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Audio and Video Transcription Available

February 24, 2011 by Jonathan Klein

Having a transcript of your instructional audio and video files can improve and enrich your student's learning experience. Read more »

3 Simple Questions for Better Video

March 16, 2010 by David Macasaet

Teacher and student using a videocamera

Digital video has become increasingly easy to use and share. At the same time, a widely held criticism from both professionals and novices alike is that navigating the shear number of new video technologies can be a real obstacle. Perhaps there's a problem with a camera that's not compatible with computer software, or a file that does not work across different computers, or problems sharing video because of file size or video format. The growth of high definition (HD) video and tapeless cameras has only expanded the technical landscape of digital video. Read more »

Classroom Video Recording Options

March 1, 2010 by Jonathan Klein

At LSS we aim to stay current with new technologies and make updated equipment available to L&S instructional staff.  With the addition of several new video technologies comes a policy change. 

We now have several options to help L&S instructional staff produce quality video recordings of their class.  Whether the video is required for evaluation purposes or needed as part of a teaching portfolio, we can meet your needs.

If you need a video recording for evaluation purposes, we have two solutions: Read more »

Could social video sharing meet your needs?

February 18, 2010 by Jonathan Klein

Do you have a video to share with a friend, your class, or the world?  
A social video sharing website like YouTube, Vimeo or TeacherTube may be a good option because the sites are free, easy to use and loaded with features to enhance education.  Before you log in and click the upload button, here are a few considerations to ensure the site you choose meets your needs.   

Video Editing Help Available at LSS

July 15, 2009 by David Macasaet

LSS has a number of video screencasts that demonstrate how to edit video with Apple's video editing software, iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Screencasts are particularily useful to get a sense of a particular work-flow, and have the added benefit of being able to fast-forward, rewind, and skim through the video.

The tutorials using Final Cut Pro 6 take the viewer through a typical process of editing a lecture: trimming the beginning and ending, adding text and transitions. Read more »

Final Cut Pro 6: Editing video

July 15, 2009 by David Macasaet

Final Cut Pro is Apple's professional video editing software. Available in LSS's Video Production Lab, Final Cut Pro is in many ways easier to work with than its consumer-level counterparts.

The following Quicktime video clips take the user through the process of editing a classroom language demo in typical fashion: trimming the beginning and end, adding text, transitioning between clips, and fading video. Read more »

Kodak Zi6: Start to finish

February 24, 2009 by Barbara Bird

Essential Information

  • Capture in VGA mode: We highly recommend capturing video in VGA mode (also called "Standard Definition" mode). Recording in VGA creates files that are smaller in size and easier to use with editing software. Recording in VGA also allows you to record more video on the included memory card:
    • Recording in VGA mode (SD): more than 90 minutes of recording time
    • Recording in High Definition (HD): less than 45 minutes of recording time.

Learning Lab Reopens While Construction Continues

June 20, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

The LSS Learning Lab has reopened. The old ceiling has been removed and will be replaced with a new ceiling.

We expect the Learning Lab to remain open during construction, though some areas may temporarily be blocked off.

The ceiling in the adjacent computer lab (259A) is currently being installed and will reopen on or before June 25.

LSS Learning Lab Temporarily Closed

June 18, 2008 by Lisa Jansen

Mold has been discovered in insulation above the ceiling in the LSS Learning Lab and adjacent computer lab (room 259A). Both labs will be closed while ceiling material is being removed and will reopen as soon as it is safe to reenter those areas.

A new ceiling will be installed in both the Learning Lab and 259A. We expect the Learning Lab to remain open during construction, though some areas may temporarily be blocked off. Read more »

The LSS Summer Guide

June 12, 2008 by Doug Worsham

One of the best things about teaching at UW-Madison is the wide array of support options available for instructional technology, media production, and technical support. Read more »

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