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Online Video Publishing: What Settings To Use To Get Highest Video Quality

Online Video Publishing: What Settings To Use To Get Highest Video Quality | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, September 10, 2013 4:15 PM



If you need to get the best video quality possible for clips that you need to publish online, here is a good short guide to the key settings, codecs, bitrates and compression levels you should use to prepare your video, (thanks to the Vimeo support team).


While these settings have been thought out to optimize video publishing on Vimeo, you can utilize these references to prepare and save video files you may want to publish through other video services as well.



Very useful. Clear, simple. 8/10


Full guide: http://vimeo.com/help/compression 


N.B.: The page contains also a very comprehensive list of mini-video tutorials covering optimization settings for most any video editing and production software.





Charlie Dare's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:07 PM

 *If you need to get the best video quality possible for clips that you need to publish online, here is a good short guide to the key settings, codecs, bitrates and compression levels you should use to prepare your video, (thanks to the Vimeo support team).

 

 * While these settings have been thought out to optimize video publishing on Vimeo, you can utilize these references to prepare and save video files you may want to publish through other video services as well.

 

Very useful. Clear, simple. 8/10

 

 * Full guide: http://vimeo.com/help/compression ;

 

 *N.B.: The page contains also a very comprehensive list of mini-video tutorials covering optimization settings for most any video editing and production software.

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 5, 2014 4:03 AM

Taking the confusion out of video publishing.  Thanks Robin Good.

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ScienceShot: Machinery of Life | Science/AAAS | News

ScienceShot: Machinery of Life | Science/AAAS | News | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
gears exist in nature
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The 20 songs the Beatles wrote about Social Media engagement

The 20 songs the Beatles wrote about Social Media engagement | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
20 songs The Beatles wrote about social media. http://t.co/CtB0aqoors
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 2013 7:07 PM

This is an interesting article with merit.

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Mapping the Booker Prize | FutureBook

Mapping the Booker Prize | FutureBook | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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from the article: "

The Book Globe, in its current state, is a map of the central locations of all 267 books to have won or been shortlisted for the Booker Prize."

 

- See more at: http://www.futurebook.net/content/mapping-booker-prize#sthash.owYed9te.1d2Cfufv.dpuf

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Internet phone calling is on the rise | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Internet phone calling is on the rise | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
In our last reading in late 2012, when over 80% of Americans were internet users, we found that 30% of them had placed online phone calls.
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What Do We Learn from Instructional Videos?

What Do We Learn from Instructional Videos? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Do we actually learn anything from TED talks?

 

from the article: "Carpenter and her colleagues showed study participants one of two short videos of an instructor explaining a scientific concept (in this case, the genetics of the calico cat). In the "fluent" video, the instructor stood upright, maintained eye contact, and spoke fluidly without notes. In the "disfluent" video, the instructor slumped, looked away, and spoke haltingly while referring to notes. After watching one of the videos, participants were asked to predict how much of the content they would later be able to recall, and then were tested on the content.
       Participants who watched the fluent video thought they would remember much more information than participants who watched the disfluent video—but actually both groups remembered about the same amount."


  - See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/education/what_do_we_learn_from_instructional_videos#sthash.QiCpys8K.dpuf

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As is the case with most videos, we need to review them as resources to include in lessons rather than depend on them as a chief facilitator of instruction. The author suggests debates, discussions, and other learning activities to encourage actual learning.

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Study: Disorderly Environments Breed Creativity

Study: Disorderly Environments Breed Creativity | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
New research finds working in a disorderly environment can lead to greater creativity—but that clutter isn't without its downsides.
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Big Measles Outbreaks Worry Federal Health Officials : NPR

Big Measles Outbreaks Worry Federal Health Officials : NPR | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Eight outbreaks of measles have infected at least 159 people so far this year, the CDC reports. All of the outbreaks were caused by people traveling internationally and bringing the virus back to the U.S.
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A Visual Guide To Every Single Learning Theory - Edudemic

A Visual Guide To Every Single Learning Theory - Edudemic | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
This detailed analysis and chart of every single learning theory is worth zooming in and studying.
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I love charts and graphs, especially when you can zoom in on the particulars.

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Critical thinking academy Tutorial Courses

Critical thinking academy Tutorial Courses | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
What is an argument? What is a good argument? True vs plausible premises Valid vs invalid arguments Strong vs weak arguments Deductive vs inductive arguments Induction and science
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Why You Should Stop Selling Solutions

Why You Should Stop Selling Solutions | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Liked the thought leadership suggestion: Why You Should Stop Selling Solutions http://t.co/QmJT63lCRI

Via Ryan Hines
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from the article: " Focus on outcomes, experiences and buyer stories that reveal how you supported the customer’s business outcomes, especially those of a strategic nature."

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Ryan Hines's curator insight, July 26, 2013 9:37 AM

Interesting to consider that solution-selling, which was meant to boost margins and build more close-knit client relationships, has in fact pushed providers into canned product price competition.

If solutions aren't working, how can high-margin partnerships thrive? Richard Fouts points to a number of complementary efforts, including consultative selling and, yes, thought leadership.

