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! FLV (Flash Video Format).

How to compress PowerPoint presentations and reduce picture file size


Including high-quality images and videos often adds hugely to audience engagement, but it also adds file size. Adding to your file size means that your presentation is likely to sit on the unfriendly size of email etiquette, but it also means your PowerPoint will run a lot slower (and it may crash – see this article for more on that ). Here are five ways to compress PowerPoint file size for easy emailing and speedy running of your presentation.

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Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

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. Resizing pictures or videos on the slide doesn’t change the size of the underlying file. The downside of optimizing media files?

Delivering content in multiple formats – A common publishing challenge?

Magic EdTech

While free or freemium content, subscription-based sales, open authorship, and security all are growing needs in the education publishing market, the challenge that most common among publishers is delivering content on multiple devices in multiple device formats. Moreover, they had access to a stable, well-established physical format and set of aesthetics. ePub3 : This format accommodates mobile devices, eBook readers, and desktops.

Video Formatting for Online Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

When putting your videos online, there are so many different format options to consider. Compressing and formatting your video recordings include resolution, bit rate, and frame rate. A few common file types for video recordings are.MOV,MP4,AVI,WMV. Format. Bit rate (data rate) controls both the visual quality of the video and its file size.

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. Market Penetration The Flash player is installed on a higher percentage of end user computers than any other video format. And as more consumer sites continue to move to the Flash video format, it's even more likely that your audience will have an appropriate player.

Step 2: Preparing #Sketchnotes for Format, Flow, and Materials


You may be saying to yourself, “Self, isn’t preparing and format the same thing?” Format in this context is more about how your sketchonte reads rather than the physical shape and size. We’ll look at format as it relates to paper choice and sketchbook sizes in the materials section later in this post. FORMAT: Think of format on how you would lay out a document structure before writing. The format? Common Formats.

Select the Right Image Format


As a follow up on my last post about optimizing graphics , I want to address a few ideas concerning the best image format for elearning graphics. When you create graphics for a course, do you save all of the images in the same format? However, you can use various image formats to optimize the graphics in your course. No image format does everything perfectly. You should choose the format based on the image’s characteristics. Medium Quality. High Quality.

Podcasting for E-Learning: Setting Audacity Preferences

The E-Learning Curve

This ensures that the sound source and playback options are set correctly as well as bit-rate, quality indicators and so on. Sound Quality Tab. 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. For CD quality sound, record at 44,100 Hz.

How to Compress your eLearning Videos


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.

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. Even if you happen to have a microphone, it should be noted that there are tremendous differences in audio quality between the plethora of mics available. Lastly, how you export your edited audio can make a difference in its quality. It can make or break the user experience in eLearning courses.

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

The E-Learning Curve

There are two types of audio file in Figure 3: a stereo file which is typically used for music, and a mono file, which we use for narration. If you record a voice-over in stereo, you only double the file size, for no gain in quality. Edit/Duplicate will not create a new audio file.

Why You Should Always Compress Your Video Courses


While video files are getting higher in resolution (quality) internet speeds can’t keep up with the demand. Shorter video file size also means faster loading time and less buffering for your students. A good compression software can lower the size of a video by half. But, you may ask: Would that hurt the quality of the video? Here, I am going to use , one of the best free tools to compress videos without losing quality.

7 Best eBook Converters for Bulk Conversion


But what is the need for anyone to convert their work into digital format when original printed copies were already published? Kitaboo allows you to convert your PDF documents into ePUB3 and Mobi/KF8 eBooks with various interactive features such as video links, external hyperlinks, audio files and more. Supports batch conversion with high quality. Converts multiple file-formats including ePUB, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PDF, and more. Converts popular eBook formats.

Making elearning look good on retina displays


A previous blog post discussed the importance of optimizing graphics, which could seem contrary to what I just said, but with an easy trick, we can make graphics look good on retina displays, while still optimizing file size. One of the easiest ways to do this is to create your graphic with dimensions that are twice the size that you will need in your elearning. When you export the final image, save it in an appropriate format with the settings optimized.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

Most would agree that 30 fps is actually better, and you see more videographers using that standard if they’re shooting in digital format. Even though the video is technically of higher quality, it starts to look unnatural because the blurriness of fast-moving objects is part of how we view things in the real world. Note: To get the full effect, make sure you click the little gear icon at the bottom of the window and set the quality to 1080p60.

How to embed a YouTube video in PowerPoint


The thumbnail isn’t great quality, and you really notice the pixilation, even when small. While it looks like you can use the Video Format tab on the ribbon to alter the formatting of the video, don’t be fooled! In the video format tab on the ribbon, most styles you apply will work on the thumbnail, but the video will play in a standard, flat window. You can also access subtitles/closed captioning, which is great, and video quality and playback speed.

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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. In Storyline, click the link in the Quality link in the Publish dialog box to access the compression settings. The further right you move the sliders, the less compression you’re using, and the higher the quality (and larger the file size) you get.

5 Best Practices of creating an eLearning Video


Structure your information into bite-sized chunks. To achieve an effective learning program with videos, you should consider segmenting your video content into bite-sized chunks that can easily get absorbed. Ensure you compress your video into a smaller size to give access to mobile users. The higher the file size, the harder it becomes to watch for mobile users with a poor connection. Not all video formats work with mobile devices.

