?
How FocusAssist Works
APRIL 16, 2014
It uses the camera in a trainee’s iPad or computer to determine if the trainee is present and their level of engagement. While FocusAssist does use the trainee’s camera, no video or photographs are saved or streamed anywhere. It simply uses each frame from the camera to determine the user’s level of engagement and throws the image away. Looking Ahead.
JAY CROSS – Pushing the Envelope to the End
Performance Learning Productivity
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
He was also never without a camera close at hand to act as his ‘external memory’. His Flickr stream contains thousands of photos. “It all boils down to learning, but not the sort of learning you experienced at school. No, this is learning as a life skill. You’re learning all the time, taking in new information and making sense of it. He brought us together in 2009.
(almost) Everything about video for learning professionals
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
FEBRUARY 13, 2015
For this blog I suffice to say that you can screencast (make a movie of your computer screen), on-the-fly videos (amateur quality with iphone, ipad or simple camera), professional videos, web lectures and live stream (let online follow a meeting by people who are not there). January was our #videoleren theme on Twitter with the Ennuonline twitter tips. Tie a tie? Questions.
Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage and Reuse your Training Materials
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
These new learning styles are incredible opportunities for your association to create new income streams. They are hosting conferences with no video camera in the room capturing what could be an incredible income stream for their association. The next bit of innovation was purchasing a $300 HD camera and a tri-pod. They have videos sitting in a closet. Yes overheads.
Technology Shifts Shine a Light on the Future of Learning
JANUARY 28, 2017
Imagine how clumsy that will seem when you can simply toss a drone into the air and have it take pictures, and stream video, while it follows you around. Instructors can teach field workers from the comfort of an office while viewing a live video stream of a worker practicing his/her craft. The drone simply becomes another set of hands "holding" the camera. The tablet.
Thank You ScreencastCamp Supporters.
AUGUST 9, 2011
Kodak - My choice for adding camera video to your screencasts has been the Kodak zi8 video camera. Kodak has updated the zi8 camera and they're sending a couple of the updated model, the Kodak PLAYTOUCH camera. Campers will get to use this camera over the weekend and a few lucky people might even win one to take home! Come make history with us! Can't make it?
Content creation tools for e-learning
OCTOBER 8, 2014
One (or more) Camera(s). If you want to stream lectures in real time or have 1-to-1 conversations with your students, you’ll need to invest in a web camera. If you want to produce your own video material for your courses, then you’ll want to invest in a proper, non web, camera too. Word Processor / Text editor. Or maybe not ? A modern browser. Image Editor.
Using Mobile in Blended Learning
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Now that (more or less) everyone has a camera on their phone, it seems some of them can’t help but record everything that happens in front of them. Not only is it possible to film the event for future reference, trainers can now live-stream the session. Blended Learning has always sought to bring classroom learning and online learning together. Preparation. Administration. Live Feeds.
Using Video in eLearning Part One
JANUARY 20, 2016
We have found that compressing all video content allows quick access for users, smaller file sizes take up less storage space and help increase streaming and download speeds. Anything that you can do to be creative with camera angles, music, actors (or employee-actors), and editing will make an incredible difference and leave a lasting impression on your learner
Video Learning Platforms
MARCH 7, 2013
1995 – Real Media arrives on the internet scene streaming an entire baseball game that probably no one watched. Video itself - streamed, recorded, edited then posted, posted without editing, etc. – may/may not include audio incl. Video captured with a smartphone, tablet, digital camera (if available), DV and HD DVC (digital video camcorders), web cam, etc. 2012).
Where the LMS is Heading
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Yes, cameras themselves were aplenty, but video cams – sorry, not even close. Wall streams – On the rise – It is okay, you can leave FB – millennials already have – Snapchat anyone? It seems that every day I have been seeing articles on where is L&D heading, what will happen with the LMS market, the LMS industry, how much the LMS industry is worth and so forth. Especially when some of the folks now touting the LMS space were the same people writing about its demise. Well, I for one, never saw a demise. I never saw anything close to it. Big Data.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 3: Launching a MOOC
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Learning will simply become integrated into our life-stream. She works out loud and records it on her wearable camera (part of any one of the devices she''s wearing), and uploads it to a forum which happens to be part of the MOOC she is attending. The central term in this definition is connections. We march backwards into the future." Here are a couple of things that MOOCs are NOT.
Project Giant TechSmith Snow Spork
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Thanks to Conan Heiselt for making the giant snow spork, Kelly Rush, our videographer, for setting up the tech on this project (live stream, computer, cameras, etc), Jordan Skole, our intern for the idea to record the snow fall, and Lucas Anthony, our Logistics Coordinator, for adding the final touches (logo and decorations). Everyone has been preparing for the giant snow storm that's hitting the country. In Okemos, Michigan , where TechSmith is located, they're calling for a foot or more of snow! We thought it'd be fun to make a time lapse video to show the snow fall. Why not?!
Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
For example, online resources, such as TeacherTube, Khan Academy, and YouTube provide thousands of streaming educational video clips for teachers to use in their lessons. Today’s guest blogger is Michael F. Ruffini, Ed.D.! Michael is a Professor of Educational Technology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Because video is so ubiquitous, it is an invaluable educational tool.
12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools
DECEMBER 25, 2014
Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker. CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your Windows computer and create bandwidth-friendly streaming flash videos. When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. iMovie. iMovie allows you to turn your home video into your favorite film with just a few clicks. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video.
What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
I would add that the ability to upload via a digital camera or camcorder is not universal. As one vendor calls it a “stream” I think they need to tweak that word and add a couple more to truly assess what I think of that spin. Lately there have been quite a few articles relating to where the LMS is heading, what is the future of the LMS market and so forth. All interesting reads, but do they really get to the heart of the matter, which is how will it affect you the buyer and what advantages are available for the supplier (i.e. vendor)? Forecast #1. Curating Content.
Open door classrooms
Learning with e's
MAY 10, 2011
The next step would be to enable live web streaming, dynamic social networking and Twitter backchannels to operate while classroom sessions are in progress. That would depend I guess, on where the classroom cameras and mics were pointed/situated. with the advent of personal handheld devices, how long will it be before classroom learning is streamed out into the world regularly?
Learning with e's
DECEMBER 23, 2010
What happened was that while Brian was setting up his slideshow and preparing for his keynote, the microphone and video camera were live for about 60 seconds before he started. Recall earlier this year how the UK's former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was caught off camera but with his TV lapel microphone still live, making disparaging comments about a member of the public he had just met.
20+ eLearning Tools and Resources
JULY 24, 2014
Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker. CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your Windows computer and create bandwidth-friendly streaming flash videos. Sometimes building online courses can be a little more difficult than it seems, so why not have one place you can go to find the resources and help you need? We have compiled a list of different resources and applications to help you build your courses quickly and easily. Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! SCORM. Articulate. Audio.
10 Tips for Successful Webinars
MAY 13, 2015
Adjust the height and angle of the camera to ensure that your head and shoulders are properly centered and appear natural—the way they’d look if your guest were sitting across from you. Adjust your position as needed, or try placing some desk lamps in front of you (out of sight of the camera) to provide pleasant ambient light and minimize shadows. Instructors, lecturers, and subject matter experts: Get your next webinar off to a great start by following these quick rules—and by using 360training’s free webinar tools ! Do a system check prior to the event.
How Fortune 1000 Companies Succeed With Video
AUGUST 21, 2015
Its automatic editing algorithm, unveiled over the summer, determines what separate cameras at the same event are focused on, and uses this knowledge to decide when to cut to a different shot, just as a human editor would. It will let users stream ESPN over the web for $20 a month. Congratulations to the big players that’ve made the 2015 Fortune 1000 list! This list is an annual ranking by Fortune magazine of the top US companies by gross revenue, including both publicly and privately held US companies. The big question is: How’d they do it? The Walt Disney Company. Dish Network.
TechSmith AppShow – A Better Way to Show Off and Record iOS Apps
JULY 29, 2014
Before now, the “least worst” methods of capturing the screen of an iOS device were hardware or streaming workarounds. Or maybe you’ll want to combine screen capture footage with camera video to produce a bigger project. Have you ever wished for an easier way to capture what you see on your mobile device? We have, too. But, over time, we expect everyone will use it. Why now?
Four LMS Trends whose hype isn’t meeting reality
AUGUST 6, 2013
When I think of video, I think of people recording something with their video cameras, smartphones, tablets and other electronic means. Video streaming by the way is gaining some steam – but again, reality is settling in. Video takes up a lot of bandwidth and video streaming – not only do you need the bandwidth but you also need the speed to stream the video. So, why should you also have to pay either for the storage, or the stream speed or any cost hidden or otherwise for the storage capacity? Let me ask you a question. Miami Vice. Irony?
Top 10 LMSs for 2013
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Can record live events and stream them or place them on the platform for future viewing. Can zero in with a mobile device in recording, even with a DV camera – so it is not just a wide shot when recording – which is awesome function for product demonstrations, heck even when showing someone how to do whatever. Hello from sunny Los Angeles. Back again to bring this first in a series of rankings for the top ten learning management systems for 2013. As many of you will around know, these rankings are just the first in of series. 100% independent. No spin. Pluses. Minuses.