Classroom technology · Communication / Collaboration · Digital communication, collaboration and participation (participating) · Media literacy · Video

#562 Video conference with Whereby.com

If you need a quick and free solution for small video conferencing sessions like personal tutoring then whereby.com might be for you. Its free to use for upto 4 participants. You can also personalise the URL so you can have addresses such as whereby.com/yourname Photo by Oleksandr Kurchev on Unsplash

Digital creation · Video

#559 Pixabay: Free stock video footage and clips

As well as free, high-quality stock photos available for download on Pixabay, you can also download high-quality video from Pixabay too. This was perfect for me when I was creating a video on Camtasia. I could search for the video clip I wanted (a forest in my case) and download an MP4 to put into… Continue reading #559 Pixabay: Free stock video footage and clips

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#548 ZamZar: Online File Conversion

Zamzar is a browser based file conversion software – it provides the ability to convert to a whole range of file formats. It is free (up to a few conversions per day) or there’s a paid version providing unlimited conversions. Image is CC0 which has been taken from here

#1minuteCPD · Digital creation · mmutube · Video

#542 Add hotspots to your videos with Kaltura

Kaltura has a range of features that can be accessed through the mmutube platform. In this video, I will demonstrate how to add a hotspot to a video. This can be a really useful way of sharing a link to some information that you are talking about in a timely manner. You can also link… Continue reading #542 Add hotspots to your videos with Kaltura

Communication / Collaboration · Digital collaboration · Video · Video Libraries

#525 Need a co-editor on Kaltura? No problem!

At Manchester Met we have a branded Kaltura video site called MMUTube. This Kaltura site integrates into our Moodle area and staff will often use the integration tool to add videos to their unit areas in Moodle…if you want a colleague to be able to publish one of your videos, a quick and easy fix… Continue reading #525 Need a co-editor on Kaltura? No problem!

Data literacy · Information literacy · Media literacy · Video · Working with Data · YouTube

#521 Video contains confidential information? Blur it out!

As we saw previously in post #511 Need anonymity? Blur those faces in YouTube! the YouTube editor has a great blurring tool – but it isn’t just for faces! If you have recorded a video that contains sensitive or confidential data, then you can highlight regions in the video to blur out. You don’t even… Continue reading #521 Video contains confidential information? Blur it out!

Digital creation · Media literacy · Video

#514 Compress video with Handbrake

A strange name but a useful tool. Handbrake is a free utility that you can download to help you compress video into manageable sizes. So if you need to reduce video size for email or to upload to Moodle perhaps you can use Handbrake to reduce the size. This video demonstrates reducing a file from… Continue reading #514 Compress video with Handbrake