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*note - not a consideration of user 'bitrate'? Why?
We successfully accessed a file transfer protocol (FTP) download from YouTube using “YouTube Video Grabber”, which is called a ‘transcoding software’.
The purpose of ‘transcoding’ (software) allows the user:
1) to alter the file type for compatibility with other types of software or even operating systems such as PC vs. Mac. We altered an .flv download from YouTube to a .mov for use in IMovie.
2) to resize the digital image or video file resulting in a ‘lossy’ process reduces file size.
This process benefits user storage, thereby upload and download speeds, and the potential of usability is improved.
In the process of converting the .flv (which is standard encoding for YouTube video uploads) we were able to discuss:
Ratios – included HD (High definition/widescreen) format 16:9 and SD (standard television) format 4:3.
*Note: for the ‘trailers’ we utilized the transcoding software to render it in a format ratio that retained its ‘widescreen’ (HD) origins (eg. 391 x 220).
Conversion – to .mov for editing in IMovie. Video files that are able to be brought into IMovie include 1) .avi (a video compression format when using a recording device such as a digital still camera/video option or current camcorders that operate ‘tapeless’.
2) .mov (Quicktime) format which I alluded to as the .jpg of video.
Questions were posed of other format options which I will defer to the list of Quicktime video and audio files under Acceptable Quicktime Formats">Week4/Media formats…’
Part 2 – Editing in IMovie / (see notes from class for goals): Intro to Week 4 handout