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Audio Compression

Understanding Audio Data Compression: MP3s, AACs, and more – From the Studio Basics Blog – Universal Audio by Daniel Keller on April 25, 2011 2:12:32 PM PDT Love it or hate it, data compression (not to be confused with audio signal compression, which is a different issue) schemes like MP3, FLAC, AAC, and other […]

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Internet Archive Posts Trove of Public Domain HD Video

Digitized from 35mm original negatives and release prints dating back to the first decade of the 20th century, these unedited sequences were shot for feature films but never used. Studio librarians saved them for use in future productions, and now you can download and use them yourself in a variety of formats, including 720p HD, […]

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AMD invests in video communications startup Nuvixa; company founded by Illinois faculty and students

Venture Beat (San Francisco, March 5) — Advanced Micro Devices has made an investment in video communications startup Nuvixa. The company is investing in Nuvixa so that the startup can continue work on its StagePresence video presentation tool, which extracts a human presenter from any background and embeds him or her in a digital desktop […]

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A Student’s Perspective on the Benefits of Video Capture at Conferences

An opinion piece from the Daily Illini that explains the importance to students of being able to “attend” a conference via video capture:

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Video-related Free Public Affairs Resources Available to Everyone on Campus

Joel Steinfeldt from Public Affairs presented vast collection of free multimedia resources his office offers to content creators at the January CME Community meeting. This session was well received and provided some excellent solutions to making your production have that official University of Illinois branding and identity. Below the resources are broken down into some […]

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Add Audio to Powerpoint

One of the oldest tricks in the book is adding an audio narration track to Powerpoint. While it can be done with a video editor and slide images this method does it right within Powerpoint. (more…)

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Stock Footage and Images at Illinois

At some point most staff that work with rich media need stock images, sounds, or video of the campus. Someone has what you need, but you don’t know it. Your current solution is to (1) go out and shoot some new content, (2) call someone you know, (3) Google “Illinois” and hope for a good […]

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Videoconferencing Facilities on Campus

Videoconferencing Facilities on Campus (Updated on Jan. 13, 2012) Office of Online and Professional Engineering Programs provides videoconferencing service. Call 333–6634 or visit NCSA provides videoconferencing services. Users can contact eventservices at or make a request here: ‘Service descriptions and more information’ Chemistry has videoconferencing facilities. (contact wallbaum at Psychology […]

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Site for Those Interested in Formats

Sustainability of Digital Formats – Planning for Library of Congress Collections The Digital Formats Website provides information about digital content formats. The analyses and resources presented here will increase and be updated over time. The compilers, Caroline R. Arms and Carl Fleischhauer, invite feedback on the content.

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