EFS Lecture Encode and Upload

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After packing up at the lecture, drop off everything but the camera at Building 30. Bring the camera in its case with you. Make sure you have the camera, the power adapter, and a USB connector for the camera. If you are just using an SD card, you should bring a 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 is in video playback mode, then use the joystick next to the screen to select PC Printer. Press the joystick to select.

Once the Canon 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 Canon, 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 600 [5]. After closing the Picture Settings, start the encoding [6].



Once it is done, find the result, an .mp4 file in the folder with your SUNetID in the Temporary Storage drive. Rename this to the required name, something like 2013FHSLecture1. If you are not sure, go to the page where you should see the video, look about 2/3 of the way down the page source, and copy / paste to rename the file. Be careful about upper/lowercase.

Summer 2013 titles:

  • 7/9 - 2013FHSLecture1
  • 7/16 - 2013FHSLecture2
  • 7/23 - 2013FHSLecture3
  • 7/30 - 2013FHSLecture4
  • 8/6 - 2013FHSLecture5
  • 7/12 - 2013CSSLecture1
  • 7/19 - 2013CSSLecture2
  • 7/26 - 2013CSSLecture3
  • 8/2 - 2013CSSLecture4
  • 8/9 - 2013CSSLecture5
  • 8/7 - 2013ALCLecture1
  • 8/14 - 2013ALCLecture2
  • 8/21 - 2013ALCLecture3

From Applications, open Cyberduck. Login to the Stanford Video ftp server with the hostname, username, and the password. Make sure you set the connection to use FTP and not SFTP. Drag the .mp4 file you just renamed to the server in Cyberduck and wait for the transfer to complete. The transfer usually goes pretty quickly.

Next, open Safari and go to http://afs.stanford.edu. Change the path to /afs/ir/group/efs-admin/WWW/media and upload the file.

The video should play from the Download/mobile link immediately, but the one in the flash player on the desktop version usually takes 15-20 min to sync. When you are done, logout of the workstation and return the video camera to Building 30.

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