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We recently had a client who had several .MTS files on an SDHC card that he wanted to convert to the .MP4 format and make available via his Blackboard course site.  Final Cut Pro can read these files as can the freeware VLC Media Player and MPEG Streamclip.  However neither VLC nor Mpeg could actually convert the files (they claim it, but we’ve tested it). Continue reading

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

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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.

QuickStart Guide: How to Create Images from Movie Scenes on a DVD with VLC

vlc-logo.pngVLC (VideoLAN Client) is a multimedia player for various video and audio formats and also plays media like CDs and DVDs. It is free, cross-platform (Windows and Mac), and open source. Another great feature about this player is that you can take screenshots (still images) of scenes you play off a DVD loaded into your computer. This QuickStart guide will walk you through the process of creating still images from scenes played off a DVD. Click on the link below to download the PDF.

QuickStart Guide to Capturing Still Images from a DVD using VLC (PDF)

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/  (VLC’s homepage)