Tools for videos

Tools for video/audio recordings

How to compress videos/audios

Why do we need to compress video recordings? It is easier to upload and easier for students to access. Handbrake is a open-source video transcoder that can be used to compress your videos without losing video quality. Below some settings that can help you to improve your video file size.

  1. Summary: include web optimized; leave Align A/V start
  2. Dimensions: change to 1280 x 720; anamorphic: none; change modulus to 16. 
  3. Video: choose H.264 (x264), encoder profile: high. Framerate: same as source. Avg bitrate: 5000. Uncheck 2-pass encoding/ turbo first pass
  4. Audio: AAC (avcodec), bitrate 256, sample rate: 48, quality 4, mixdown stereo.

For more information, watch this video from Myra Roldan  Use Handbrake to Reduce Your Video File Size Without Losing Quality

Where to upload videos/audios

  • Mediasite

Faculty have access to Mediasite through the ecampus courses. Mediasite is a video platform where you can capture, edit, share, search and manage videos in one secure place. Lecture recordings that are automatically recorded by our AV department through RoomTraq, are uploaded to Mediasite directly. Ask us about how to access those recordings. 

To set up your Mediasite folder per course, consult this tutorial Mediasite Tutorial

  • YouTube