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On March 13 at the Teaching, Learning and Technology Showcase, three Kansas State University faculty members gave mini-presentations in the Flint Hills Room at the K-State Student Union. Each presentation was a duration of 30 minutes.
The Information Technology Assistance Center is offering a free, online course on “Connecting with Social Media.” This seven-week course begins Tuesday, March 22, and is designed to introduce K-Staters to the fundamental concepts and uses of various social media tools. The course requires pre-registration.
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on the Media Development Center’s new green screen, which is available for K-State students, faculty, and staff to use on still images and video.)
The third and last segment provides a brief overview of how to “key” video using a green screen. The “chroma-key” feature is available on virtually all commercial video-editing software programs. This segment will highlight how to use Sony Vegas 8 to create the “green screen” effects.
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on the Media Development Center’s new green screen, which is available for K-State students, faculty, and staff to use on still images and video.)
People who go to the Media Development Center (MDC), 214 Hale Library, may have noticed a large green (or blue) screen near the entryway in the past few months. This is known colloquially as a “green screen” because it allows graphic artists and video editors to change the backgrounds of images. For example, this is the tool that allows meteorologists to share information on moving weather systems.
A green screen is used in professional broadcast television studios to capture a person or people in the foreground while the background image may be dynamic. Then, the background may be “keyed” (chroma-keyed) or eliminated, and different backgrounds put into the place of the green/blue screen.
The “5min Life Videopedia” website (www.5min.com) has a plethora of five-minute instructional videos covering many different categories, such as home, food, music, travel, technology, and more.
You can create your own videos and upload them to the site, or add existing videos to your own website with a few easy steps. You can either have a single video that’s related to your page or you can add a video thumbnail strip that displays multiple videos related to your page. In both cases, the VideoSeed tool analyzes the content of your pages and then displays relevant videos.
Have you ever wanted an easy way to make videos on your computer? Ever thought video screen capture would be great, but think it would too hard to figure out how to create the video, put it online, and stream it?
Jing is here to help. Jing provides an easy-to-use three-step process to:
create a video
upload it to a server
embed or link to the video on a webpage or in an e-mail
After installing and running the Jing program, a small, sun-like icon appears at the top of or in the corner of your desktop. Upon clicking it, you have three options — you can capture, see your recorded history, or adjust the settings.