Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'video'

Open Culture Lists Free Movies & Courses

Interested in movies to teach with – but face too many rights issues? Or too many platform choices? Whether documentaries are your thing – or old silent films – or horror and noir, westerns, or comedies – the Open Culture...

Resources for Video Production at Columbia (and Beyond)

From lecture recording to student audio projects, there are a number of reasons Columbia instructors may need access to video and audio equipment. While select departments (Barnard College, Film Studies Department, GSAPP) have A/V equipment and related inventory that...

QuickTime Darwin Server to Go Silent

Earlier this month, a short innocuous announcement appeared on Columbia’s IT department’s notifications page alerting everyone of the upcoming “QuickTime Streaming Server Retirement” scheduled for July 1, 2013. The three-sentence message referenced a machine named Mineola, which probably made sense...

Increase the Upload Limit on Your YouTube Channel

YouTube is arguably the easiest platform for sharing video online. But for some time, YouTube has limited the length of video that is allowed on its site to fifteen minutes or less. This restriction is partly in place to deter...

TED-Ed Lessons: Flip This Video

TED, for Technology, Entertainment, Design, has become one of the Internet's most recognized brands devoted to "ideas worth sharing." TED has spawned a number of initiatives, such as TEDTalks, TEDx, and TED Prize. Their newest initiative, TED-Ed, aims to be...

Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video

The Center for Social Media at American University released in 2008 the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video (html, pdf). The document describes six practices that fall under fair use. While the document is primarily aimed...

Universal Subtitles

Universal Subtitles aims to improve access to captions and subtitles in video content, claiming that the lack of captions and subtitles is major obstacle for people with hearing disabilities and foreign viewers. The outfit has built open source tools to...

Play Your Video Files in Google Docs

Google Docs can be used to store your files in any format using the upload feature. Files can be converted to Google Docs format (presentations, documents, and spreadsheets) or they can be stored as is. The storage limit per account...

Lecture Capture on a Budget

We have written before about the benefits of lecture capture, but most classrooms on Columbia's campus do not have built in hardware to record and publish lectures. At the same time, the cost of hand-held video recorders and flash memory...

Watch Videos Later with Radbox.me

Radbox.me is a free service that lets you save videos from popular sites on the web to your personal web page so that you can watch them later. Unlike Magma and other video aggregators which gather thousands of videos into...

Defining Standards for Web Media Delivery: A Case Study

For eleven years, CCNMTL has provided cutting-edge media services for courses and projects at Columbia University. Our media services initially relied heavily on streaming media (via RealMedia and QuickTime servers), but we have come to favor downloadable media (in the...

Delivering Video For Self-Analysis: An Update

Instructors have been using video recordings to assign self-evaluation exercises for many years. Video recordings of performances, clinical interventions, role-playing exercises, and presentations offer useful material for analysis and self-critique. To carry out these assignments on the web, videos must...

Cloud-based YouTube Video Editing

YouTube has released a new browser-based video editing tool, simply called YouTube Editor, which provides rudimentary tools for assembling compilations from a group of existing videos within a user's YouTube channel. Users can select clips from their existing collection of...

Exploring YouTube Usage Information

This past May, video recordings of Columbia University's 2010 commencement ceremonies were published to YouTube. A number of Columbia videos quickly rocketed to the top of YouTube EDU's most viewed list, creating an excellent opportunity to examine how the YouTube...

Magma Video Aggregator

Magma is a free web video aggregator that allows you to watch, track, search and collect videos from over 12,000 web channels. When you sign up for an account and add your first video, Magma automatically creates your own...

Encoding Video Using Miro Video Converter

Producing a video file that is web and mobile compatible is not an easy task. There are a large number of file formats in which video can be produced, and only a fraction of these formats are supported in web...

MovieClips Opens Its Library

MovieClips recently opened their library to users worldwide. The web site houses over 12,000 legal movie clips that you can search, view, discuss and share. MovieClips has added plenty of metadata (e.g. title, genre, mood, character, theme, to name a...

Create YouTube Clips Using MPEG Streamclip

[Editor's note, May 17, 2010: MPEG Streamclip is once again working for YouTube media with updated version.] [Editor's note, April 5, 2010: YouTube disabled downloading in a recent change to their system.] Many instructors use streaming videos from YouTube to...

A Look at YouTube's Automatic Captioning Features

The Columbia on YouTube EDU channel was selected as one of a limited set of partner channels to feature YouTube's new automatic captioning services. See our news posting announcing this release. These new features are Automatic Captions & Automatic Timing....

Third Party YouTube Tools

YouTube Time- If you'd like to quickly generate a new link to a YouTube video that specifies a particular starting point within the video, try YouTube Time. Just insert a link to a YouTube video on this website, then specify...

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