Resources for Video Projects

Resources for Video Projects
Seattle Pacific University’s Library Tech Desk assists students in creating and publishing video projects. The following outline provides guidance for video consultations with students.

Software and Accounts


YouTube is an easy-to-use resource to publish a video project. The upload can be done in a way only those given the specific URL to the uploaded video can view it. The steps are as follows:

Create account
Upload video
Edit video info
Edit video
Share video privately with particular users
Share video as “unlisted” with a unique URL

Vialogues is a simple interface for asynchronous viewing and commenting on videos. Users are able to embed their YouTube video and allow others to comment.

Create account
Embed YouTube video
Adjust privacy settings
Share video privately with particular users
Comment by clicking on video playhead or entering the time code
Pose questions

iMovie on OS X
Apple iMovie support (

Overview of interface
Import video
Project library
Event library
Backup files! (Macintosh HD/Users/spulogin/Movies/iMovie Events and Projects

iMovie on iOS
Apple iMovie support (


Video Capturing Devices to Check Out or Use at the Tech Desk
The Tech Desk has various video capture devices and other equipment available for check out for those without their own. It is imperative to not wait to the last moment to check out a device to record the footage. Devices are available on a first come basis. Most items have a three-day check out policy. Listed are the devices held at the Tech Desk:

  • 4x Flip camera (video only)
  • 2x 5th Generation iPod Touch
  • 1x 4th Generation iPod Touch
  • 2x Sony Bloggie camera (video and still)
  • 1x Canon PowerShot SX260 HS (video, still, and geotagging)
  • 2x iPads (Early 2012)
  • 1x Microsoft LifeCam (USB for computer-based recording)
  • 1x Tripod (full-size)
  • 1x Tripod (desk-size)
  • 1x High-end microphone
  • 1x Voice recorder
  • 2x iMac computers with iMovie and analog to digital video conversion equipment
  • 20x MacBook Pro (four-hour checkout; must remain in library) with iMovie

Assistance Available at the Tech Desk
For any assistance in capturing, editing or publishing videos, Tech Desk Consultants provide training assistance at the Tech Desk during normal library hours. Dedicated assistance is available by appointment while quick drop-in assistance is available during normal library hours. To make an appointment please contact the Tech Desk by phone: 206.281.2211 or email:

Video Capture Device Recommendations


iOS devices (iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch current generation, iPad (2 and Early 2012))
Flip video cameras or similar devices (Kodak)

Notebook computer with external USB camera/microphone) MacBooks using Quicktime

Digital video camera (DV tape or hard drive)

Last Resort
VHS camera

Devices not listed must obtain Tech Desk approval to verify compatibility.
Do not use a DVD-based video camera

Video/Audio Tips

  • The recording device should be placed on a stable surface, such as a tripod
  • Take notice of external noise that may impact audio capture (such as tapping the cameras or moving your hand over the microphone)
  • The camera should adequately capture the subject
  • The microphone should clearly capture audio

Questions or Assistance?
Contact the Tech Desk, which provides technology, tools, assistance, and space for students to discover, create, and share.

Tech Desk
Seattle Pacific University Library, Lower Level
206.281.2211 | |

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