602 Debunk All the Video and Audio Myths!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday, November 17

Video & Media


Video production and delivery have evolved quickly over the past few years. Unfortunately, pre-2010-era video knowledge often dominates how people consider using video for learning, including their understanding of video files and codecs, streaming specifications and file sizes, video production techniques and styles, and even the role of video in training media. Moreover, these misconceptions actually keep teams from launching the video production processes they’d love to be working on.

This session will rapidly dispel the top video and audio myths held by eLearning developers. You’ll learn more about the technical side of creating video, including which video files, codecs, and optimum export settings you need to know; how streaming services really work and what types of files to give them; and how to work around Internet bandwidth concerns. You’ll also explore project management for video, from how to plan a production so that it can be accomplished in a single day or less to what level of production value is really necessary for good teaching. And, to round things out, you’ll get tips for how to leverage the vast array of free online videos in your training.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Whether or not you need a fancy new camera
  • Whether codecs even matter
  • Whether reducing frame rate actually reduces video bit rate
  • What compression is and how it works
  • Whether you should use your camera’s microphone for recording
  • How to plan your production so that it can be accomplished quickly

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Video cameras, video files and codecs, streaming services, audio files and types, and video editing and compiling software.

Ty Marbut

Executive Producer

Ty Marbut Instructional Video

Ty Marbut, executive producer at Ty Marbut Instructional Video, is an independent producer, director, editor, and adviser of instructional multimedia and documentary films. Focusing on training principles drawn from research in cognitive psychology, Ty works with teachers and teams in higher education, private companies, and government to deliver their messages as effectively as possible through multimedia immersion, high level-of-processing interaction, and the efficient use of existing media and human talent. His specialty areas include instructional video production and direction, training others in video production, and interactive video pedagogy.

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