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!

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

Gyrus

The only thing that will make it right is when you see that constant stream of cool clear water. In web based training, your job is to keep the WBT streaming; to ensure the learner gets her WBT course. 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. In fact, most LMS’s have a maximum file restrictor built in.

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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.

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? Captivate 5 gives you the option to either embed the video in the project, or to stream it from an external Flash streaming server of your choice. 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.

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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.

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

Tony Karrer

Flash files are very consistent in their playback. Better "Streaming" In general, the Flash video format is very good at playing as it streams down additional content. WMV Format, Quicktime and Real either require a streaming server to achieve the effect or do not do as good of a job. Several sources say that the same quality flash video format movie will have a larger file size and require greater bandwidth.

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.

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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