How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

TechSmith Camtasia

Video file size can be tricky and the concept of reducing video file size has many technical variables associated with it. You may want to reduce file size to more easily send to your co-workers, or complete your upload to YouTube quicker. It can be hard to know where to start when trying to reduce file size. Below we’ve put together some helpful information to get you started on your file reduction journey! Audio.

Suggestions for max audio file size in a project for html streaming?

Adobe Captivate

Hi, Are there any standard suggestions for max file sizes for html5 projects? I have a lot of audio in my project and Im not sure if I will have loading issues. I have around 40 mp3 files totaling around 40 MB. The post Suggestions for max audio file size in a project for html streaming? Audio Media Question Adobe Captivate audio tracks question Tips and Tricks

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How to Play the eLearning File Size Game Without Losing Quality

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever had to play the File Size Game? The game we play is when we decrease course file sizes to load faster for your learners without losing quality. You might want to have a file size game plan. File Size Game Strategy. If you had a course with video, audio, and images. If your course are loading slowly, what media files are you going to downsize first? I think of the file size game like so: First, reduce image files.

Uses for Audio in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

First, the audio narration slowed me down. Since I didn’t need the visuals to understand the audio, I decided to listen to the course like a podcast while glancing at email and other stuff. So when is audio worthwhile? Although I had never designed an eLearning course to include full audio narration, the experience reinforced that I probably shouldn’t go down that path in the future. When you consider that incorporating audio is an additional project expense (e.g.,

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Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Let’s say you are developing a beautiful course on which you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right images, audio, and video. Some of these photos had a file size of 10MB or higher. Imagine building an e-learning course with dozens of photos this size–the course size would cause all sorts of problems with the students. Optimizing your graphic, audio, and video files will help reduce the size of your e-learning courses.

Adobe Captivate: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to. You can record audio directly to slide objects, a single slide, multiple slides, or the project background. Regardless of your choice, you'll find yourself in the Slide Audio dialog box. After clicking the Device link in the Audio dialog box, the Audio Settings dialog box will open. Constant Bitrates (CBRs) produce smaller file sizes. by Kevin Siegel.

Design - Audio - Podcasting - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

get the file size you want … - Adobe Captivate Blog , September 11, 2009. Audio (18). Best of eLearning Learning. September 4, 2009 to September 11, 2009. Upcoming Free eLearning Webinars. Dr. Henry Mintzberg on Managing, Leadership, and Organization Development <!–( –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 21, 2009. Marketers And Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! <!–( <!–(

Daily Bookmarks 07/25/2008

Experiencing eLearning

elearninglive.com » Captivate Audio Output Settings Comparison - Part One - Encoding Bitrate. Mark Siegriest is trying to find the best audio settings to balance sound quality and file size. The most surprising finding in this is that at the lowest bitrates, the file size actually went up, not down. 32kbps was the smallest file size in his sampling. tags: captivate , e-learning , audio , audacity.

Adobe Captivate (2019 release) and Smart video recording – Webcam + Screen

Adobe Captivate

Most of the time you won’t need to do anything other than click the Publish You can use this dialog to name your file, and to select a destination location. You can also adjust the size of the video that you produce. The profile and encoding settings have been preselected to give you the best results, if you are trying to reduce file sizes or tackle complex bandwidth problems, those settings can be adjusted here.

Adobe Captivate 5: Two-Bits for the Best Rate

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You can easily record audio from within Captivate by choosing Audio > Record to. You can record audio directly to slide objects, a single slide, multiple slides or the project background. Regardless of your choice, you'll end up within the Slide Audio dialog box.   In the lower left of the Slide Audio dialog box is a Settings button. Clicking this button will reveal Captivate's Audio Settings. by Kevin Siegel.

Do You Hear That? It’s Your eLearning Course Sounding Better

eLearning Brothers

Quality audio is more important than you realize. There are several things you can do on your own to secure better quality audio without having to spend loads of money. Just because you can record audio with a device doesn’t mean that audio is sufficient. The two biggest less-than-desirable audio recording device culprits are laptop mics and cell phones. The key is to get the best audio you can to begin with.

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Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

Checking the Audacity preferences is very important step and should be done before you begin editing any audio. Set Audio Input & Outputs. Select the Audio I/O tab from the choices across the top of the Preferences Dialog box. The Quality tab is where you’ll set the quality of your audio. The higher the sample rate, the better quality your audio, but the larger the file size will be.

