Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

While the word “compression” can conjure images of pixelated video, the process is both necessary and efficient with modern digital cameras. It gives you much smaller file sizes with minimal quality loss. MOV (QuickTime Movie) stores high-quality video, audio, and effects.

Green Screen on a Shoestring: Part III, Production

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

This reduces shadows and greatly improves the quality of the end product. You may find that having a still image of the Captivate lesson's interface placed behind the video will help with adjusting the video's settings and placement. FLV) and select the option to encode the alpha layer. by John Gillmore and Bucky Dodd. In the previous installment of this series, we provided a purchasing "checklist" for setting up a green screen video production studio.

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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. In Captivate 9, we can import only these image (Shift+Ctrl+M) formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, ICO, EMF, WMF, POT, POTX, and PICT.

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Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

GIMP is one of the better, if not the best, downloadable image editing and manipulation applications around. For more on free editing tools, see Image and Optimization Editors in the Resources section. Picasa is the other popular image editor and its from Google. FLV Player. If your a multimedia maven, then you need to play FLV files. You can download the free FLV player at CNET. It installs easily and the sound quality is good.

Hot List

Tony Karrer

Together these social signals indicate that the content is likely of higher quality (or at least of higher interest). There are some very cool new features especially our hot list feature coming out soon on the eLearning Learning Content Community. The site is beginning to take into account social signals.

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3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

Also, you may easily cut , copy , paste , adjust sound volume and trim Captivate offers you the ability to import a wide variety of video formats (such as AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG) and synchronize it with the slide you are working on. . Bottom-line: Captivate is the number one choice for creating high quality simulations. Simulations: Lectora lacks the power to create quality simulations compared to Storyline and Captivate.

6 Questions to Ask When Demoing Virtual Classroom Software

MeetingOne on eLearning

A screen share can be paused and used to snapshot the image. These altered images can be exported as needed. It provides the best resource for assessing the effectiveness of in-session delivery and the overall content quality. The challenge is that all of this content must be exported to be saved, on top of those annotated images from your screen share. The time has come to move your training programs forward into an interactive virtual classroom.

Reducing File Size for E-Learning Media

E-learning Uncovered

Let’s say you are developing a beautiful course on which you’ve spent a lot of time finding just the right images, audio, and video. You can also crop out pieces of the images you’re using if you don’t need the whole image. You can use PNG and GIF for images, graphs, charts, and diagrams, as well as small images with text, buttons, icons, and logos. Try it in the smallest file type first, and only go up to a JPEG if you aren’t getting the quality you want.