and Media Services
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
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.
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.
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).
100 allows you to convert analog video ( videotape) to
a digital format that can be played and edited on a
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
The final product can be exported to videotape
or to a QuickTime Movie format for use on the
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.
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
This will open a Project Settings dialogue
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.
and save a program with the same title of your
project, and add the designation .prog.
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
File last updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2001