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Timeline 3D






Timeline 3D is installed on the MAC computers in the
HRC. Use this program to present full
screen interactive timelines in 3D. Timeline can be used to create a visual
backdrop for your lectures or to inspire students to visualize historical

It’s easy to use, select your backdrop, then add events, dates and images.


iSquint is a free iPod video conversion app for Mac OS X. Drag your file(s) into the iSquint window and click Start. You can choose “TV” or “iPod” size, set the quality, crop, set the audio/video bitrate and framerate.  For students creating large video files in FinalCut Pro and needing those to transfer to Youtube, iSquint is a quick and easy way to make the file small enough for upload.

On a 1GHz G4, iSquint can convert most video files to iPod-screen-sized videos in realtime. Intel Macs are up to twice as fast, and can convert videos upwards of 5x realtime – the NMC has Intel Macs!

iSquint supports MP4 and H.264 encoding (better quality).  DivX and XviD AVIs, all forms of MPEG video, and many other formats QuickTime chokes on are supported.


OS: Mac only

Google Cloud Connect: Sync Microsoft Office Docs with Google Docs

Google has created an add-on for Microsoft Office called Google Cloud Connect. You can now share your Microsoft Office Docs, Spreadsheets, and PowerPoints by saving a copy in Cloud Connect. Then you can add people to view it and the copy will open in Google Docs for them. To read more about the Google Cloud Connect, read the Mashable article below:


Create a 3D Photo Wall

cooliris_logo.pngCooliris is a company that first received attention by making a Firefox plug-in that allowed for you to view images on a 3D wall that you could easily scroll through instead of clicking through pages of photos. This layout made it natural and easier to view a bulk of photos. I first used this plug-in to view my image search results on Google. Now Cooliris has unveiled Cooliris Express, a web based version of this plug-in that allows for you to add your photos and videos to a 3D wall and you can embed it into your blog, Twitter post, Facebook post, or website. This would be great for a presentation of a portfolio or for a presentation in class (thinking Art History as an example). You can also pull photos from other places (I’m thinking CC licensed photos on Flickr for a class presentation).

To learn more about Cooliris Express and to build your own 3D wall, click on the link below: