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!

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

While there are a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated — but it certainly can be. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. Containers (file extensions).

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Flash to HTML5 – Swiffy From Google

Upside Learning

This has come just in time for mLearning implementers; there is a new tool out in Google Labs called Swiffy that let’s one convert flash animation (swf files) to a device independent HTML5. We’ve been experiementing with Swiffy for a few hours now and it seems to do quite a decent job of converting SWF files. File sizes also seem to be very small; perhaps because of the plain text nature of HTML5. Weekly Finds Convert SWF Files To HTML5 HTML5 SWF To HTML5 Swiffy

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.

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.

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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Now videos can be part of all elearning content!

Adobe Captivate

Previously you would have needed a professional video editing tool to synch the Captivate movie and the talking head video. Worried about published file size? One of my favorite features this time is the new Video import and synch capability in Captivate. This adds a new paradigm in content authoring. Now you can add video content to your elearning just as easily as you were adding audio previously.

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4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

I’m an English speaker and not hearing impaired, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been watching a movie in my native tongue where an important line was glossed over because the actor either mumbled or doubled down on a bad fake accent. File Size Matters. Since I first owned an iPod, I’ve realized how much more space video files take up when compared to audio.

Something new under the hood

TechSmith Camtasia

Second, by saving you time and hard drive space when working with project files. High motion content being things like PowerPoint or Keynote animations, a Flash game, a movie trailer (for educational or journalistic purposes, please), and even everyday screen recordings that have lots of activity going on. Normally when you boost video quality or framerate, the file size also increases. Photo credit: Speedin'.

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Why I Love Shared Actions since over 4 years!

Adobe Captivate

Example movie (CP2017). Please watch this movie , one of the examples I will explain at the Adobe Learning Summit, session 202 ‘Make the most of Captivate’s Timeline for Advanced Workflows’ You will see in this movie how one shared action can be used both to skip slide audio on revisiting a slide, or to force to view the entire slide on first visit. This is an older version of the Example movie for which I posted a link above. Intro.

Notes from Adobe Learning Summit 2011

Learning Developments

When possible, load audio/video into the library and create instances of it in your learning to save duplications and file size. Consider larger font sizes greater than 24 pts for readability on Android's smaller screen size. Use code snippets to add drag and drop, play movies, add timers, move objects, and more. I'm back in my hotel room after a long day at the Adobe Learning Summit.

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

Tony Karrer

Flash files are very consistent in their playback. Several sources say that the same quality flash video format movie will have a larger file size and require greater bandwidth. Protection One of the specific questions I was asked was around caching and protection of the movie. Delivering a file via a standard HTTP request (without a streaming server) will leave the asset available.

Frame Rate: A Beginner’s Guide

TechSmith Camtasia

For example, movies are usually displayed at 24fps, since this frame rate is similar to how we see the world, and creates a very cinematic look. On the other hand, people who create animated GIFs will often sacrifice detail for a smaller file size and choose a low frame rate. 24fps – this is the standard for movies and TV shows, and it was determined to be the minimum speed needed to capture video while still maintaining realistic motion.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. Create Smaller File Sizes. The PowerPoint flash tools like Articulate Presenter are going to convert your PowerPoint content on each slide to a Flash movie file (.swf). The size of the.swf can vary based on the content on the slide. This can have an impact on how well your content runs over a network since larger files can take longer to load.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file. Create Smaller File Sizes. The PowerPoint flash tools like Articulate Presenter are going to convert your PowerPoint content on each slide to a Flash movie file (.swf). The size of the.swf can vary based on the content on the slide. This can have an impact on how well your content runs over a network since larger files can take longer to load.

Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

The ability to make a screencast video can also be used to showcase your creativity when playing games like Minecraft and recreating scenes from movies and/or filming music videos in simulation games like The Sims. create videos in a variety of commonly used file types. CamStudio’s website claims its software is so easy to use, you can learn it in a matter of minutes, thanks to their built-in help files. built-in help file.

Snagit for Google Chrome Keeps on GIF’ing

TechSmith Camtasia

Technically, when Snagit for Chrome records a screen it reduces the height of the final video recording to 720px if the screen or window is larger than that size. This is to have the best looking output with the smallest possible file sizes and easiest processing for the variety of computers, Chromebooks, Windows and Macs, that can use Snagit for Chrome. Animated GIFs are silent movies. The GIF can be more easily previewed than by opening the original file.

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. JPEG: (Joint Photographic Experts Group) Possible to reduce the size and quality of the original image. BMP: (bitmap image) Raster graphics image file format used to store bitmap digital images and export huge files. ICO: A format for icons of multiple sizes and color depths.

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Notes from DevLearn and the Adobe Learning Summit

Steve Howard

Hopefully you, my brave reader, can get similar value from my scribblings, but I make no apology for the size or the content of this blog post. Light – only a small (less than 100k) addition to the overall Captivate movie size. • AVI etc also easy, but usually much bigger file size. • all file properties save as xml. INTRODUCTION. Following is a largely unedited version of conference notes that I have just distributed internally where I work.