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. In The Rise of Flash Video - Tom Green tells us: This is not to say QuickTime and Windows Media are dead technologies. They aren't by a long shot, but when it comes to putting video on the web, the Flash Player has rapidly become the only game in town.

eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise. However, often we find videos not being used optimally. Here are a few technical aspects to keep in mind when working with videos. Choosing source video. Don’t double compress videos – use uncompressed or lossless formats when compressing to FLV format. Encoding videos to FLV.

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ADOBE CAPTIVATE: Free Matching Images and Videos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During the first day of my Adobe Captivate Beginner class , attendees learn how to import and work with both images and videos. During the video portion of the class, we import a Flash Video (flv) which students love because without the background color in the video, it's possible to include an animated guide throughout a lesson. You’ll find matching cutout people and videos. by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT.

Adobe Captivate & the eLearning Brothers: Free Matching Images and Videos

Adobe Captivate

During the first day of my Adobe Captivate Beginner class , attendees learn how to import and work with both images and videos. During the video portion of the class, we import a Flash Video (flv) which students love because without the background color in the video, it’s possible to include an animated guide throughout a lesson. You’ll find matching cutout people and videos. by Kevin Siegel, COTP, CTT.

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. Import Audio as an FLV File. The format of the audio file is important because only Flash Video (FLV) files can be used for syncing events to audio. For example, if you created your audio as a WAV file, you will need to use a program like Adobe Media Encoder to convert it to an FLV file. by Jonathan Shoaf.

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Green Screen on a Shoestring: Part III, Production

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In the previous installment of this series, we provided a purchasing "checklist" for setting up a green screen video production studio. Part III of this tutorial series explains the production steps for recording, editing, processing and encoding video for use in Adobe Captivate eLearning lessons. The talent should be positioned as far away from the background as possible, while still providing the desired frame for the video. by John Gillmore and Bucky Dodd.

Adobe Captivate: Adding Videos to eLearning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      You can add several types of video into a Captivate project, including AVI, MOV, and Flash Video (FLV or F4V). To insert a video, open or create a Captivate project and then choose  Video > Insert Video  to open the  Insert Video  dialog box.  Most developers elect to use  Event Video  since videos that are confined to a single slide are easier to control.

Video Delivery Types in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

One of the most important factors to think about while using Videos in learning courses is how the video will be delivered to the learner. Captivate supports the following types of Video Delivery : Progressive download, RTMP Streaming, Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS). Video Hosting. Can be hosted on any Web Server or Flash Media Server (FMS). As you know, Captivate has two different video features : Slide Video and FLV Object (details here ).

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Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

This post is based on our experience with development of Flash based eLearning players over the years. Adobe’s Flash Professional is widely used for eLearning development but some organizations don’t allow running Flash Player or any other 3 rd party plug-ins for that matter in their web browsers. flv, *.js, flv [Flash video format] is not supported in some servers by default and it needs to be configured.

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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. Video Format and File Type. **If There are many different video formats you could export your finished video into. To help you understand video codecs and containers we wrote an in depth post about the differences of video files types. Other common video file types include: MOV (Apple Quicktime Movie).AVI

9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s an easy-to-use video editor. There are other free applications, and of course if you use a Mac, you have your own video editor. In either case, it’s easy to shoot video with a simple digital camera and edit it without a lot of expense. I don’t use it as much as I used to now that Articulate’s Studio ‘09 provides a video encoder. For rapid elearning converting to the SWF and FLV Flash formats are important and Format Factory supports this. FLV Player.

It’s time for upgrades, and a Poll

eLearning Development

Flash CS4 Professional. Articulate Presenter is arguably the most popular PowerPoint to Flash conversion tool available. It’s also an easy way to create Flash animations from slides. Studio 09 Standard includes Presenter, Quizmaker and Video Encoder. For Studio 09, Articualte added Articulate Video Encoder ‘09. This tool converts video files to FLV for inclusion in courses. It works fine, I just prefer Flash Video Encoder.

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Using Shortcut Keys to Increase Your Productivity

Adobe Captivate

Import video file. Insert Flash video placeholder. Insert video place holder. 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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M is for Media

Clive on Learning

I'm now convinced it's media - simple, linear audio and video. Leslie demonstrated how easy it was to narrate a PowerPoint presentation, export it as an MP4 video and play it back on a video iPod. I thought about Captivate, but that only exports Flash movies (SWFs). I thought about using special video converters to get to the output formats I wanted, but I was worried about what all this processing would do to the quality.

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