Podcasting for E-Learning – Tour of Audacity’s User Interface

The E-Learning Curve

There are also a range of audio-specific functions including the facility to analyze the audio signal, generate white noise, a pure note tone, or a click track, as well as a range of audio effects including: Noise reduction (NR) to remove background noise Normalization (increasing or decreasing the amplitude of an entire audio signal so that the peak amplitude matches a desired target. Most important is the audio waveform itself.

Video in Captivate – Embed Vs Stream

Adobe Captivate

Video files are often large. What that means is 30 full size pictures, a second, are created. If your video is 60 seconds long, then it has 1800 pictures, and that doesn’t even include the larger audio files that comes with them. To accommodate these bigger files Captivate offers two workflows. A progressive download means you are importing the file directly into your project. The video won’t play until the whole video file is loaded. •

Notes from Adobe Learning Summit 2011

Learning Developments

Video and Audio in Adobe eLearning Suite 2. Rick Zanotti of RELATE corporation presented on best practices for video and audio in Captivate. When possible, load audio/video into the library and create instances of it in your learning to save duplications and file size. Use the preloader to download audio/video that is at the beginning of your project so that it is ready when the learner starts using the content. Video Captivate Adobe audio Android widge

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Reduce the Size of a Captivate Project

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Adobe's Mukul Vinay Lele has written an article that includes a workaround for bloated project sizes that you might encounter in your Captivate projects. Recently our customer Paul Thrippleton raised a CPTX file size bloating issue in forums. We worked on it and have found out that the issue is seen because of the audio files (.wav wav and.mp3 files).

8 Expert Tips for Making E-Learning Videos

Capytech

Even to video professionals, the difference in perceivable quality between a compressed video and a full-sized video when watched on a mobile device is marginal. Compressing them will reduce the file size, which will reduce download times and put less strain on learners’ phones while playing.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Embedding Fonts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Here's how to embed TrueType fonts in a PowerPoint presentation: From the PowerPoint ribbon, choose File > Options. From the Preserve fidelity when sharing this presentation: area , select (check)  Embed fonts in the file.   Choose the option under Embed fonts in the file that applies best to your situation. Reusing PowerPoint Animations and Audio In a Captivate Project.

e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works

Gyrus

First is the file size of the course itself. This is the number you see when you look (in Windows Explorer for example) at the zip file after you have published your course. The size of your course is going to affect everything downstream because it tells you just how much “water” you are trying to pipe down the hose! In fact, most LMS’s have a maximum file restrictor built in. Second is the type of video or audio files used in the course.

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How to create eLearning courses at zero budget

Your Training Edge

Questions can be enhanced with images, formulas, and audio and video. If you prefer watching videos, this one will let you quickly get started with the tool: YouTube video: Courses and quizzes adapt to any device and screen size so learners can take training 24/7, wherever they prefer. The good thing about the app is that it puts no limits on the number of courses, slides, or file size, and adds no annoying watermarks to your courses.

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How to Design Fantastic M-Learning with 9 Guidelines

Infopro Learning

Things like connection speeds will help you determine the technology to use for your m-learning, and also the file size and the type of elements you use. Make bit-sized learning. Know the size and resolution. Wisely choose graphics for your m-learning module based on the device resolution and size. This helps to edit each graphic element separately by changing the shape, size, position and adding color. Choose graphical and audio elements.

How to Compress your eLearning Videos

LearnUpon

Videos files are typically large and bulky resulting in slow upload and download times, not to mention full hard drives. However, there are some simple tactics you can use to reduce the size of your video files. . Why reduce the file size of a video? Storing and managing large video files becomes problematic very quickly. You can resolve this by reducing the file size during video production or by using compression techniques after post-production.

Review: Slidewise

BrightCarbon

From here you can journey through a list of all the assets present in your deck; images, audio, video, embedded objects/chart data and, most importantly to me, FONTS! A break from waving my wand and converting files to XML to remove unwanted guests.

mLearning: Some Technical Tips

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Keep file sizes relatively small. Be mindful of how many images you use and their sizes. Minimize the use of audio. Not only does audio make file sizes larger, but it will often be a wasted addition. While PDAs can usually play stereo sound, often mobile phones can only play mono sound, so when you do create sound files, consider creating a mono version specifically for mLearning.

