Friday, January 6, 2017

Social Technologies Data Flow - Video

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The production and viewing of video content has increased in volume and complexity across the Department over the last 3 years. Offline and online HD video is captured through a range of devices including mobile devices and web cams. This creates large (100's GB) files that need to be moved, stored, shared and processed.

External contractors produce some video which is usually shared during production using Dropbox and Vimeo. Finished products are generally uploaded (MP4) to Vimeo or YouTube.

In-house production of short clips for social media channels is increasingly done on mobile devices using a range of video apps such as iMovie. Longer videos are edited using Camtasia Studio on desktops. Geographically dispersed production teams share video files (MP4) via Dropbox and Vimeo.

Vimeo is used to provide a library of Department stock video for use in future productions.

Creative Commons background music and sound effects are generally used and the final video is generally uploaded as Creative Commons BY 4.0 specifying any exceptions such as logos or partner content.

The Amara captioning service linked to Vimeo is often used to produce SRT files that are uploaded to Vimeo or YouTube after editing. Sometimes captions are burnt into the video using Camtasia Studio.

Some videos are uploaded to Facebook rather than share a link from YouTube.

Panopto is used to produce screen casts. Screencasts are also produced using the Camtasia Studio PowerPoint add-in which then allows advanced features to be added. Video can also be exported from Panopto to Camtasia Studio for advanced editing. is used to generate and manage dynamic QR codes to link to videos from printed resources or from labels on objects in learning environments.

2017 challenges
  • Live video casting from Facebook, Twitter and other services is increasing. We will need to consider best practice information management procedures.
  • Longer videos require greater processing power. SSD technology is being considered for 2017.
  • Terabytes of video archives are currently stored in external hard drives across the organisation. These need to be better managed.

This post is part 4 of a series illustrating Data Flow for some Department social technologies:
  1. Social Technologies Data Flow - Facebook
  2. Social Technologies Data Flow - Instagram and Twitter
  3. Social Technologies Data Flow - Google+
  4. Social Technologies Data Flow - Video
  5. Social Technologies Data Flow - Mobile Apps
  6. Social Technologies Data Flow - Photos/Graphics

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