There are many ways to record video and just about as many video file formats as well. A format that is growing in popularity is AVCHD. AVCHD provides for a high quality video and relatively small file sizes (relative to other video recording formats that is). Most of the cameras available for checkout in the Ed Tech Center record in this format. The AVCHD codec breaks video up into a series of relative short clips and places them in a folder inside the AVCHD folder. The individual files, which are the ones that you will want to import into Camtasia Studio have the .mts extension. This file format is not compatible with Camtasia Studio. To complicate matters, Camtasia has no built-in file conversion capabilities. But there is software that you can use to do this conversion and TechSmith provides links to some of these programs in their support forums. One that I have used successfully is “Format Factory” (http://www.pcfreetime.com/) and it is free. Format Factory is a Windows only product which is an easy install except that you will want to un-check the boxes that installs the extra toolbars which are unnecessary to Format Factory. If you have a need to use AVCHD files in Camtasia, please contact the ETC, we will be happy to help you find a solution for your particular application.
iTunes U is available at JCCC.
iTunes U is a repository for college podcasts, including course-related material and public access material. To reach the publicly accessible podcasts, please click on the link below:
If you are enrolled in or are teaching a course at JCCC, you can also access course-related and departmental podcasts. To do this, log in to My JCCC. On the left side of the My JCCC screen in the “JCCC Links” box, click on the link to iTunes U.
When clicking on either of these links, iTunes will open automatically after a short wait. You should already have iTunes installed on your computer.
We’re working on migrating this content to the new iTunes U format. Please stay tuned.