Some ways to help: Translate
, Edit, and Submit
Volunteer to Edit and Encode Videos After Filming!
Once you've filmed
a video, it's time to
capture the raw video on to your computer, edit it to produce the user
experience you want (perhaps including a title screen, credits screens,
slides during the presentation, and/or subtitles), and encode the
finished video into a web-ready format like Windows Media, QuickTime,
RealPlayer, or MPEG4. Remember, if you've translated and filmed one of
our scripts but don't know how to edit video, mail us the tape and
edit it into a finished video for you!
Good Things To Do While Editing
- Create a lead-in title screen showing the title of the video, the
name of the presenter, and perhaps the date it was filmed.
- If there are multiple separate "cuts" of video in your finished
video, include transitions like "fade in fade out" so the video
experience is smooth without sudden switches from cut to cut.
- Perhaps insert slides or subtitles highlighting key points.
- Create a trailer credits screen thanking the people who helped
create the video like your speaker, your translator, and anyone who
volunteered use of their home or office.
- If your video is based on one of the AIDSvideos.org scripts, we
ask that you include the following note in your credits: "Original
English script by Becky Kuhn, M.D. of GlobalLifeworks.org and Eric
You can use any video editing software you like. AIDSvideos.org created
some of its early videos on a Windows PC using Adobe Premiere Elements.
More recently, we have been using Final Cut Studio on a Macintosh G5.
- Some video sharing sites limit the total length of your video to
7 minutes (AOL Uncut Video) or 10 minutes (YouTube, unless you are
approved as a YouTube Director).
- Some video sharing sites limit the file size of a video to 100
MB. To get your encoded video to be smaller than this, you may need to
encode at 320x240 pixel size instead of 640x480.
- AIDSvideos.org currently uses the following settings for "talking
head" videos: QuickTime, H264 codec, 430 Kbps encoding rate, 15 frames
per second. We encode in both 640x480 and 320x240 screen sizes and then
upload to each service the highest quality version it will accept;
typically, for longer videos this is the 320x240 version due to the
total file size restriction.
- All of the video sharing sites typically accept Windows Media,
QuickTime, RealPlayer, and MPEG4 video formats and automatically
convert the files to whatever format (typically Flash) their service
Specific Editing, Conversion, and Encoding Techniques: How To ...
Video Resource Sites
Read on to learn about other ways you can help by translating scripts
videos, and submitting