Convert video with Handbrake

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Make sure you have the camera you used to shoot the video, the SD card with the video files, the power adapter, and a USB connector for the camera. You should bring an SD card reader, or check one out at Meyer Library.

Go to the Multimedia Studio in the center of the 2nd floor of Meyer. Login to a workstation with your SUNetID and password. Plug the power into the camera, connect it to the workstation with the USB cable, and turn the camera on. Make sure that the camera connects to the computer. You will probably need to make sure that it is in video playback mode, then select PC Printer.

Once the camera icon appears on the desktop, open that location, as well as the folder with your SUNetID in the Temporary Storage drive on the desktop.

In the camera, find the file for the lecture you just captured. It will be a large (>1GB) file with a .MOD, .MTS, or .MP4 extension. Copy that file to your folder on Temporary Storage drive. Move the camera icon to the trash, disconnect the camera and the power cable, and replace everything back in the case.

From Applications, open Handbrake. You will have to choose a file, so find the file that you just moved to Temporary Storage. Make sure the output is .MP4 [1], change the destination to the same folder in Temporary Storage [2], if it is not already there, and select the Web Optimized option [3]. Open the Picture Settings option at the top [4] and change the width to 320 [5]. After closing the Picture Settings, start the encoding [6].


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Once it is done, find the result, an .mp4 file in the folder with your SUNetID in the Temporary Storage drive. From there you can upload the file to Coursework. Make sure that you delete that file from the folder on the Temporary Storage drive when you are finished - anyone who uses that computer can access that folder.

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