Using Lectora to Sync Audio

Integrated Learnings

Most multimedia developers are familiar with audio timing in frame based applications like Adobe Flash and other movie editing software. This concept is a little different when using Lectora to sync audio. Lectora allows developers to set events that occur at flagged times within audio. For some, this may actually be a preferred way of syncing events to audio. Audio timings are set with the Lectora audio editor. Import Audio as an FLV File.

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Animations – Audio sync issue

Adobe Captivate

A few of the users have observed that the animations which have some audio or flv video embedded in them, when used in Adobe Captivate, face sync issues. The embedded audio starts playing ahead of the actual timing of the animation which was leading to audio going out of sync. Worry no more, here is

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How to Add Closed Captions to Video and Audio in Lectora

Trivantis

Lectora and Lectora Online support adding captions to FLV and MP4 video formats. Part II: How to Add Closed Captions to Audio Files. Lectora 11 and higher supports adding closed captions to FLV and MP3 audio files using the same steps as for video above: insert the audio file, and then on the Audio Properties ribbon select Add Captions. Again, you may need to use Convert to MP3 to change your audio file format (for example, from WAV or WMA).

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How to Add Events to Audio and Video in Lectora and Lectora Online

Trivantis

Lectora® and Lectora® Online make it easy to synchronize events—add actions—to audio and video playback. This blog will show you step-by-step how to synchronize events to audio and video files within Lectora and Lectora Online titles. For more information, view the Information Center (aka Help) topics on “Synchronizing events of an audio/video object.”. And of course you will want to have the audio or video file recorded. Step 2: Insert Audio or Video File.

Some interesting Moodle audio visual plugins just released

The E-Learning Curve

The Nanogong plugin allows audio-only recording inside Moodle repositories. The Riffly plugin allows audio-only or audio-video recording inside Moodle repositories. Encoding in Flash FLV forma,t files can be stored on riffly.com servers or downloaded to Moodle. Tags: podcasting plugin Moodle audio visual LMS LCMS I've been discussing podcasting in some depth recently: today I've decided to take a break from the topic, and tell you about a related subject.

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Lights, Camera, Action.Learn

Integrated Learnings

At times you'll want to take video from another shot and mix it in with another audio track. If you can barely hear the narrator, you can use audio editing software like Adobe Audition or Soundbooth to fix it. Export to a format that Captivate supports, like FLV, and then import it into the program. Audio Video Captivate Adobeby Jonathan Shoaf. A good quality video can be a very helpful resource for workplace learning.

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PowerPoint: My New Favorite (Free!) Video Converter

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Not only can you convert a wide variety of online video content to MP3, AAC, WMA, M4A, OGG, MP4, 3GP, AVI, MPG, WMV and FLV, but you can also adjust the audio volume and bitrate as well as the video aspect ratio. by AJ George.   I have written a few articles on how to get online videos (like YouTube) into PowerPoint presentations (links below).   PowerPoint 2007 (with internet).    PowerPoint 2007 (without internet).   PowerPoint 2008 for the Mac.

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. Captivate also bundles the Adobe Media Encoder, allowing you to import video in any popular format, and the same is converted into FLV and placed on your slides.

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Green Screen on a Shoestring: Part III, Production

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

For audio, make the appropriate connections with the wireless microphone system and ensure the audio levels are within an acceptable range. FLV) and select the option to encode the alpha layer. by John Gillmore and Bucky Dodd. In the previous installment of this series, we provided a purchasing "checklist" for setting up a green screen video production studio.

How To Edit Video: Reducing File Size

TechSmith Camtasia

AVI (Audio Video Interleave – Microsoft).WMV FLV (Flash Video Format). Audio. Sometimes audio can create larger file sizes, though most of the time recording devices and software will compress your audio so as not to create large file sizes. In addition, it is very rare that uncompressed audio is going to make an audible difference to your viewers. After you’re done editing your video, make sure to export with compressed audio.

