Re: [Videolib] Segments and excerpts, and clips (Oh my!)

cmccann@mailer.fsu.edu
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 18:03:50 -0400

Hey Gary et al

we've been recommending mpeg-2 to users for inserting snippets into
powerpoint -- it renders a low file size and a fair picture quality --
and seems to be compatible whether the user is presenting from a mac or
pc platform.

chuck

Quoting Gary Handman <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>:

> Close your eyes, Jessica...
>
> Asking this question in light of our newly vested (by the Library of
> Congress) right to sidestep DMCA to make limited excerpts from DVDs
> for the purpose of film studies (actually, I've always done this, but
> don't tell anyone)
>
> What are videofolk using to pull this off? I've always used a
> digital/analog box (Canopus for eg): I play from a dvd player or vhs
> thru the box into my mac via firewire. I use iMovie (simple-minded
> but effective) to capture and trim. I either create a .mov or .avi
> file (if used for powerpoint) or burn the clip to DVD.
>
> I've messed around with SnapZ, which is too clunky for my taste
> (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/snapzprox/).
>
> There's gotta be other software solutions.
>
> What are you all using?
>
> Gary
>
> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
>
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>
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VIDEOLIB is intended to encourage the broad and lively discussion of issues relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control, preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and distributors.