To create a video, you have several choices to meet your needs. First of all, most computers come with a built-in video production and editing software program albeit basic. For PC users, find Microsoft's MovieMaker installed on your computer; this will produce a WMV file, which is not compatible with all devices. You'll need to convert it to a MP4 file, which is compatible. One way to do this is to upload the media to Camtasia Studio or a YouTube Channel and convert (reproduce) it as a MP4. See more about Camtasia Studio software and the YouTube video manager below.
If you're a Mac user, then you have Apple's QuickTime Player (quick capture) or iMovie (video production and editing) installed on your computer. If you need a Webcam and/or headset with mic, they're available for check out from the Burke' Library's Circulation Desk for 1-2 weeks. (See PowerPoint on hardware available for checkout on the Tech Resources page.)
Additionally, the Library has Camtasia Studio video production and editing software installed on two computers in the Faculty Development Room (BL112). This license also comes with SnagIT, an image capturing and editing tool. Camtasia Studio and SnagIT are TechSmith tools, which offer great video tutorials. They offer a 30-day free trial if you want to try it at home or in your office, but the trial productions have a watermark. Bring the file to BL112 to remove it and finalize the video. Ask Sandra Rogers (x4480) for assistance.
For online courses, we recommend creating your own unlisted YouTube channel to share your videotaped lectures for storage, as the media files will be very large. This will make the sharing and posting of content to your courses easier. Most of the Theology graduate department has done this. Speak with Drs. Carmody and Viscardi who are e-leaders on creating unlisted YouTube channels! See video tutorial below to learn how to correct automated captions in YouTube---if you enunciate clearly, you won't have to make many corrections afterwards.
How-to guide for creating a YouTube channel is being updated due to recent changes in YouTube resources. Forthcoming!