E-learning Development: Selecting the Right Audio, Video, and Image Format

CommLab India

When developing an eLearning course using rapid authoring tools, you should know which format is supported by the tool to import audio files, videos, and images. If the tool does not support the image, video, or audio format you want to import, you will have to waste time converting them into the required format. Audio (F6) formats include MP3 and WAV. This format compresses the audio file but quality is lost. Video formats include AVI, MOV, MPEG, WMV, ASF, and FLV.

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9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Audacity is an open source audio editor. I usually record my audio directly in the rapid elearning tools. However, if I have a larger project, then I like to break my production up into chunks and keep my audio separate. For rapid elearning converting to the SWF and FLV Flash formats are important and Format Factory supports this. I mainly use it to convert FLV to other media for easy editing since I can’t find an easy FLV editor. FLV Player.

Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

We can insert videos in all three tools and also add streaming videos.Supported formats are MP4, FlV and AVI. Audio. We can insert audios in Articulate Storyline and Lectora. Adobe Captivate allows us to import audios in more than 10 ways. Audio Synchronizing. Selecting the right authoring tool for rapid eLearning projects is a process riddled with uncertainty. How will you know which eLearning tool to work with? I have worked on several authoring tools.

Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. It doesn’t have video or audio chat, though. CamStudio can record all the screen actions on your computer, as well as an audio narrative, and create AVI files which can converted to a streaming Flash (SWF) format. FLV Player.

Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Rapid e-Learning Masterpieces

Trivantis

Audio – Use the Record Narration function to record within Snap! Flash animations – Add existing SWF or FLV files to Snap! by Lectora® rapid e-Learning software is a flexible and powerful PowerPoint plug-in tool that makes rapid e-Learning content creation super speedy. To further save on development time, many e-Learning professionals draft out their course, or storyboard, using PowerPoint software.

Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Rapid e-Learning Masterpieces

Trivantis

Audio – Use the Record Narration function to record within Snap! Flash animations – Add existing SWF or FLV files to Snap! by Lectora® rapid e-Learning software is a flexible and powerful PowerPoint plug-in tool that makes rapid e-Learning content creation super speedy. To further save on development time, many e-Learning professionals draft out their course, or storyboard, using PowerPoint software.

Camtasia Studio Training Hits the Road.

TechSmith Camtasia

Setting up audio and recording system audio. MP4, SWF, FLV, WMV - which one? Calling all Camtasia Studio users! Ryan Eash, from TechSmith's User Assistance team, is hitting the road for the EDUCAUSE conference. Before the conference starts, he will give a few training sessions in California. Ryan will conduct two 3 hour sessions - one for beginner Camtasia Studio users and another for intermediate Camtasia Studio users at the University of California in Irvine on October 15.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

The latest version, Articulate ’09, has some interesting new features like Single-slide Preview, FLV Support, Easy Audio Editor, and Articulate Branding Removed. Articulate’s suite of products rate high in the rapid authoring segment. We have used them for several projects, and have found them very effective for development and simple to use. They give standards-conformant output, and save development time and cost.

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3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

Without making it too complicated, I’ll only focus on their capabilities such as support for simulations , animations , audio/video , and mobile support. Audio/Video editing: Although Storyline allows you to record and edit both audio and video, you can only do so while creating a simulation. This means the user cannot edit the screen and audio separately. Audio/Video editing: You can record and edit audio within the software.

Camtasia Training in Philadelphia

TechSmith Camtasia

Audio enhancements. MP4, SWF, FLV, WMV - which one? Get hands-on Camtasia Studio training from TechSmith's top trainers! We're coming to Philadelphia to give you the one-on-one Camtasia Studio training experience. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics, or an intermediate user in need of some tips and tricks, we have a Camtasia Studio training class that's right for you.

How to Use Lectora to Create Accessible Courses

Trivantis

Video and audio skins are disabled. Audio and video include captions and transcripts. To accomplish this, Lectora enables you to add closed captioning to video (FLV and MP4) and audio files (MP3, FLV, and M4A) within your title. To add closed captioning: Select the Add Captions button on the Video or Audio properties ribbon. Save and import the modified file to use with the video or audio. Audio captions are not yet available in Lectora Online.

