Video Format, Conversion and Uploading
TaskStream accepts popular computer video file formats (MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV), but we recommend Quicktime (MP4 or MOV) .
The storage limit for each clip is 100 MB, and the storage limit for the entire teaching event (video, text, scanned documents), is 500 MB (as of 9/08). You may have to adjust the length or format of a clip so that it fills up much of the screen while staying under the 100 megabyte limit.
The most straightforward method is to shoot a video using a digital camcorder, in QuickTime (m4a or MOV) format, finalize the disk on the camera, and upload the clips directly to TaskStream. Unfortunatley, not all recorders record in Quicktime format.
Converting to Quicktime
If you shoot video in a format other than QuickTime, you can covert the video clips to QuickTime formats by using software and procedures specific to either the Macintosh or PC platforms. The URL for the video conversion instructions is: http://www.csun.edu/~edtech/video/ . The computer in the student lab (2115A) have thi
What type of media / recorder do you have?
- MP4 format camcorders. If you have a late model of camcorder that can record in MP4 format: no conversion necessary. However, you may wish to video in low resolution to keep the file size under 100 MB so it can be uploaded.
- mini-DVD camcorders: The simplest way to convert is using a conversion software called ImTOO DVD to MP4 converter. Instructions.
- mini-DV tape camcorders: (such as Canon ZR series) use iMovie (available in the student lab, 2115A). Instructions.
- camera with AVI movie recording capability: Many "still" cameras can generate a 640 x 480 movies.
- Windows users to convert to Ipod format
To use Free Video to Ipod Converter*:
1. Change “Presets” to “Ipod Classic Economy Quality” 320x240
2. Select “Output Name”.
3. Select “Input Files”.
-If trimming is needed, click “Trim”, click “Play” button, click “Trim Left” button, to set beginning and “Trim right” button to set end, then click okay.
Once finish, click “Convert”