[Xerte] Re: Recording video

Alistair McNaught Alistair.McNaught at HEAcademy.ac.uk
Fri Jan 18 16:06:41 GMT 2013

I'm not sure how much this helps but my own experiments gave me this

Page type and dimensions (x,y - ie width/height in pixels)

Graphics - sound
450 450
Column navigator
2 cols - 300 x 300
3 cols - 230 230
Button navigator - 300 x 300
Tabbed navigator (text aligned top) -
small panel - 250 x 300
medium panel 400x300
Large panel - 550x300
Full 700x300
Accordion navigator 4 panels (allow 20px per panel - eg 6 panels max ht=230-40=190px)
Small panels no text 250x230
Med - 400 x 230
Large panels - 550x230
Full - 700x230
Audio slideshow
Morph image
300x300 (automatically scaled)
Connector Hotspot image
450 x 450
(image in textbox - 230x140 if no more than 1 line text). Won't rescale but will break box if too big.
Annotated diagram
Drag and drop
Hotspot image
Interactive list
300x300 until text squashes
Memory game

From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ron Mitchell
Sent: 17 January 2013 15:05
To: 'Xerte discussion list'
Subject: [Xerte] Re: Recording video

The real trick to this is to not show the whole screen for the whole time but to use a tool or method that allows zooming in to relevant areas either while recording or during post production. My favourite is Camtasia Studio http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html but for quick stuff you can also use a pro account on screencast-o-matic $15/yr which also allows zooming and annotation http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cljQ3m7Ih


From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk> [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk]<mailto:[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk]> On Behalf Of Julian Tenney
Sent: 17 January 2013 13:53
To: Xerte discussion list
Subject: [Xerte] Re: Recording video

I'm not sure, but might start some experiments on the basis of trying to find a resolution that would divide nicely into the resolution I want for the final video, i.e. 1024 pixels will divide by 2 to give a 512px wide film, so if you desktop is 1600 x 1200, does it look good if the captures are scaled down to 400 x 300?

From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk> [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Nigel Irwin
Sent: 17 January 2013 13:13
To: Xerte discussion list
Subject: [Xerte] Recording video


Some guidance and suggestions please.

When recording a video showing actions on a PC/Laptop desktop, what is the best resolution to use for the desktop so that the resulting video is clear and of a size to fit into an Xerte page. What is the maximum size of a video clip and what settings are optimal. Ones I have seen on for example youtube always appear to be blurred/fuzzy and difficult to read.


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