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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:


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.

ProVoc: Free and Easy To Use Vocabulary Trainer and Flashcard Maker

provoc_logo.pngProVoc is a free software for Mac that allows for you to create lessons to study vocabulary. You can create traditional flashcards to study your vocab or you can enhance them by adding audio or using a fill in the blank question style (by typing) to study your vocab for a language. What I also like about it is that if you type the wrong word but it is actually  in your vocab, it will give you that hint. You are also able to include video and images into your study lessons too. You can print flash cards, share your lessons or download vocab lessons, and also play your lessons on an iPod. The one drawback to this software is that it is Mac only. The design is intuitive and has a great layout for learning. To learn more, click on the link below: