Talking to camera

Learning with e's

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. That's the kind of stuff I get up to in the classroom when there's a camera to perform in front of.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

Visual Lounge

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.

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TechSmith Tips – Getting Started with Video Webinars

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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. What is a Webinar?

4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Just get a video camera and record the beetle so everyone can see a blown up image of that lil guy. That’s why it’s important to get your thoughts organized before you sit down in front of a camera.

Tin Can API: A Must for Blended Learning

Origin Learning

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.

Recording Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

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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. I’ve used a Microsoft Life Camera that can record 1280×720.

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What’s on the TechSmith roadmap? We’ll tell you.

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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?

Curated Insights: Using Video to Drive Learning


Thanks to the spiffy cameras in our pockets and apps like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube, video is now a primary medium for everyday communication. Live streaming helps us bring live conversations to people who may never have a chance to engage in person. “I just think that we’re going to be in a world a few years from now where the vast majority of the content that people consume online will be video.“

Watch Out For These Trends in Mobile Learning: 2015 And Beyond

Origin Learning

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

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All About Pixels

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Video cameras will shoot certain resolutions (most often 1080p these days) and screen recordings are based on the resolution of the recorded screen. Pixels are the small dots that make up your computer, TV, and phone screen. Digital displays are comprised of pixels.

How FocusAssist Works


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.

The Green Screen Effect – TechSmith Tips

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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.

(almost) Everything about video for learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

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).

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JAY CROSS – Pushing the Envelope to the End

Performance Learning Productivity

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.

Long Live Your Education Sessions: How To Repurpose, Repackage and Reuse your Training Materials

Association eLearning

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.

Thank You ScreencastCamp Supporters.

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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. We'll be streaming some of the proceedings live.

Content creation tools for e-learning


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.

Video Learning Platforms

eLearning 24-7

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. Stream your video. Flashback.

Using Video in eLearning Part One

ICS Learning

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. Video is a learning game changer.

10 Years Of The iPhone And L&D Has Some Learning To Do


10 years of the iPhone have seen industries disrupted as music streaming, video on-demand, social media, Uber and Amazon, as well as countless other services, help consumers achieve so much more in far less time.

Using Mobile in Blended Learning

Growth Engineering

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.

Where the LMS is Heading

eLearning 24-7

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.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 3: Launching a MOOC

ID Reflections

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.

Project Giant TechSmith Snow Spork

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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.

Proof of Disruptions - Tip #125

Vignettes Learning

Other technologies that are at our full disposal include video cameras, self-publishing platforms, social media, live streaming and many more. When you hear the word “disruption,” what do you think about?

Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!

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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.!

Technology Shifts Shine a Light on the Future of Learning


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.

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Open door classrooms

Learning with e's

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.

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Weird recursion

Learning with e's

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. Brian Kelly has posted a fascinating analysis of the success of my slideshow 'Web 3.0 - the way forward?'.

What is in store for the LMS Space: My Forecasts for 2016

eLearning 24-7

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.

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How Fortune 1000 Companies Succeed With Video

KZO Innovations

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!

Small E-Learning Budgets? Create Your Own Training Videos

CommLab India

CamStudio is a free, open source desktop recorder that streams video software. Invest in a reasonably good camera, microphone, or tripod. As a training manager, you are always faced with the conundrum of building an effective online course within a limited budget.

10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

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.

TechSmith AppShow – A Better Way to Show Off and Record iOS Apps

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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.

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