Posts tagged "video"

April 3, 2012

Training: Professional videos in Captivate on a budget!


Join Joseph Caplan, Adobe Captivate Expert along with Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaising to learn how to create videos effectively for Adobe Captivate. During the session, we will also learn the best practices, tools and techniques used for high-quality videos.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Understand the basics of video production
  2. Edit the videos using Adobe Premiere Elements
  3. Use the videos in Adobe Captivate Projects


Posted by Vish4:08 PM Permalink
March 13, 2012

Another chance to win an iPad 3!! Scenario-Training Contest…

After the successful HTML5 contest for Adobe Captivate on our Facebook Page, we’re launching a global contest for the best Scenario-based training content created using Adobe Captivate. This contest is live now on our Facebook page.

Contest Rules:

  1. Upload any scenario-based course created using Adobe Captivate. For examples of scenario-based courses, visit or
  2. Publish the content as a Flash SWF file. In Captivate’s output options check both the ‘zip file’ and ‘export to HTML’ options. Continue reading…
Posted by Vish6:08 PM Permalink
August 14, 2011

Power of Closed Captions for the Slide Videos

As we are aware, Closed Captions makes the content more interesting for the learners. Generally, they are associated with Audio in a Slide but what if we need the Closed Captions but with a Video? We have the perfect solution for that using Slide Video’s Closed Captions Feature. View the following demonstration to know what I’m talking about.

Let’s see how to achieve this using the Slide Video feature. Continue reading…

Posted by Vish2:58 PM Permalink
July 29, 2011

#AdobeCaptivate Timelines Demystified

Hello Captivate Rock Stars young and old. I’ve been plugging away on this one for a while now – in part because I realize how really central it is to understanding Captivate as a whole. I’ve always been fascinated by learning, but there is one phenomenon in learning which I find particularly Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge2:17 PM Permalink
March 31, 2011

Workaround for video streaming issues in Captivate


Videos do not get streamed in Adobe Captivate projects.


The URIs of the videos are specified incorrectly.

Solution: Continue reading…

Posted by Ashwin Bharghav9:00 PM Permalink
March 7, 2011

eLearning Suite & Photoshop CS5 – Getting super clean edges on alpha objects

People often ask me how I got such a clean cutout of an image in Adobe Captivate 5. The answer is that it’s pretty easy with eLearning Suite 2, because Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Captivate 5 work together to make for a simple solution to complex problems like that one. Sure, it’s easy to get a clean selection when all the background pixels are the same color, but what do you do when you need to clip a foreground object or figure and the subject and the background are far more complex? In the video below I Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge4:08 AM Permalink
March 5, 2011

Add Video to Table Of Contents in Adobe Captivate (PPT) eLearning Modules

A reader asked last week, “Can I add video to my Table of Contents and sync that video with a PowerPoint using Adobe Captivate 5?” I have to admit that I hadn’t really thought of that, but of course the answer is yes – and in fact it’s incredibly simple to do. So I’ve recorded this short Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge7:55 PM Permalink
March 1, 2011

Captivate Screen Capture on a PowerPoint inside another Captivate Project

I wanted to vlog you guys another video this week since there’s no eSeminar scheduled and I’m out of the office at a conference. This fun little tidbit is in response to one of the more common questions I get from Adobe Captivate users. The question? Now that Presenter (doesn’t matter which Presenter) doesn’t support embedded Adobe Captivate 5 files (because Presenter hasn’t been updated to AS3) how can I embed Captivate Video Captures, Application Captures, Application Simulations etc. onto my PowerPoints? My answer is generally … You know there is an easier way?

This 5 minute video demonstrates the easier Path. A lot of users don’t realize a.) how very simple it is to use PowerPoint files inside Adobe Captivate 5, and b.) how simple it is to embed Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge8:55 AM Permalink
February 28, 2011

Full Screen in Adobe Captivate Authoring: New Video

This week we welcome back to the team eLearning Evangelist R.J. Jacquez – and R.J.’s first contribution is a great short video on YouTube: All about working in full screen mode in AdobeCaptivate. Proving yet again that Adobe Captivate goes way beyond Screen Capture, R.J. gives us a nice overview of how easy it can be to work in full screen mode.

You can always view the latest Adobe Captivate and eLearning Suite Tutorials on YouTube at the Adobe eLearning Channel as well as a host of Tutorials and special features on AdobeTV in our brand new eLearning Channel.

Posted by Allen Partridge6:00 PM Permalink
February 23, 2011

How To Video: Custom AdobeCaptivate 5 Buttons with Sounds

Video shows the process for creating Captivate 5 Buttons, and attaching Sounds either through rollovers, or through clicks. Either way the sounds are able to play each time the user clicks / rolls over. Enjoy. ;)

Posted by Allen Partridge3:51 PM Permalink
February 11, 2011

Preparing The Workforce of Tomorrow: Plenary Keynote for Media & Learning, Brussels

In November (2010) I had the pleasure of joining the extraordinary community of eLearning, training and university educators who attended the Media and Learning: Brussels 2010 Conference. I was thrilled to give one of the plenary keynotes, and wowwed by the strong positive feedback overall as well as the wonderful new friends and colleagues I encountered at the event.

The good folks at Media & Learning have since placed both the slide deck and an abbreviated video (about 20 of the 35 minutes) online. You may also Continue reading…

Posted by Allen Partridge9:37 PM Permalink
November 26, 2010

F4V Or F4V Fixed Frame Rate – What Should I Go With?

Frame rate is the number of frames (images) that are shown per second when a video is playing. When a video is being played, typically about 20-30 frames are shown per second depending on the need. Within this limit, more the number of frames per second (FPS) less jerky the video is.

Let us consider a video with lot of action, say a soccer game .The video keeps changing at a fast rate. So, the video is typically encoded in 24 fps which is the upper limit of what a human eye can perceive.  Any part of such a video will have 24 frames per second.

Now let us consider a video that has mostly e-learning content. The content does not always change at the rate of 24 images per second. For example, lots of slides made in Adobe Captivate are roughly about 3 seconds. If we take out the time for transition effect and a few more animations, a slide might stay without any changes for about a second. If we use only the frames that change we save a lot in file size – in this example we saved about 23 images. More importantly, processing these extra 23 images takes a lot of time for the video encoder (the program that converts these images to an f4v file) – the encoder would do a better job if it had lesser images to process. So when we know that there is nothing that has changed in the slide, we do not add an extra image to encode.

This means we have a video which has a different frame rate within different parts of the same video. For example a slide with just text will have a lesser frame rate, while a slide with a slide video showing a soccer game might have a higher frame rate. We call this variable frame rate. The earlier option of having 24 (or any other number of) frames per second all across the video is what we call fixed frame rate. Variable frame rate files are smaller in size and encoded with better quality than their fixed frame rate counterparts. Almost all video players understand variable frame rate and play them well.

Why did we give a fixed frame rate option if variable frame rate is better in size and quality? – The answer is: some video converters do not understand variable frame rate F4V files. So when you take the F4V file to a video encoder and convert it to a different format, you might find that converted video is not proper. So we gave you an option of fixed frame rate if you want to encode it further or share it on video sharing sites (which convert the videos again internally).

If you don’t want to understand the technical jargon, here you go with this thumb rule – If you are going to convert the F4V output from Adobe Captivate to a different format or if you are going to share it on video sharing services like YouTube, use F4V fixed frame rate. If you are going to directly use the F4V file use the F4V option – it gives you better quality and smaller file size.

Posted by Anandhavelu N12:04 PM Permalink
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