Digital creation · Video · YouTube

#511 Need anonymity? Blur those faces in YouTube!

This tip has come off the back of a support request I’ve had this week. The academic wanted to share example recordings of students completing mock interviews, but didn’t want the students faces to be shown….the YouTube Blur feature did the trick! This handy little tool in YouTube will automatically detect faces for you and… Continue reading #511 Need anonymity? Blur those faces in YouTube!

Digital communication · Timesavers · Video · YouTube

#506 You said what?? How to edit auto-captions in YouTube

We’re a big fan of the auto-captions in YouTube, however they are rarely perfect and if you are blessed with an accent, then things can go even more awry. In this 1minutecpd video we show you how you can edit the auto-captions and even download the file so you can upload it to another video… Continue reading #506 You said what?? How to edit auto-captions in YouTube

Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · Video

#499 Creating GIFs with BB Flashback

Have you ever wanted to create a GIF? BB Flashback has a built in export option to GIF. If you work at Manchester Met you’ll find BB Flashback is installed on your computer as standard, if you’re not sure where to start with BB Flashback, check out one of our earlier guides: #41 Introduction to screen… Continue reading #499 Creating GIFs with BB Flashback

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Digital creation · Media literacy · Video

#494 Collaborate with Kaltura

At Manchester Met we have a video hosting service called MMUTube, which is provided by Kaltura. Recently I have discovered the collaboration feature, which means you can set up colleagues as co-editors or publishers of your content, very handy when you are working in a team! Featured image CCO shared via Pixabay

Digital creation · Digital innovation · Distance Learning · Video

#491 Virtual Reality on YouTube

Virtual Reality (VR) seems to be everywhere at the moment. Last week I spent an hour at a VR demo and to say I was blown away was an understatement. I took a trip to Mars, visited a battlefield and saw a Nigel deGrasse Tyson lecture brought to life all from the comfort of a… Continue reading #491 Virtual Reality on YouTube

Digital communication · Media literacy · Video

#482 Renderforest for free funky animation creation

Renderforest is a free tool that enables you to quickly and easily create short (3 minutes max) animations for free. The tool is really straightforward to use and once created you can choose to download your video or publish to YouTube or Facebook. Take a look: Featured image CCO from Pixabay

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#395 Boomerang: Mini video creation

Boomerang is a nifty little app produced by the same people as Instagram. With one simple press it takes 10 pictures and loops them together to create a mini video. This can be shared on popular social media networks or saved to the camera roll and used in other applications. It’s free and it’s available… Continue reading #395 Boomerang: Mini video creation