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Posted on 11/13/2012 9:12:52 AM PST by Former Fetus
My daughter had to have herself videotaped for a college assignment and now the professor wants her to email to him the video. But, at 45 min long, it is too long to email. She asked me last night if I knew of an easy way to cut the video in 2 or 3 segments.
I've been reading all morning and fixounet.free.fr/avidemux keeps popping up in google. Has anybody in this board have experience using this program? How complicated is it to use? Do you have any other recommendations?
As usual TIA. FReepers are the best!
Yep, we are always there fer ya!
The very first question is why this professor needs an electronic copy of this? What it about, what does it show, how prominent is your daughter in this video?
As a dad and grandfather, I’d be checking this stuff out first before trying to get this professor what he (presumably) wants.
You ask a great question. I personally do not know the answer but am looking forward to a freeper’s answer who does, so we both can learn.
You can use ‘dropbox’ .... free and extremely easy.
I run a little blog and folks send me lots of pictures, way too many to email so we use dropbox to share them.
Her assignment is a videotape. At 45 min, I would imagine the prof wants to view it and it’s too long to do during scheduled class.
Me too..1st ?’s I would a asked..Who is this guy,whats the assignment etc..College or high school,parents still get to parent
If you’re on a Windows 7 machine, Windows Movie Maker is free and fairly easy.
It was also free with XP, though I don’t recall if it was available with Vista.
She’s an education major and all of the students are videotaped teaching their first classes, for evaluation. But I see where you’re coming from and appreciate your concern. Really!
What is Dropbox?
“Your life’s work, wherever you are.”
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.
Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you’re a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear! You can relax knowing that Dropbox always has you covered, and none of your stuff will ever be lost.
That was my first suggestion to her, but the video is still too long to upload.
Another link on using dropbox for videos ..... more explanatory.
That’s my/her luck. She’s running Vista and does not have Windows Movie Maker. :-(
First, I’d ask for my money back - what passes for college these days is a sick joke.
No matter what point is being made and purportedly learned, making a video is irrelevant to every college degree other than those degrees concerned with the production of videos or perhaps public speaking. Other than that, the “lesson” could certainly be learned without making videos. If there are more than a few students in the class, watching videos made by every member of the class would be an excrutiating task that no doubt the “professor” will simply fast forward through.
Secondly, one could simply post the video to youtube where the professor and the rest of the world could see it.
zip that file....then put it in drop box...otherwise burn a dvd andhand it to the prof
If you use Thunderbird for email, you can also access for free Filelink which allows you to upload the movie and give the prof the link to it. Easy.
I am always suspicious of teachers who give assignments to students to give him personal stuff about themselves.
When my daughter was in college the professor wanted the students to keep a daily journal about themselves. It is none of their d*mn business.
Yep........Dropbox, as stated above. I recently dealt with a VERY similar scenario involving a video; Dropbox was God-send. You download it onto your PC. You use the little app to upload the video to the Dropbox server; the prof (or whomever) accesses the Dropbox for your daughter (she “shares” with him), he downloads it to his computer. Quick, easy, painless, and free. Can’t beat it.
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