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iSkysoft Video Converter

Final Cut Pro

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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

Three Ways to Burn Subtitles into a Video (AVI) File

*Update: A professor  informed us that he uses Handbrake to burn in subtitles into his films (that are not in English). Handbrake now allows you to add an .srt file when ripping a DVD. So there are 4 ways to burn subtitles into a video. He said he does not use an AVI file when doing it through Handbrake (and he saves it as an mp4 file).


Back in June, I found a way to use ffmegX on a Mac to burn in
subtitles. I have discovered 2 more ways to burn in subtitles (1 way Mac
and 1 way in Windows). These are the few things that are important no
matter what method you use:

1. You must use or convert to an AVI file

2. The subtitle file (.srt) must be named the same exact name as the video file (AVI)

3. The video file and the subtitle (.srt) file should reside in the same folder.

I will link to the first method I discovered in June: https://blogs.princeton.edu/hrc/2010/06/how_to_burn_subtitles_into_a_video_file.html

The second method I used requires a Mac that has Toast Titanium. You will then have to download a free program called Perian: http://www.perian.org/ (make sure you have the latest version of both programs. Continue reading

Cut YouTube Videos into Shorter Clips and Share

tubechop_logo.pngTubeChop is an online tool that allows for you to enter a YouTube video URL and choose a new start and end point for the video. Lets say the YouTube video you want to show in class is really long (as in 20 minutes) and you only want to show 2 minutes of that video, TubeChop allows you to choose the two minutes you want to show and share that video clip with others. You share the newly edited video through a url provided by TubeChop or the embed code provided by TubeChop.

If you would like to learn more or would like to test out TubeChop, click on the link below:


Technology Spotlights: Creating Video Using The Kodak Zi8

English: Eastman Kodak model B

English: Eastman Kodak model B (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This session was designed to show you how to incorporate the use of video in your class using the Kodak Zi8 Pocket video camera. With this camera you can:

  • Capture and critique student and instructor interviews and/or presentations
  • Assess student oral language skills
  • Capture video outside classroom for future discussions

To learn more about the Kodak Zi8 camera and how to use it in the classroom download the following document: Kodak Zi8 Video Camera-1.docx