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


Creating a software training with static images and text: For many software trainings, learning content need not be too interactive or in video format. 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.

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. So to get a clear picture, let’s see the various formats supported by Adobe Captivate 9, Articulate Storyline, and Lectora 16.

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Brand-New Instilled Video Plugin Available for Open LMS Clients


You might also like: ‘ Hollywood Hacks: 4 Ideas for Affordable, Professional-Quality Video Learning Content ’. Instilled supports a huge variety of video formats, and clients can either choose from videos already within their media gallery or can drag and drop new content regardless of file size.

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Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Take into consideration the different screen sizes of the devices learners will access their learning on, while deciding the onscreen elements (HTML5 courses can be accessed on any device such as desktop, laptop, iPad, tablet, or any other Smartphone). Avoid.swf format for images; instead use.png or.jpg formats. The choice between the two depends on the smallest file size. Avoid.swf and.flv video formats as they might not be supported by some devices.

Image Optimization and Enhancement for Faster, Clearer, More Accessible Content

Magic EdTech

Then, we take the process a step further by creating carefully crafted tags and alt text to guarantee that all learners receive the information they need in the format that works best for them. Image optimization is the process by which high quality images are provided in the right format, resolution, and dimensions while minimizing the size of the image file. Image optimization and enhancement improve image quality and speed of download.

Host Your Corporate Training Videos on Your LMS – Why & How

CommLab India

Provide consistent delivery and quality training to all employees. Consider these factors while hosting training videos on an LMS : file size of the videos & compatibility, hosting charges, streaming server, and confidentiality of information. Once your training videos are ready, check their file size and compatibility with various players and browsers. Wmv, avi, mp4, mpg, mov, asf, flv, and 3gpare some common video formats.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. When we produce a video using video editing software , we are encoding the media to a particular standard or format. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

It gives your team bite-sized, just-in-time training modules when they need it most. “ Leaves, tree, red ” by Peng Sun is licensed by Pixabay. There’s a chill in the air — time to don a fleecy warm mask!

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9 Tips for Using Images in Your E-Learning Courses


Ensure the Images You Use Are High-Quality. It is essential all the images you include in your e-learning courses are high-quality. Therefore, make sure all the images you use enhance the quality of your e-learning course and improve the learning experience. Use a Consistent Image Format. They should all have a consistent format and design to ensure there is a good flow throughout the e-learning course. Size Is Important.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. When we produce a video using video editing software , we are encoding the media to a particular standard or format. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Why is My Video Blurry? – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

Nowadays, there are ultra high definition monitors, which is also commonly referred to as 4K (2160p) or 8K (4320p), or Retina display, but unless you have a very powerful computer, I would recommend 1080p to get started because if you do record in those higher dimensions, you will end up with very large files, thus slowing down your computer dramatically. Finally, the last topic I want to cover is file formats. This ensures a high quality video, at a low file size.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. When we produce a video using video editing software , we are encoding the media to a particular standard or format. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

No, I’m not one of those weirdos who insists that music must be listened to in the format it was originally created for; I don’t have Mozart recorded on a wax cylinder. It’s incredibly difficult to make a quality videos in one take. File Size Matters. Since I first owned an iPod, I’ve realized how much more space video files take up when compared to audio.

What is hi-res?

TechSmith Camtasia

Hi-res stands for high resolution, or denser image quality. The lo-res image on the right looks great at its normal size (100%), but when we zoom in, it looks choppy. Today, we usually only see pixelated images when images are enlarged or zoomed-in too much, or printed from a lo-res file. Heavy file size can be a clue, but not in all cases. The best way is to open up the picture in an image program and view the file properties.

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Prepress Guidelines Before You Publish an eBook

Hurix Digital

E-book publishing comprises of several stages, from high-quality digitization using the right tools and technology to image formatting, copy editing, and indexing. Similarly, color correctness also plays a very important role in determining the final quality of your e-book. Formatting and Compatibility. Therefore, it becomes important to focus on the format of your e-book.

Preventing Blurry Pictures: The Keys to Clear Images

TechSmith Camtasia

We’ve rounded up some of the best info we have on capturing high quality images – whether it’s a photo from a camera, or a screenshot on your computer screen. A few important terms related to pixels you might come across include: Resolution: size of the image in pixels (ex: 1920 x 1080). Pixel density: the relationship between resolution and physical size of screen (ex: 1080p, or ppi: pixels per inch). But there are, indeed, a bajillion different file types.

6 Factors to Consider while Digitizing Books at Scale

Hurix Digital

As content goes digital, more and more publishers and organizations are digitizing their physical books in formats such as the ASCII to easily distribute and reproduce them in the online space. The ASCII format helps to reduce file size and allows text to be searched, reformatted or processed by third-party applications. Commercial scanners: To digitize books on scale, consider commercial scanners with high quality digital camera with light sources on both sides.

Facing These Challenges with Mobile Learning? Check Out the Solutions

CommLab India

File sizes and formats that are compatible with a computer often lead to performance problems for mobile devices. Since phone sizes and hardware capabilities defer widely, multiple formats of the content have to be created, which can only add to a great deal of confusion. Solution: The screen size of mobile phones is increasing, at the same time the display quality and viewing angles are also getting better.