According to the National Association of the Deaf, about 37 million people in the U.S. have some type of hearing loss. For those who have a hearing impairment, closed captioning is essential for ensuring equal access to information. This tutorial covers some of the guidelines in the Captioning Key for Educational Media prepared by the National Association of the Deaf.

MovCaptioner is a program from Synchrimedia (www.synchrimedia.com) that makes it easy to add closed captions to QuickTime videos on the Mac. MovCaptioner can caption movies with the following extensions: .mov for QuickTime movies that will be viewed on a computer with QuickTime Player or iTunes, and .m4v for movies that will be viewed on an iPod, iPhone or iPad.

To start a video chat, right-click on a contact and select Start a Video Conversation. You can also select Actions, Start a Video Conversation. You can add video to a text chat. First, make sure the side bar is displayed by selecting View, Sidebar from the conversation window’s menu. Next, click on the Start Camera […]

Yes, iChat supports a feature called one-way video chat. This feature will allow you to have a video chat even if the person on the other end does not have an iSight camera connected. To start a one-way video chat, select Buddies, Invite to One-Way Video Chat. You can also control click (or right click) […]

If you want to text, audio, or video chat with more than one buddy, you can connect an unlimited number of people in one text conference, up to 10 total people in an audio conference, and up to four total people in a video conference, as long as your system supports it (the person initiating […]

To add voiceover narration to a movie: Click on the Narrate Timeline button (found just above the timeline), or choose Tools > Narrate Timeline… Click on the Narrate Timeline button (found just above the timeline), or choose Tools > Narrate Timeline… Place the playhead where you want your narration to start in the timeline. Click […]

Windows Movie Maker makes it easy to edit the video clips captured from your camera by trimming them to remove unwanted video at the beginning or end. To trim a video clip: Select a clip in the timeline. Click on Show Timeline if you do not see the timeline. Place the playhead where you want […]

The first thing you should do when you open Windows Movie Maker to work on a new project is save the project file: Select File > Save Project As… Choose a save location on your computer and enter a name for your file in the File name field. Click on Save. You should save your […]

You may already have content on your computer that you want to use in your video project. This content can be video clips, still images, or audio. To import video into Windows Movie Maker: Select the Import video link in the Movie Tasks pane. Find the location on your hard drive where the video files […]

Windows Movie Maker is the video editing program that is included with Windows XP. Windows Movie Maker allows you to quickly build a personalized movie that incorporates video, still images, background music, and narration. This movie can be customized further by adding titles, transitions, and video effects. Windows Movie Maker was designed to be easy […]

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