Video Activity 2:


Part A: Screen Capture using built-in tools

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Capture using MacOS X

  1. OS: Mac OS X.5.8
  2. Technique: Used the shortcut Command-Shift-4 to capture a portion of the screen. The command brings up a crosshair cursor that allows you to select the portion of the screen you want to capture. Used Preview to open the image, reduce its size, and export a JPEG.
  3. Process: The built-in OS capture tools are very simple and easy to use - in fact, I use them quite often to create guides or explain how to do something.

Part B: Screen Capture using Jing

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Capture using Jing

  1. OS: Mac OS X.5.8
  2. Technique: Downloaded and installed Jing. Used Jing crosshairs to select the region of the screen and saved it to disk. Used Preview to open the image, reduce its size, and export a JPEG.
  3. Process: While Jing has more extensive sharing tools, the screen capture process is slightly more complicated than the built-in tools.


Part C: Screen Capture using Jing


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  1. OS: Mac OS X.5.8
  2. Technique: Started a capture of my screen and proceeded to narrate as I worked thru the short demonstration.
  3. Process: Jing makes screencasting very simple and straightforward. However, since I did a capture of the complete screen, I had to edit the embed code to make it playback at half-size.





Video Activity 3:


Slideshow creation using Flixtime.



  1. OS: Mac OS X.5.8
  2. Technique: Exported smaller size images from iPhoto, uploaded to FlixTime, and inserted in slideshow. Uploaded MP3 of the music and inserted in the slideshow.
  3. Process: The online tool was surprising simply and fast, but very limited (at least in the free account).


Sources:


Bryce Canyon images: taken by Jeff Francis, August 2009
Music: Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major 'Pastoral', Op. 68 - I. Allegro non troppo, downloaded from MusOpen.com. Music is public domain, recording use is permitted for non-commercial works.