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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?
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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.
once you zip it, you can turn it into a .piz file...
then when downloaded, change the executable back to .zip, and there you are!!!!
Please get Windows 7. Vista is a piece of...
Do you have VLC?
VLC can be used to divide the video up. Just record it in sections of whatever length you want.
If it is on VHS videotape then make a copy and mail the copy to the prof. Easy. Who can't come up with an extra VCR and an RCA cable?
Your daughter's professor wants your daughter to provide a 45 minute video of herself?
I find that a little bit disconcerting considering the number of students in her class who probably have to provide the same video. Where is he going to find the time to view them all????? And what is he going to do with them when he's done watching them?
Download the trial version of Videopad by NCH Software.
Try it out for free. Don’t let the user interface intimidate you. Take the time to play with it first. It’s not that hard once you get the hang of it. Spend a few hours with it. Don;t take more than three days from the time it was installed because it’s just a trial version and will expire in a few days.
Once it is installed, she should be able open and add(original 45 minute video) for splitting it into three 15 minute segments by using the in/out and functions of the editor. When she has each segment separated (one at a time) from the original 45 minute segment, she should do a “save as” for each segment, giving them each a relevant name such as “Classvid Part 1”, “Classvid Part 2” and “Classvid Part 3”...so that she ends up with three new segments of 15 minutes each while retaining the original 45 minute video with its original file name.
Upload the video to youtube with privacy setting private or unlisted and email the link.
It is already finished. She just wants a way to transfer the video.
Use Handbrake or another good video shrinker/chopper like ojosoft.
If it is very long (sound like it is) then she should burn it to a DVD and ship the prof the disk. Unless she doesn’t have a DVD burner.
If it is few hundred Mb, then it could go via Dropbox, but the load time could run into hours. I would do it overnight.
Free Video Converter by freemake.com is very easy to use to cut or crop video files. It also converts to numerous formats. The resulting files are pretty good quality that the user can adjust.
If you have the digitized file, you can do it with Windows Movie Maker, which you may already have.
On the left pane, select Import Video and find your file.
Once it is imported, drag the clip down to the timeline.
Move your cursor to where you want the first segment to end (15:00). Click on the timeline to get a vertical blue line through the clip. From the clip menu, choose “Split”.
You now have two clips.
Move to the beginning of the third segmment (30:00) and repeat. You now have three clips.
Put your cursor on the second two segments and delete them. You now have the first 15 minutes isolated.
In the left pane, select “Save to my computer”. Select the options you want and hit SAVE.
Now, hit UNDO until all three of your clips reappear.
Delete the first and third clips, SLIDE the second clip back to 00:00:00 (grab with your mouse and drag), save to the computer, hit UNDO to bring them back. Delete the first and second clips, slide the third clip back to 00:00:00, hit SAVE to your computer. If you don’t slide the clips to 00:00:00 on the timeline, there will be blank space at the beginning of your video.
That should do it.
That was my first thought. Or how about loading the file on a flash drive? Allow the prof to download the file to his computer and give the flash drive back. They are fairly cheap anyway but no reason he couldn't return it.
Use YouSendIt.com send a large file. It ftps the file to a server and send a link for download to the teacher.
ScreenCast.com also works by hosting and playing the video and providing a download for the teacher.
Download Handbrake here: http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php Use it to compress the video. Note that this isn’t zip or something like that. The video will still play using the same player, and it will look almost completely the same, but it will be a LOT smaller.
What is VLC? Thanks
VLC is a popular free program for viewing and editing videos.
Thought it might be at hand, but never mind.
Buy a flash drive with enough size to hold the video. They are cheap these days.
That’s a good idea. Flashdrives can be cheap and fast and not everyone has a DVD burner.
Thanks for the confirmation. I’m such a point-and-clicker with a computer I was just shooting in the dark there.
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