The exclamation points in the title are probably not really warranted. Here is a link to my YouTube channel. It’s getting somewhat populated by videos I’m making for my students, mostly for introduction to statistics for the behavioral sciences.
On a related note, our university uses Tegrity (linked through Blackboard) for recording lectures, etc. The system records the instructor’s voice, plus whatever is on the screen (e.g., PowerPoint slides). Well, after you finish creating a Tegrity video, there’s a slightly Fullerian process for linking to it within Blackboard so your students can see it, but there’s also a handy “upload to YouTube” link. Neat! Except that when I use that link, the ultra-high-res video from my desktop computer (or even minimally-hi-res from a classroom LCD projector and computer monitor) gets uploaded to YouTube as… 480p. I’m sure there’s a way to do it high-res, but instead of spending ten more minutes hunting for those details I did something else.
To upload Tegrity video to a High-Definition YouTube video (using Windows 7):
- Record the video on Tegrity (OK, this step was to make fun of about.com)
- Dig down into your file system on the computer where the video was recorded (for me this is my office desktop); the video is there, somewhere. For me, it’s in
C:\ProgramData\Tegrity\recordings\<name of the recording you just made>\Class\Projector
and the file will be called “screen0.asf” (that’s a zero, not an “o”). Anyway, that’s what it’s always been called for me, but maybe just look for the biggest *.asf file.
- Upload that sucker to YouTube!
And that’s all. The upload, for me, is always at least 1080p resolution. Hooray for Google casually solving problems in their sleep.