I attended and took notes at the presentation “Screencasting @ Your Library” by Becky Rathgeber and Linda Uchida at the November 2006 Hawaii Library Association conference, and ran across the handout today which included the following recommended settings for Flash formatted screencasts. These were apparently suggested to them by Greg Notess:
- Lower quality for smaller files.
- Colors: 16 bit
- JPEG compression: 65%
- Frame rate: 1 or 5/sec
- Audio: MP3, 11.025kHz, mono, 16kBits/s
- Experiment and keep notes on lowest possible acceptable resolution
The products they demonstrated included Camtasia Studio, Captivate and Wink, all on the Windows platform. I have these three tools and some others linked to my social bookmarks for screencasting. I haven’t yet found a screencasting tool I really like on the Mac side which outputs flash-based screencasts.
Posting notes like this is an example of digitizing materials to preserve them for future relevancy. I still find myself leaving workshops and educational technology conferences with lots of analog notes (on paper) which have a very small potential to influence my own educational practices and technology uses as long as they remain paper-based. Digitizing them: Adding referenced websites to my social bookmarks and posting notes like these to my blog is my own attempt at both remixing my learning from those sessions (so the knowledge becomes more “sticky” and actually remains in my long term memory) and preserving the ideas in an online, searchable database that I can refer to later if I want to see those ideas again. It has the ancillary benefit of sharing these resources with others like you, who might also find them useful/of interest!
I continue to believe that in order to be relevant to me, ideas increasingly need to be digitized at some point.
The PowerPoint presentation from that HLA2006 presentation is still available online. I think I have a recording of that preso that I never published as a podcast, I’ll try and revisit that soon and if I have it release it! (I got permission from the presenters at the conference.)
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