FAQ about Using Video Clips
1. How can I download YouTube videos?
*Note you must have the latest version of Java installed: http://tinyurl.com/javacb
Find a YouTube video you want to save. Highlight and copy the entire URL.
Go to http://savemedia.com/. Paste the URL in the box provided. Hit “Download by URL”.
At the bottom of the page you will see a box showing download options. Select the Download MP4 . A yellow and white dialog box will open asking you to Open or Save. Click Save and place the file onto your PC.
2. How can I covert video formats easily?
If you would like to convert video formats, Winff is a downloadable program that will do this for you. Visit their web site for directions as well as the downloadable software: http://tinyurl.com/winffcb.
3. How can I use downloaded videos in PowerPoint 2010?
You can embed a video or link to a video from your PowerPoint presentation. WMV Files work best(see how to convert in#2). To embed a video, click the slide in which you want to embed a video. On the Insert tab, click the arrow under Video, and then click Video from file. In the Insert Video dialog box, locate and click the video that you want to embed, and then click Insert. More information about this can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/embed2010.
4. How do I download video clips/sound effects from discoveryeducation.com?
To download a video, video segment or audio, first log-in to http://discoveryeducation.com. Search to find a clip that you would like to use. Click on the download icon and choose "Save As..." for a video. Save the file to your PC. Instructions can be viewed by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/downloadde. For an audio file, search the same way as a video. Once you find an audio file that you like, click the “Download File” button.
5. I filmed using a Flip Cam or digital recording device. How do I edit the video? All devices should show up as a lettered drive, like your I-Drive, on your PC. You do not need to load software to upload or edit your videos. Just double-click on the drive and drag your video onto the desktop. Most cameras default to a .wmv or .mp4 extension. Windows Live Movie Maker can handle these and many other formats. For a complete list of acceptable formats for Live Movie Maker, please visit: http://explore.live.com/windows-live-movie-maker-file-types-faq. More information about editing in Live Movie Maker can be read in section 2 of this packet.
6. Are there good web sites to import music or sound effects for my videos?
When using Windows Live Movie Maker you can import a variety of sound files such as .mp3 and .wav. You can also import .m4a songs which gives you access to your itunes library. ITunes and Amazon (http://tinyurl.com/musicamazoncb) are good places to search for music. Amazon does not require software to be loaded onto your school computer. Background effects can be found at: http://my.discoveryeducation.com or http://tinyurl.com/soundscb. See section 2 about importing sounds into Movie Maker.
7. How can Windows Live Movie Maker be used for class projects or editing video?
You can generate educational videos that use photos, video clips, narration and music. You can also use it to import and edit video clips from Youtube and Discovery Education. One idea is to explain a concept using video from the web with voice over using Audacity. See below some videos about using MovieMaker.
A. Getting Started
B. Capturing and Importing
C. Working with Projects
D. Working with Clips
E. Applying Visual Effects
F. Applying Transitions
G. Adding Titles and Credits
H. Working with Audio
I. Saving and Exporting