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Digital Audio and Video Help
Instructional Technology 
and Media Services

Multimedia Publishing Help
Media 100


This web site is intended for the University of Rhode Island faculty and students who are interested in creating professional looking videos for use in presentations or the web. Compiling and editing videos is a complex process that has been made considerably easier by today’s digital technology and non-linear digital editing. 

Manuals supplied by the software manufacturers  are necessarily detailed, and often rather complex for the novice to understand.  The complexity and sheer bulk of such manuals are enough to intimidate the average instructor or student whose time is limited. Often it is unnecessary to understand the large amounts of information  provided in these manuals, in order to effectively use the application.  Indeed, many applications are better understood by opening the programs and randomly using the icons and pull-down menus.  But applications that are more complex, such as video editing programs, are not intuitive and require the novice to learn specific steps before starting.

This web page contains a “How To” section that details the specific steps that must be taken to open and save a project in Media 100, and to perform the basic steps of editing footage (compiling it, creating transitions, and adding text and title pages).  These steps will speed up the learning curve and help you feel comfortable enough to venture into the more complex workings of Media 100.  For additional help,  stop in at the Instructional Technology Center (ITC), the  multi-media computer lab in Chaffee Hall (Room 217).


Media 100 allows you to convert analog video ( videotape) to a digital format that can be played and edited on a computer.  While it is in the digital format, transitions and text (in the form of subtitles, or title pages) can be added and the video edited.  You can also add audio either as voice-over-narrations or background music.  The final product can be exported to videotape or to a QuickTime Movie format for use on the Internet.  

            Media 100 is a powerful editing tool that reduces the time required to perform complex procedures if done in an analog format.  It is not a simple application to master, but it is much easier to work with than the older methods of editing film or video.  After learning the basic editing procedures, you can begin using the advanced features of this comprehensive editing program. With a little work and practice, you will be able to perform even the more complex procedures such as changing footage to slow or speeded motion, and changing the luminescence of the video. 





  •      Open the Media 100 application from the pull-down puzzle icon on the menu bar, or by double clicking the Media 100 icon on the desktop.

  •   Save this project to the public drive on the desktop (Use this drive throughout the project) under a title that you choose and add the designation .proj.  This will open a Project Settings dialogue box.  Double click Media Destinations and save the audio (A), video (V), effects (Fx), and graphics (G) of your project by clicking on the appropriate intersecting lines in the public drive.  Now open the Media Sections panel and select natural in the image categories, and 90 KB per frame for your online quality.  Click OK.

  • Open and save a program with the same title of your project, and add the designation .prog. 

Ø      Open and save a bin with the same title of your project with the designation .bin.

You are now ready to begin work on your project.





For more information about this site, contact Supervisor, Language Learning Resource Center

File last updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2001


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