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Preparation

  • 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.

During Recording

  • 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).