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- Review the Course Media Rubric to acquaint yourself with best practices.
- Review the Course Media Checklist section about videos you intend to self-create.
- Review the Camera Recording Tips if you plan to be on screen.
- Make sure you have at least 4GB of free space on the computer you are using (video requires large amount of hard drive storage).
- Create a folder in an easy-to-find location. Use this to save all video and Camtasia files in one folder.
- .trec (screen recording)
- .wmv (webcamera recording)
- .camproj (project edit info)
- .mp4 (finalized shareable video)
- If using a studio or lab computer, bring a USB drive (no smaller than 12 GB) so that you can transfer your files for use later. Alternatively you may save your files to a cloud drive such as a Google Drive or Dropbox.com.
- Screen recording dimensions and web camera dimensions should both be no smaller than 1280x720. To keep it simple, record full screen and select 1280 x 720 in the web camera format settings. Both the camera and screen recording can be resized during your edit phase.
- Leave the bottom 1/4 of your video canvas free of any text or images to allow space for captions.
Sharing your Video to Students
- Share to a local file and change the production settings to mp4 only (no less than 720p); if you have captured at full screen, producing at 1080p should also work.
- Upload mp4 to video.rit.edu (Ensemble) server (view upload instructions).
- Submit a caption request form. Note that you can include multiple videos in one request.
- Insert video into myCourses (view inserting instructions).