“ Video Clip Making Guide” How To Make Exportable Video Clips of Your Qualitative Research Revised: June 2011 Includes instructions for using the NEW Title/Caption Creation Tool
FocusVision Tips to Enhance Your Presentations <ul><li>The following is an easy to follow tutorial for learning how to create, download and insert video clips into your presentations. Please share this document with anyone who may be responsible for creating summary presentations. Please note the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can make video clips using FocusVision’s new built-in Clip Creator. </li></ul><ul><li>Including video clips with your presentations is powerful because it reinforces your consumer’s statements using their own words rather than text quotations. </li></ul><ul><li>The most important step to making video clips is identifying the START and END times for each video clip. You can either use FocusVision’s convenient VideoMarker tool or simply record the start and end times on a piece of paper. </li></ul><ul><li>For Librarian users, “Workspaces” provides an easy way to manage video clips and highlight reels from multiple markets and across multiple projects. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions contact Jeff Wirz at 203-428-2479 or [email_address] . </li></ul>
Two methods for logging into a project from www.FocusVision.com Using a Project Code and Password is the most common method. This information is provided to you by your project organizer or coordinator. Librarian is FREE and EASY to setup. With Librarian you can log into your past, current and future projects using just your email and your own secure password. Click “Don’t have an account” to create a Librarian account.
VideoMarker is used to “mark” key respondent comments VideoMarks are “start points” for key respondent comments. To create a VideoMark, simply click on the “ Mark ” button and type a brief note that describes the comment. VideoMarks are stored in the archive in chronological order and designated with this blue icon. VideoMarks can be made at any time, either during your “live” projects or from your recorded archive.
Once you know the Start and End points you’re ready to begin To open the Clip Creator, highlight the VideoMark that designates the start point for your clip and then select “ Clip ” from the menu bar at the top. TIP : If you don’t want to create VideoMarks for each clip, you can simply make a list of the clips you’d like to create on a piece of paper. Then write down the approximate START and END times for each clip before you start the Clip Creator. You can make all your clips from a single mark using this method.
The built-in Clip Creator makes creating video clips quick and easy For assistance with making clips or if you’d like to participate in a 20-minute “ Clip Making Workshop ”, contact Jeff Wirz at 203-428-2479 or [email_address] FocusVision provides a built-in Clip Creator making it easy to quickly create video clips and highlight reels to export and include with your summary presentations.
Video clips can be customized the way you want using the Clip Creator To begin, press “ Start” to preview your clip. Let the video play until you have captured the content you want. Once at the end point, click the “ Set Clip End ” button to create the end point of your Clip.
Fine tuning your clip Start and End times can be done in seconds Adjust the start point by changing the time under “ Clip Start ”. You can use the Up/Down arrows or click and type the time. Adjust the end point by changing the time under “ Clip End ”. You can use the Up/Down arrows or click and type the time. To instantly review the clip from the start, click this button. To instantly review the last 5 seconds, click this button.
Give each clip a unique name to better organize your video library Once your clip is complete give it a unique name and type it here. To save your clip, click this button. You can have as many clips as you want and each clip will be stored in the project content window in “start time” order.
Highlight reels combine multiple clips into a single video file A Highlight Reel is a series of video clips combined into a single video file. Reels are optional but great for final presentations. To create a Reel, highlight any clip or reel file and then click on the “ Reel ” button on the menu bar to open the Reel Editor.
The built-in Reel Editor makes creating highlight reels fast and easy Select the clips you want from above and drag to the bottom. Arrange them in order, give it a name and click “Create Reel”.
You can even give each clip a title or caption for enhanced transitions You can even give each clip a caption with up to eight lines of text for a more detailed description of the upcoming clip. You can give each clip a “title” and a blank transition clip will play for 5 seconds at the beginning of each clip. The transition clip will have a black background with white text.
All archived documents can easily be exported to your computer To export video clips or reels, or any archived document, select the file with a single click and then click on the “ Export ” button on the menu bar.
Download video clips or export them to your Librarian Workspace When downloading clips directly to your computer, choose “ Save ” and then navigate to the location where you want to save the video file. If downloading multiple files it will be saved into a Zip folder. For Librarian users you will be provided with the option to “ Download ” or “ Export to a Workspace ”. NOTE: This feature allows you to work with video clips and reels across multiple projects. Workspaces is only available for Librarian users. If you don’t have a Librarian login account, please contact your FocusVision account director.
Inserting video clips or reels into a PowerPoint presentation is simple To insert a video clip or reel into a PowerPoint presentation click “ Insert ” on the menu bar and then choose “ Movies and Sounds ” and then “ Movie From File ”. Navigate to your downloaded file on your computer and then click “ OK ”. These screenshots are made using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003.
Inserting video clips or reels into a PowerPoint presentation is simple To play a clip in a PowerPoint presentation on a computer other than the one it was created you need to “package the presentation” to a CD or flash memory card. To do this in PowerPoint 2003, click on “ File ” and then “ Package for CD ”. Use “ Copy to Folder ” for USB Flash Drives or for emailing. Earlier versions had a similar feature called “Pack and Go”. Later versions use a feature called Packaging for CD. The process is similar for all versions.
Online Demonstrations and Workshops are also available We also offer several training programs. If interested in participating in any of the following, contact Jeff Wirz at 203-428-2479 or [email_address] . Online Demonstrations – These demos usually takes about 20 minutes and cover each of the core features included in our service. You’ll log into a “Live” demo project, as well as an “Archived” demo project. This can be done one-on-one or in small groups. Video Clip Making Workshops – This workshop takes about 30 minutes and teaches how to make videomarks, create video clips and highlight reels, and how to export clips to be inserted into your PowerPoint presentations. This workshop is best one-on-one. On-Site User Workshops – These workshops last for one hour and provide users with a full tutorial of our videostreaming services. You will learn how to use all of the tools included in the Live Viewer, as well as how to fully utilize the Archive Viewer, including creating and exporting video clips. These workshops are best in small groups.