Digital Video 101
Below are some common questions for those who are just learning
about digital video and what it can do to enhance teaching and
What is digital video?
Digital video is the newest standard in video capture, editing
and viewing. Unlike traditional analog video that requires tapes
and expensive editing equipment, it uses digital formats that are
native to computers and is therefore much more accessible and
adaptable for a variety of uses. For academic institutions, digital
video has the potential to revolutionize the classroom as students
and faculty find innovative ways to use it as a tool for
instruction, evaluation and reflection.
Who is using digital video at Butler?
During the past few months, the Center for Academic Technology
has been collaborating specifically with the College of Education
and the College of Pharmacy to provide small room and field-based
video recording for students and faculty. We welcome inquiries from
others who believe their curriculum might benefit from the
integration of video and other technologies into the classroom.
Who are the digital video contacts at
The Center for Academic Technology works with faculty who want
to use digital video in their curriculum.
What are some of the considerations and recommendations
for those interested in starting a digital video
Video is complex and comes in a lot of shapes and sizes. Video
capture, editing and storage are largely dependent on individual or
program needs. Faculty are invited to visit the Center for Academic
Technology in JH037 -- we have a short-term loan program for video
cameras and other rich media tools as well as computer and software
resources available for exploration.
What role does copyright play in digital
The Library's Copyright & Intellectual Property LibGuide
has information and resources to help you evaluate the role of
copyright in your use of digital video.