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Flip Cam Getting Started Required: Two areas of minor expertise The technical The emotional Hall Davidson [email protected] http://discoveryedspeakersbureau.com/ Image: http://www.theflip.com/ The Emotional

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Flip CamGetting Started

Required:

Two areas of minor expertise

The technical

The emotional

Hall Davidson [email protected]

http://discoveryedspeakersbureau.com/

Image: http://www.theflip.com/


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The Emotional

How can you get people to feel comfortable on camera?

  • Practice

    • Bio

    • Favorite things

    • “Why I don’t want to be taped”

  • Be personal

    • Let folks take ‘personal videos’ of home/family

  • Play games

“I never thought $150 would change my life. But it did.” – classroom teacher, Los Angeles


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-Shooting-Moving files to computer-Edit (to enhance)

The Technical Side

Resource Links

Great ‘How To’ pdf!

YouTube Tutorial Prepare to fast forward

How to overview

Link to Getting Started


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1. Be careful of light in the background – the camera’s eye is like the human iris2. Sound does not zoom

Shooting – Only two Tips

Resources

Great ‘How To’ pdf!

YouTube Tutorial Prepare to fast forward

How to overview

Link to Getting Started


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Avoid light in background

-windows, lamps

Same camera, same time of day—only difference: the background light level

Black garment bag hung over window - Light gauzy curtains pulled

Photos: hdavidson


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Whatever is closest to the camera, you hear most

Voices or crunching paper noise closer to camera will be heard. But don’t sweat ambient noise too much! It’s part of the experience.

The voice you want

The sound you get

Image of paper: http://classes.yale.edu/fractals/FracAndDim/BoxDim/PowerLaw/CrumpledPaper.html


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Insert to USB

Move video files to computer

Images: http://www.kassblog.com/media/3/20080727-flip.jpg

http://www.labnol.org/wp/images/2008/05/usb-video-camera.jpg


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USB menu – Two Choices

A

B

*PC example. Macs are different, but the same principle holds.


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USB menu – Two Choices

A

B

“B” is the preferred method


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A

The Flip Cam software

Follow their menu. Beware of crashes.

Image: http://www.e3t.org/studentpage/studentpagehold_assets/video%20tutorial.pdf

Go there for more details


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A

The Flip Cam software

Image: http://www.e3t.org/studentpage/studentpagehold_assets/video%20tutorial.pdf


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B

The open menu way

More user control

Click Open folder to get FlipCam contents. It’s like a big USB drive.


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B

The open menu way

Click DCIM to get the folder with the video files


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B

The open menu way

Click 100Video folder inside DCIM


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B

The open menu way

Drag the video file you want to your computer

These are all the video files on your FlipCam


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See if the video file will open. If you get an error message, there is an easy

*A Necessary Troubleshoot


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Click to open and view

File from Flipcam on Desktop

images: hdavidson


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*If you get this message, you must change the extension

File on Desktop

Note: The video will play if you click yes. But you won’t be able to edit it in MovieMaker, Adobe Premiere, etc.


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Change the file extension to solve the problem

File on Desktop


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Right click on fileRename extension from .wmv to .avi

File on Desktop

*Change the file extension on Mac’s, too, to use in PowerPoint.


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1. How to Mask FacesOpen MovieMaker(other programs work and have more options but this one is free)

Using editing with

FlipCam videos


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Inside MovieMaker, open the video file (“Add to Collection”)You can also import directly from cameraGreat ‘How To’ pdf!

Open MovieMaker


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Drag video clip to timeline.You’re ready to edit!TutorialsK-12Atomic LearningVisual literacy

Open MovieMaker

Image: http://www.e3t.org/studentpage/studentpagehold_assets/video%20tutorial.pdf


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First:Use “Split Clip” control to isolate segment you need to blurPut ‘playhead’ at beginning, then end, of segment to isolate.Select Split (Ctrl+L)

MovieMaker

images: hdavidson


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Use Effects for “witness protection” effectto mask student facesBlur (less dramatic)Watermark (max mask)Note: Deeper control in Pinnacle, Adobe Premiere, iMovie plug-ins.

MovieMaker


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Drag effect down to segment on timeline.Example: BlurNote: Effect will “blur” every frame in the segment you select. The video will still move.

MovieMaker


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Drag effect down to segment on timeline.Second Example: WatercolorNote: Effect will “watercolor” every frame in the segment you select. The video will still move.

MovieMaker

images: hdavidson


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Original video image

MovieMaker


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Effect:Blur

MovieMaker


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Effect:Watercolor

MovieMaker


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Using editing with FlipCam videos

Add titles, credits, or introductions to segments

2. Add titles and 3. Add a narration

Images from MovieMaker help menu “Titles”


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Using editing with FlipCam videos

2. Add titles

Under Tools,click Titles and CreditsChoose your location, then add text


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Using editing with FlipCam videos

3. Add a narration

Click on microphone, create at narration

Right click on the Flipcam clip audio line to adjust clip volume

Your narration goes here


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Right click on the Flipcam clip audio line to adjust clip volume

Click on microphone, create at narration


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Flip CamGetting Started

Give it a try!

“I never thought $150 would change my life. But it did.” – classroom teacher, Los Angeles

Hall Davidson [email protected]

http://discoveryedspeakersbureau.com/

Image: http://www.theflip.com/


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