The benefits of using video content to support learning were explored in the section on "Creating and using video content". This section provides a step by step guide to editing video content, adding titles and captions and saving and publishing movies using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker which is part of the Windows Essentials suite of resources. Further guidance is also available from the instructional videos which come with the ‘Windows Movie Maker’ software.
You may need to download the essentials package to get Movie Maker. Administrator rights are required to install software on most university computers, so you may require help from the UHI Helpdesk to install this software.
This resource will cover the preparation of source video files for the on-line learning environment.
Following completion of this guide you will be able to:
- Remove imperfections from a video.
- Split videos to length and create short linked video tutorials.
- Create transitions to cover up cuts in the video.
- Add audio to clips to enhance the users viewing experience.
- Add titles, captions and effects to video clips at specific points.
Information is provided in easy to follow step by step guides. Short videos have also been included which demonstrate these step by step in action.
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