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Topic: Tools for Transcription Speaker: Ben Johnston, Senior Educational Technologist and Manager, Humanities Resource Center (HRC), OIT
Time: Thursday, November 14, 12:00PM Location: HRC Classroom, Room 012 East Pyne, Lower Level
Digitizing the spoken and written word can be a very time-consuming but necessary part of doing research in the digital age. In this session we’ll discuss the features to look for in tools for transcribing audio, video, and textual sources, and about the tools commonly used used for this work. From dictation software to multi-lingual OCR, to software for doing time-encoded transcription of audio and video and cloud services for crowd-sourced transcription of books and manuscripts, this session aims to make the arduous task of transcription a little easier.
Ben Johnston is Senior Educational Technologist and Manager at OIT’s Humanities Resource Center (HRC) in East Pyne, and Consultant for the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI). Ben has been involved with educational technology for over thirteen years in positions at Columbia University, Bryn Mawr College, and Princeton University. While at Princeton, Ben has worked with educators and researchers across the Humanities and Social Sciences to facilitate the use of digital assets, technology tools, databases, and digital video in teaching and research.
Barbara McLaughlin of the Humanities Resource Center spoke to a Productive Scholar audience on Thursday, February 28, 2013 regarding the various tools available for Video Editing. Communicating through the use of video is a powerful tool which can enhance the learning experience in the classroom. With the use of video, students often make new connections between curriculum topics and discover links between these topics and the world outside the classroom. During this talk she discussed various programs available for the Mac and Windows environment which allow you to import and edit films.
Want to know how to create transitions, add captions, clip segments from film? Suppose you don’t need to show the entire film, only a 5 minute clip? Creating clips allows instructors to locate and present short, targeted clips of several minutes in length enabling the instructor to go directly to the main point of the film they want to discuss. Creating and inserting video clips is easy to do, but there are some important points and options that must be considered.
Barbara also discussed the tools needed to create and import video clips into a PowerPoint Presentation, what file formats PowerPoint will accept and the difference between embedding and linking to a file from the web within Pp.
Below is a list of a few of the software programs Barbara spoke about.
Windows Movie Maker Live: Free download from Microsoft for Windows 7 & 8. This program is preinstalled with the Vista and XP operating system. Multiple video formats can be inserted into the program for editing along with direct import from DV camera. Clipping scenes and adding transitions along with captions are easy to do directly from the tool bar.
iMovie: Included in the MAC OS. Imports movie from camera or file. User can select various Project Themes and create Movie Trailers. Options allow you to add slow motion, fast forward, various transitions and creating clips. Sharing your file is easy by exporting to different formats, Quicktime, iTunes, YouTube, Facebook and more.
iSkysoft Video Converter: Available for Windows and MAC, price under $50.00. This software is used primarily for converting files from one format to another. Features customize presets to fit iPad, iPod, iPhone, PSP, iMovie, YouTube, etc. Drag and drop file from desktop or import from camera. Editing includes trimming, rotating image, and cropping. You can also download streaming web video.
MPEG Streamclip: Free download for Windows and MAC. Quick, easy way to create video clips.
Any Video Converter: Free download for Windows and Mac. All-in-one video converter and YouTube video downloader. Converts video from multiple formats and create clips. This software allows you to download videos from the internet and then convert to mp4 format playable on your iPod, PSP or mobile phones.
We just recently gave a talk about using tablets in the classroom for a Lunch and Learn session here at Princeton. The focus was to address how an instructor can not only use their tablet device for their personal life, but cross over and use the same device in the classroom to teach.
Tablets are becoming more and more popular with instructors and they are opting for them instead of carrying a laptop around. Once instructors get use to using the iPad or any tablet device for their daily personal tasks, it only makes sense that instructors would want to start venturing into use the tablet device for lecture and course work. Worldwide media tablet sales to end users are forecast to total 118.9 million units in 2012, a 98 percent increase from 2011 sales of 60 million units, according to Gartner, Inc. Tablet use in the classroom also goes in the vein of the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement which we have been seeing for years with students and instructors bringing their own laptops to class.
In this session on editing and clipping video files, Princeton’s Barbara McLaughlin showed the audience a few options. She discussed the powerful but relatively expensive Final Cut, iMovie, iSkySoft, PowerPoint, and other products. She led a discussion on issues of legality, ease of use, and the differences in codecs (audio video coders and decoders for use in working with video and audio). She gave demonstrations of each tool where appropriate. Watch the video now to learn about how you can begin to use clipping and editing tools to make the perfect bit of video to illustrate a point.
Thursday, April 12, 12:00 noon
Frist Multipurpose Room A
Video Editing Tools and Creating Video Clips
Video can be used to provide examples of a specific subject being taught or to make a presentation more interesting. Have you ever wanted to insert a video clip into a PowerPoint presentation but you were not sure how to do it? Did you ever want to show just a short segment of a video in class and not the entire movie? Creating clips allows instructors to locate and present short, targeted clips of several minutes in length enabling the instructor to go directly to the main point of the film they want to discuss. Creating and inserting video clips is easy to do, but there are some important points and options that must be considered.
I will be discussing the tools needed to create and import video clips into a presentation, what file formats PowerPoint will accept and how to create video clips for showing in class.
Instructors who incorporate video in their course material report that their students retain more information, understand concepts more rapidly and are more enthusiastic about what they are learning. With the use of video, students often make new connections between curriculum topics and discover links between these topics and the world outside the classroom.
About the speaker:
Barbara McLaughlin is a Digital and Technical Support Specialist for the ETC Humanities Resource Center. She works extensively with digitizing audio and video and in the past 10 years has digitized over 6,000 films for the Video on Demand service at Princeton. Barbara works with faculty to assist them in incorporating video into their course material. She is also member of the SCAD computing organization on campus and supports the computers throughout the HRC lab and classroom.