All posts by Abcovell

  • Jing Preview
    HOW TO: Use Jing Screen Capture & SWF files with Ensemble

    Jing is a cool screen capture tool popular among educators and IT trainers in higher education as well as K-12. The FREE version creates SWF files which technically aren’t video files, and they need to be uploaded...

    • Posted September 23, 2010
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  • GSpot
    TIP: Diagnose Problem Audio/Video with GSpot

    If you have media files that are behaving badly on playback, you may want to use a program like GSpot to look into the file details.  Occasionally, we hear from users who are creating and uploading MP4...

    • Posted July 10, 2010
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  • Scott Nadzan
    TIP: New Hardware Dramatically Reduces Encoding Time

    Scott Nadzan, IT director at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, shared some recent test results that show how new desktop hardware can reduce time to encode, and significantly ease the ‘pain’ of encoding in the process. ...

    • Posted June 16, 2010
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  • University of Illinois Video Showcase
    HOW TO: Use Ensemble Video Categories

    Categories can provide a useful means for organizing access to content when you are publishing a lot of videos to an embedded video library.  To publish to any Ensemble Video Web destination you must choose a Category...

    • Posted June 1, 2010
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  • Joel Steinfelt
    HOW TO: Create Captions in YouTube for Ensemble Video

    Joel Steinfeldt, Media Communications Specialist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, recently shared with me the details of how to use YouTube transcription and closed caption functions with Ensemble Video (Thanks, Joel!).  Joel Steinfeldt Joel has experimented...

    • Posted May 31, 2010
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  • Real Player SP
    CHALLENGE: Video Recording & Content Security

    Video capture technologies make it fairly easy to capture on-demand video so you can use it for your own purposes. While this is great in some ways, it creates significant challenges when trying to protect your own...

    • Posted May 2, 2010
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  • VHS Tape
    CHALLENGE: Valuable Video Trapped on Legacy Media

    A treasure trove of video content is locked up in legacy tape- and disk-based media. Converting to streaming formats is moving to the front burner for all types and sizes of organizations. While you can spend a...

    • Posted April 29, 2010
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  • Embedded Flash Player Ensemble Video
    HOW TO: Embed a video with Flash

    Embedding individual videos with a Flash-based player in a Web page can be a powerful and useful way to provide viewer access to video managed in your Ensemble Video library. It’s easy to do, and there are...

    • Posted April 28, 2010
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  • ants-teelin1-300x336
    COOL TOOLS: Extreme Close-Up

    We’re seeing incredible growth in the use of video to capture and document what happens in the world around us. As inexpensive, easy-to-use video recording technologies continue to evolve, the potential is extraordinary!  ABC. I’ve heard seasoned...

    • Posted April 19, 2010
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  • Podcast Producer & Ensemble Video
    INSIDE: Ensemble & Podcast Producer

    Podcast Producer has caught on as a tool for automatically capturing and processing video content. With a program developed by Go4Cast, an Apple consulting firm, Podcast Producer output can be automatically imported into your Ensemble Video libraries. ...

    • Posted April 14, 2010
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