I think this supports a conclusion that many of us, using video clips in learning contexts may have been aware of, or suspected. I first recognised this when I was working on the Teaching and Learning with Digital Video Assets project (2004) with the University of Hull, and later on the EU Edutube Plus project (20011). I think where more analysis is needed is whether subjec content or the aesthetic/ filmic style affects the optimum length. The avaialability of tools
to create more interactive video content may also add a new variable to the mix. If you are using video clips in school I would welcome your comments below.
"It's hard to talk about software in 2012 without mentioning "the cloud". You've seen the ads from sofware vendors asking what your cloud strategy is? With all this hype, it's worth taking a look at the state of cloud video editing and the promise it could hold for Professional Video Editors."
Although aimed at professional video makers, this article is also very timely and useful for educators, as it gives a clear picture of the development and current status of online video editing tools and suggests when they may be most useful.
"Avid Studio rolls onto iPad, treads on iMovie's toes"
There are a growing number number of of apps available for video-editing on the iPad, (and also a the iPhone). This appears to be one of the most sophisticated.
I dont think we are anywhere near the end of the road yet, in terms of mobile video editing, but as it takes will be certainly worth keeping an eye in a research context, asking what are the benefits of mobile video editing, (if any) as opposed to desktop?
More from Avid's page here, and available on app store for £2.99 ($4.99)
A free app that offers easy and intuitive video editing on Android tablets and Android phones is very welcome. It offers flexibility and oppoertunities for mobile video editing where students and classes have a mixed platform of devices.
Two companies have launched notable video sharing services this week: WeVideo.com and Klip.com. Both have somewhat different approaches but enhance the overall online video experience, especially for mobile ...
If you use YouTube playlists, to organise and manage videos, you may wish to try out a new feature which will enable you to add intros and outros to the videos in the playlist to " weave individual videos together into a bigger story"
You can create these either as recorded 'to camera' pieces using your built in webcam or as text intros, there are a number of different styles and background effects to choose from. There is also an option to add background music.
The tool can be found in your Playlist settings in the Video Manager, click: Edit Playlist to use.
If students are creating playlist this facility might help them to think crtically about the content and sequences in a playlist.
The viducate network - an initiative to promote video education across all educational sectors in Europe
Our vision is: "Viducate is concerned with the development of active citizenship in intercultural contexts at all levels of formal and informal education. Video and multimedia form the core of this non-prescriptive pedagogy of production in the information society."
Excellent to see another example of cross cultural collaboration in this important field. Viducate offers reports, newsletters conferences, workshops and hosts a community of practice.
This new app for iPhone 4 and 4S offers an interesting and creative approach to video editing by allowing you to control and add effects to a video clip in real time as it is played. Even more interestingly the tools can also be used whilst you record a live video sequence.
The special effects include motion, video and audio effects including, slow motion,zoom and reverse, and voice over and voice transformation. The video filters include B&W,old film and colour moods.
I think there's is a lot of creative potential to explore and play with here, for educators. Hopefully interesting examples will be posted to YouTube, et al soon.
WeVideo is an easy to use, yet slick and effective browser-based video editing platform that lets you share and collaborate with others, it is available as a YouTube plugin at http://youtube.com/create - choose the WeVideo editor
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