Using Shortcut Keys to Increase Your Productivity

Adobe Captivate

Record audio. Import audio. Find audio in the Library/Change text to Bold. Show Audio Management panel. Insert an FLV file. Shortcut keys provide an easier and quicker way to navigate and use Adobe Captivate. They let you use keyboard key combinations instead of a mouse or program menu. The common shortcut keys are listed in the table. It’s amazing just how much time you can save when you know the shortcut keys to use when using Captivate.

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Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower

eLearning 24-7

Library pulls in your video, audio, flash and image files right from your video,image, flash, audio folders on your computer – GREAT IDEA – although I wish they added HTML5. Audio recorder and adding audio. When you move over a video MP4 file onto your page, it converts to FLV video – but when you decide to publish and select video – you can output the entire project as a MP4. Audio – Add audio to the page, similar to above issue.

Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

Keeping Up” features : Add FLV video, branch using the player’s Next/Back buttons, hide slides in the navigation panel, disable navigation on individual slides, and customize/translate text labels. Differentiating features: Use PowerPoint page transitions, add a controller to audio or video added via PowerPoint, End Show action that closes the course window, submit quiz and survey results via CGI. Add controller to audio or video embedded in PowerPoint slides.

Video Format Comparison - Flash Video Format - WMV Format - Quicktime - Real

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked what video format to use and particularly about the differences between the Flash Video Format (FLV) and Windows Media - WMV Format. By contrast, audio, video, and data streamed to Flash clients using Flash Media Server are not cached on local client machines. In The Rise of Flash Video - Tom Green tells us: This is not to say QuickTime and Windows Media are dead technologies.

Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

Audio Resources. Levelator : automatically adjust the audio levels in your narration. Audacity : free open source audio recording and editing software. Myna : easy-to-use online audio editor that includes a library of assets. Creative Commons audio : good sites to get free audio for your courses. Preview Flash content on your computer: SWF Player and FLV Player [ original post ]. Also includes video, illustration, and audio clips.

10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos

CommLab India

The Action Fine-Tuning feature makes edits and changes to the frames; the Multimedia Support feature allows you to edit videos, audio, and images, without complex conversions or encoding. This also allows you import videos in different formats such as MPEG, FLV, AVI, and more. Edit audio with the free audio editing tool Audacity. Edit audio and video; you can add background music.

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Review of Snap! 1.1 Update

E-learning Uncovered

Keeping Up” features : Add FLV video, branch using the player’s Next/Back buttons, hide slides in the navigation panel, disable navigation on individual slides, and customize/translate text labels. Differentiating features: Use PowerPoint page transitions, add a controller to audio or video added via PowerPoint, End Show action that closes the course window, submit quiz and survey results via CGI. Add controller to audio or video embedded in PowerPoint slides.

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

audio/video, full text search, WebDAV support to drag and drop files for sharing, document sharing, notification and messaging support including email, SMS and portal. flv), HTML5, docs, pdf, etc. While the race is on for people to get LMSs and LCMSs, there are some people who either do not want or need a LMS/LCMS, but want to create a learning community or more often, some type of portal – intranet or internet.

M is for Media

Clive on Learning

I'm now convinced it's media - simple, linear audio and video. Once I was happy with the quality, I first exported to Flash video format (FLV) and uploaded this to YouTube - you can see the results here - and then again to MP4 for the iPod. I only got to attend two sessions when I was at DevLearn in San Jose and both happened to be about m-learning. Now I don't have a great passion for mobile devices, probably because - working from home - I spend a lot of time in one place.

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Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

The “Files&# area contains all the images, video, audio, etc., Video – flv only. EasyGenerator. EasyGenerator is a SaaS based content authoring tool that is like a piece of fine sculpture, with some cracks, but beauty that is hidden within. Good, Average & Poor. Extremely feature rich – can compete with Captivate and other authoring tools.

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. Optimizing your graphic, audio, and video files will help reduce the size of your e-learning courses. Audio: The two easiest ways to reduce audio file size is the file type and the bitrate. Adjusting the bitrate, which is a setting you can usually choose when saving, is another way to compress an audio file.