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ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. You have two sliders for Video and Audio Quality that ranges from Low to Very High. There is of course a tradeoff between quality and file size. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: Lowering the Size of Published SWFs

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Fortunately, adding interactivity to a lesson does not negatively impact the size of the published SWF. Rather, imported assets such as audio, video and images are the main culprits behind SWF bloat. There are some things that you can do while working in Captivate that may lower the size of the published SWF. However, if you can trim the lesson down to 2-3 minutes of playtime, you'll save on SWF file size. by Kevin Siegel.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. You have two sliders for Video and Audio Quality that ranges from Low to Very High. There is of course a tradeoff between quality and file size. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

ARTICULATE STORYLINE 360: Publishing to Video

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Video files are self-contained.   Under Size and Quality, there are a few choices: Dimensions. This is where you can select a size for video from a drop-down menu. If video size is not a factor, you can go as high as full 1080p HD for nice quality. You have two sliders for Video and Audio Quality that ranges from Low to Very High. There is of course a tradeoff between quality and file size. by Kal Hadi, COTP.

Qarbon Camtasia and Adobe Captivate

Tony Karrer

Question from a reader, hoping you can provide your thoughts: I am in the process of selecting an elearning tool that is easy to use, quick to create the demos and does not bloat the file size much. Also every screen would have audio (voiceover with my voice) accompanying it. Qarbon Pros: Less File size. Cons: Worried about file size for both of them The more I am researching, the more I am getting confused.

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The Best (WordPress) LMS Hosting

LearnDash

Elearning is content heavy, which include videos, images, audio, and the like. In our particular situation, we needed to have a demo site delivering mock-courses using the LearnDash software – we had to find a hosting services that was capable of handling larger file sizes and active users. One of the biggest challenges for anyone who is implementing a learning management system is finding a hosting provider that is both reliable and scale-able.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools. You can choose from a Standard setting (an optimized compression level designed to keep file size low and still maintain quality) or Custom if you’d like to manually set the quality settings for the different media types. The Optimized for Web Delivery settings use optimized compression levels to keep file size low.

Using Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Record (sound and audio). A big challenge when using video is to keep a high-level of quality but not have the files size too big. Video is really taking off in the eLearning world and can add to the effectiveness of content. However, when using video there are many things to think about. Typical steps to get video into an online course: Script the video on paper. Compress/Render. Insert into eLearning authoring tool. Place on server. Open up access to the learners.

Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success

G-Cube

Also keeping the limited memory capabilities of mobile devices, it is a good idea to use cloud-computing file storage and sharing sites for access to reading resources or assignments. It is also good to consider unconventional assignment options such as the inclusion of multimedia options like audio-casts or videos that learners can create and share. Similarly, a clip-on magnifier can easily be attached to increase font size and visibility.

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Software Training With E-Learning: Ways To Create Effective Training Within Available Means

G-Cube

For one, the learning content created with images and text has smaller file size and thus can be disseminated easily – even if learners are using hand-held devices to access the content or have limited or slow internet connections. Audio narration can also be added to explain in detail some of the features that will be utilized the most.

Size of Captivate Files

Tony Karrer

In reference to my article Captivate File Size Tricks for Software Training via Simulations , I was just asked: I was hoping you could answer a real easy question for me? For an enterprise wide LMS system, would a Captivate movie (file) that is 1.5mb or less too big? I think this file size is micro, and that for real good elearning a file size of 40+mb is getting to a threshold. MB file. I would with a 40MB file.

Digital Prepress – Simplifying the Workflow for Publishers

Hurix Digital

The term “pre-press” is used to describe the process of preparing files for a printing press , making them ready for printing. Digital Prepress” is the new era terminology replacing the traditional term with digital preparation of files for printing. What is digital prepress?

Now videos can be part of all elearning content!

Adobe Captivate

Now you can add video content to your elearning just as easily as you were adding audio previously. In a workflow that mimics the 'audio editing with slide preview' workflow, now in Captivate 5 you can import any video, and synch the Captivate slides or objects on a slide to be in step with the video. Worried about published file size? One of my favorite features this time is the new Video import and synch capability in Captivate.

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