#1minuteCPD · Communication / Collaboration · Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · MMU: ISS Themes · Recording your screen · Uncategorized · Video · Windows

#708 Overview of Clip Champ (Video editor)

In Windows 11 Microsoft have added a new Video Editor which has some pretty nifty features in comparison to the previous Video Editor. Some users complained about the lack of features in the previous editor and now some are saying they’ve made it too complicated – but never fear – 1minuteCPD are here to cover… Continue reading #708 Overview of Clip Champ (Video editor)

#1minuteCPD · Digital creation · Digital creation, innovation and scholarship (creative production) · ICT proficiency · Images · JISC: 6 elements of digital capability · Media literacy · Timesavers · Top tip · Video

#695 Remove the darkness (remove the black bars from a video)

In my previous post, I mentioned one way to remove black bars from video – by simply flipping your phone (or tablet) portrait. In this new post, we’ll use the Microsoft Video (Photo) app as an alternative. This example will show you how to for both images and video. It’s not perfect but it’s better!

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#693 Flip it (Your phone)

Okay so it’s a little bug bear of mine… When I see people shooting video on their phone in portrait mode. It’s so much better if you just rotate your phone for viewing video / recording video and also taking certain photographs – otherwise you can end up with the black bar syndrome. Any black… Continue reading #693 Flip it (Your phone)

Digital creation · Media literacy · Microsoft Office · Video

#673 Using Photos to create movies on Windows

Missing Windows Movie Maker? Worry not, it’s been reborn under the photos app! A delightfully simple and easy to use interface, makes it a great starting point for anyone inexperienced with editing together film and images. In this very short introduction we show you how to get started.

Communication / Collaboration · Creative Commons · Digital communication · Digital creation · Distance Learning · E-portfolios · Images · Video

#653 Create professional looking videos in minutes with Canva

Canva has a great video creation tool, with a whole heap of freely available templates for you to use. You can create professional looking videos in minutes , great for creating learning content or just to create more personalised video messages for your students. Canva.com is a great one to share with your students too,… Continue reading #653 Create professional looking videos in minutes with Canva

#1minuteCPD · Video · YouTube

#647 Share an ad-free YouTube link

Often we like to share videos with students from YouTube. Annoyingly, we get pre-video ads and recommended videos. By adding a quick bit of text to the URL, you can share a link without any of the annoying adverts. Here’s how: If your url is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRhdvXUG7bo add _popup between the ‘watch’ and the ‘?’ So… Continue reading #647 Share an ad-free YouTube link

Accessibility · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication · Google Chrome · Video

#617 Video missing some captions? Google’s Instant Caption will help!

If you are watching a video and the captions are missing, worry not, Google have added a nifty new feature to it’s Chrome browser called instant caption. When you have it enabled, it automatically recognises that a video is playing and will start to caption it. I find this is useful for Twitter, as I… Continue reading #617 Video missing some captions? Google’s Instant Caption will help!

Digital collaboration · Digital participation · Distance Learning · Top tip · Video

#613 Watch together with Watch2Gether

Watch2Gether is a great way to organise a watch party for learners. Watch2Gether is described as ‘a┬ásocial video website that allows you to watch videos and other content in-sync with others‘ and is free. Here’s how to get started… This is a great way to build a sense of community online for learners especially as… Continue reading #613 Watch together with Watch2Gether