 

Photo credit: Qfamily via Flickr

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How to Maintain Your Skills During a Career Hiatus - Lifehacker

How to Maintain Your Skills During a Career Hiatus - Lifehacker | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
How to Maintain Your Skills During a Career Hiatus
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Before my website became successful, I had an enjoyable career as a software developer. I wrote code to analyze, dig deep into, and share scientific data.
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Is Your Thought Leadership Strategy Using Research Wisely?

Is Your Thought Leadership Strategy Using Research Wisely? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
George Stenitzer, CMO of Tellabs
According to CMI, 57 percent of marketers feel publishing original research is an effective content tactic.

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Ryan Hines's curator insight, August 14, 2013 2:28 AM

A textbook example of how to roll-out research in multiple formats for more impact.

Constance S. Ward's curator insight, August 16, 2013 3:24 AM

So you just want to publish a white paper, ehh? Think again!

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Gooru | A Free Search Engine for Learning

Gooru | A Free Search Engine for Learning | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Create a Gooru collection to engage your students and tier instruction either with different levels or learning styles. Collection narration allows you to provide teacher instruction so that students are well supported while away from the teacher.


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Victor Palacios's comment, September 19, 2013 6:46 AM
It looks great! I just took the tour and thought it has potential, so I subscribed as a beta user. Let's wait until I use it with my students!
Marie Arndt's comment, September 19, 2013 6:48 AM
Ok, do let me know how you get on.
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Chwayita Ceejay January's insight: 

An interesting search engine directly used for educational purposes. It creates a mediated yet reciprocial intimacy between students and teachers outside the classroom environment. I'm quite fascinated with how students can engage in different lessons or levels according to the different teaching they would prefer.:) But alas! It would take quite a while before it kicks off here.

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33rd Square: Researchers Identify Key Proteins Essential To The Formation of Long-Term Memories

33rd Square: Researchers Identify Key Proteins Essential To The Formation of Long-Term Memories | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have found a group of proteins essential to the formation of long-term memories.
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The 20 songs the Beatles wrote about Social Media engagement

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from the blog: "I know that a lot of people comment on how far ahead of their time the Beatles were, especially John, who was one of the first rock stars I know of to use fame to actually try to change the world. However, what *very* few people realize is that the Beatles actually wrote a lot of their songs about Social Media, which seems weird since it didn’t exist yet. Even weirder is that a lot of the songs they wrote dealt with engagement online, which I mean…it works out great for me and my Engagement Series, but who woulda thunk??

You don’t believe they were that far ahead of their times, eh? Oh ye cynics. Well, alright. Let me lay this out for you."

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Location-Based Services | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

More social media users are adding location information to their posts, and most smartphone owners use location-based information services.
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Making Homework Smarter

Making Homework Smarter | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
As the school year begins: a better way to handle homework.
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Design homework assignments using principles of spaced repetition  and “retrieval practice" for research-based effectiveness.

 

- See more at: http://www.creativitypost.com/education/making_homework_smarter#sthash.lrjSr3fN.dpuf

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Playing Prokofiev Is a Pain: The Physical Toll of Being a Musician

Playing Prokofiev Is a Pain: The Physical Toll of Being a Musician | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A new study from Australia finds working as an orchestral musician takes an intense physical toll.
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Considering the findings in the study, I wonder if substance abuse is also found in this population since pain is so common.

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Clutter Drives Creativity, Study Says

Clutter Drives Creativity, Study Says | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Do creative people work better in a messy environment? A new study says 'yes.'
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Copyright Free Images - Images - Subject and Class Guides at University of Washington Libraries

Copyright Free Images - Images - Subject and Class Guides at University of Washington Libraries | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Guide to high-quality image databases and resources. Interdisciplinary image content, search strategies, evaluating images, & image citation guide. images for use on the open web
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The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition

The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Your social life has the power to shape the molecular composition of your body. (Plan your day accordingly.)

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Jone Johnson Lewis's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:50 PM

“We think of our bodies as stable biological structures that live in the world but are fundamentally separate from it. That we are unitary organisms in the world but passing through it. But what we’re learning from the molecular processes that actually keep our bodies running is that we’re far more fluid than we realize, and the world passes through us.”

Martin Shirley's curator insight, September 17, 2013 11:19 AM

Prompts me to think of the fact that, in essence, we are waves at the particle physics level... everything is affected by everything in that respect.

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Teaching Climate Change to Skeptics — HBS Working Knowledge

Teaching Climate Change to Skeptics — HBS Working Knowledge | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School aims to shift the debate about climate change from a political discussion to a practical conversation about risk and reward.
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Rebuilding NYC with the Power of the Mind

Rebuilding NYC with the Power of the Mind | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Frigand and Hill worked together after 9/11 gathering information from hundreds of sources including reports, brochures, magazines and the Internet, to create a poster-sized Mind Map of all the parties involved in the restoration of lower Manhattan. The main branches they created were government, civic, infrastructure, properties, victims and memorials. They also identified organizations created after 9/11. When the map was completed, it illustrated everyone involved and their connections in what Hill calls "a brain-friendly manner." People connected with the rebuilding effort were able to visualize the big picture and its details at the same time.