How to Convert Video for Taskstream Uploading
a video file of less than 500MB, to computer
video format MOV, MP4, AVI, or WMV, that can be played back on
or Windows computers. Due to file size limit, BEFORE you record your video,
check to make sure that the camcorder is set to "Long Play" (LP) setting, NOT "High Quality" (or on some models "High Definition" (HD).)
don't have to use a computer lab to convert the video. Most of
these software titles are available either free or come with your computer
or camcorder. If you missed one of many orientation workshops we offered, synopsis is here.
you have a Canon FS200 camcorder, or similar models, that records to a
- If you have a Canon Vixia HF 200: this camcorder records in High Def. to an SD memory card.
you have a Sony DVD 308 camcorder or similar model that use mini-DVD. Use mini DVD-R discs (DO NOT USE RW discs). NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT:
you have a newer model of camcorders with built-in hard disks or with SD memory cards that can record in MP4 format: with proper settings (see your
camcorder manual; use the LOW resolution settings for small file size)
record the video; then check the file size; if smaller than 200MB, upload.
you have a camcorder with mini-DV tape, such as Canon ZR series, use
iMovie. Written instruction here. Video demonstration here.