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Video Resources

Useful Video-related Tools

Below are some recommendations from the IC for various video tools and technologies. This page is meant as a starting point for those getting started or in need of a quick recommendation. There are many great tools that aren't on the list, so we encourage you to come into the IC and talk with us about your particular needs.

Our website also provides excellent resources and information on video and audio conferencing and collaboration tools.

Recommended & Supported Video Tools:

  • iMovie- Is a simple and straight-forward video editing application available on Mac computers. It is free with every Mac, and is installed on all campus Apple Mac computers.
  • Sony Vegas Movie Studio- This is a highly recommended video editing application for Windows. The IC uses this software extensively.
  • Adobe Premiere- Adobe Premiere is available to all IU faculty and staff, for no charge, from IUware. Premiere is part of the Adobe Development Suite.
  • Handbrake- HandBrake is an open-source, multiplatform, video transcoder available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. It is extremely useful for extracting short video clips from DVDs to show in class.

Video Sharing Resources:

  • IU Podcast Portal- The IU Podcast Portal is the central online gateway for faculty and staff podcasting at IU. Using the portal, faculty and staff can create new podcasts, submit episodes, and manage their existing podcast content. In addition, any user with an Internet connection can find, subscribe to, and download podcasts from the portal website.
  • iTunesU @ IU- Indiana University uses Apple's iTunes U to make podcasts readily available to students, faculty, and staff at IU. Using iTunes U, you can access course content and university information from within iTunes.
  • Slashtmp @ IU- At Indiana University, Slashtmp is a service that provides IU graduate students, faculty, and staff with temporary storage to share non-sensitive research data with others via a web interface. It is particularly useful for those who want to share files that are too large to send via email. Slashtmp supports file encryption and each account is allotted 1.5GB of storage space.
  • is a free videoblogging, podcasting and video sharing service. Blip is a good alternative to YouTube as it provides for streaming of videos, but provides some additional features such as protected access, embedding, and allows users to upload video clips longer than 10 minutes.
  • Oncourse Resources Tool- Oncourse is the Learning Management System used at IU. The resources tool in Oncourse provides a place for storing and sharing files of all types (i.e., pdf, word, ppt, videos, audio, imagaes, etc.) with participants of a particular course or project site. The quota for a course site or project site is 1GB, and the upload limit for individual files is 200MB unless you use WebDAV. To request a larger quota for your site, see What are the default disk quotas for UITS accounts, and how do I request an increase?
  • YouTube- YouTube is a free online video streaming service that allows anyone to view and share videos that have been uploaded by anyone with a YouTube or Google account. YouTube has a limited policy of 10 minutes of video per upload.

Live Video Streaming & Broadcast Tools:

  • Adobe Connect- Full featured web conferencing service provided by UITS, Adobe Connect is a tool that allows you to meet online rather than in a conference room allowing you to share and collaborate online. Allows multiple attendees per meeting or class session.
  • Polycom- Information for various video conferencing options including polycom and multipoint conferencing on the IU campus.
  • Ustream- Ustream.TV is a live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size in real-time. Ustream also provides archiving of videos recorded on the Ustream site.
  • LiveStream- Live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to broadcast to a global audience. Livestream has an excellent set of features including screen broadcast, streaming archived shows, audience interaction via chat, and much more. There are free and paid accounts available.

Sources of Educational Video on the Web:

  • Our Blog: Good Websites for finding educational videos- Our office blogged about finding educational video on the web. We listed lots of our favorites websites for for finding both educational-oriented video, as well as sites for popular television and movie content. Check it out!


Addtional Web Resources: