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Capture Audio from Your Applications (like a Web Browser) on a Mac

products-icon-soundflowerSometimes, you would like to capture audio coming from different applications on your computer. A question we sometimes get at the ETC is, how can I capture audio that is playing from my web browser? They would like to record the audio and save it for teaching purposes. If you’re on a Mac, a free tool called Soundflower can help you capture audio playing on a web browser. Other people have used Soundflower with other built in applications on the Mac, like Quicktime Player, to capture both audio and video in the web browser.

You can download Soundflower for free here: http://code.google.com/p/soundflower/.

When using Soundflower, you will have to configure the output and input options for your audio to capture audio using Quicktime Player. When capturing audio, you will not hear the output of the audio through your normal speakers, but you can always open the Soundflower software to hear what you are capturing. This application will capture any sound on your computer, including notification sounds and audio adjustments you make on your computer, so just be aware what you are capturing when using this application. You may want to disable some sounds on your computer before capturing audio.

To see a comprehensive walk-through on how to use Soundflower with Quicktime Player, check out Christopher Breen’s Macworld post here: www.macworld.com/article/1159440/soundflower_capture.html

Lecture Capture Software and Branch Quizzing: What’s Available for Flipping the Classroom?

A new trend in educational technology is the idea of “flipping the classroom”. Flipping the classroom is when an instructor prepares a lecture and has the students watch it before they come to class, which in turn the students are prepared to discuss the concept or class time is used to demonstrate a principle or answer questions about the content they were introduced to in the lecture. If you are interested in flipping your classroom or just want to record lectures for your students to use as study aids, how does one get started in lecture capture and what tools are available? Continue reading

Screencast: How to Capture Video Clips from DVD to Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This screencast goes over the process of capturing video clips from a DVD using Windows Movie Maker. It also goes over very briefly the different ways you can edit your video clips. To get started, view these few steps before watching the screencast. To view a full size version of the screencast, please click on this link:

http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cQX1iihfX

1. Log on to the Crestron touchscreen (a student at the front desk can assist you with signing on).

2. Click on Presentation Sources on the right of the screen. Choose DVD (if capturing clips from the DVD player or VCR if you are capturing video from a VHS tape).

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3. Click on Video Editing on the right hand side. Make sure the editing source is set to DVD (VCR if a VHS tape). Choose PC for editing destination.

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To capture the video in Windows Movie Maker, view the screencast below.

Screencast: How to Capture Video Clips from DVD to iMovie

This screencast goes over the process of capturing video clips from a DVD using iMovie HD. It also goes over very briefly the different ways you can edit your video clips. To get started, view these few steps before watching the screencast. To view a full size version of the screencast, please click on this link:

http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cQX1jhhfl

1. Log on to the Crestron touchscreen (a student at the front desk can assist you with signing on).

2. Click on Presentation Sources on the right of the screen. Choose DVD (if capturing clips from the DVD player or VCR if you are capturing video from a VHS tape).

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3. Click on Video Editing on the right hand side. Make sure the editing source is set to DVD (VCR if a VHS tape). Choose Mac for editing destination.

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To capture the video in iMovie HD, view the screencast below.