Video and V Guide - Resources and Review

Details of a programme to investigate the impact of technologies on higher education and develop applications in support of the JISC strategy. Several reports are available online. Topics covered include visualisation, virtual and remote environments, cluster computing, collaborative and distance working, videoconferencing, use of IT to support the management of institutions, affordable provision of computers for students, presentation technologies, central timetabling by computer, electronic diaries, and use of a multi
purpose smart card.
The ERA Licensing Scheme enables educational establishments to record radio and television broadcasts for educational purposes without infringing copyright. Information on these pages includes the licence, the legal position and ERA news.
Sources of information on the Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) format. Includes news, reviews, software, articles, and magazines.
Database indexing over 20,000 audio
visual teaching materials, covering a range of subjects. Reference information about films, video programmes, slides, sound recordings, computer courseware, and interactive multimedia is available.
BUFVC aims to promote the production, study and use of film and related media in British higher education and research. It was founded in 1948 as the British Universities Film Council. It runs a television recording back
up service on behalf of universities and colleges, and its AVANCE database contains thousands of records of audio-visual materials suitable for degree-level teaching.
Searchable reference guide to film, television, and video festivals throughout the world. Deadlines for entries, categories, requirements, awards, fees, and location details are given for each event.
Details of videoconferencing services, strategy, guides, proposals, events, and presentations.
Alphabetical set of links to film archives and museums in numerous countries around the world.
Facts about Digital Versatile Disc, news and reviews, frequently asked questions and information about Sony's contribution to the technology.
Details of the George Eastman Collection, which includes the likes of photographic collections, motion picture collections and technology collections.
A selection of guides addressing different aspects of distance education, including a glossary of terms, evaluation for distance educators, computers in distance education, and interactive videoconferencing.
Resource guide to a collection of over 600 international films and videos on art, including painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, video art and modern literature. Listed by period, subject, director, scriptwriter, narrator and title, with Real Video clips and the facility to order online.
The BBFC is the body responsible for the classification of films and videos for public distribution in the UK. Includes a history of the BBFC, an outline of the classification policy, details of recent decisions, comments on cases of particular public interest, information on submitting works for classification, and a database of works classified by the BBFC, including details of the final classification, the running time of the work, whether or not cuts were made before classification, the distributor of the work, and information on the director and principal cast members.
PATRON is a pilot project to develop a multimedia electronic library system to deliver on
demand digital audio, video, scores and text in the areas of music and dance across high-speed broadband networks to the desktop. The project is driven by the need to improve access to audio, video and scores in the library.
Summary of the work conducted as part of the DEVICE project, set up to undertake a comprehensive survey of desktop videoconferencing products, and to conduct interoperability tests between the most popular of these.
Movie news, previews, video guides, interviews, and games.
Information on Digital Versatile Disc technology, including basic facts and an index of related sites.
National visualisation, animation, and video service, free of charge for the UK academic community. Video sequences can be created from a range of sources, including digital images and analogue video tape. Possible output format includes video tape, QuickTime, AVI or MPEG files, CD, Video CD or CD
I. Details of software, training, procedures, file formats, and complementary services are available online.
Covers the decisions and processes needed to produce good learning and teaching video suitable for broadcasting on the Web. Principles are taken from the JISC
funded Click and Go Video project completed in July 2002. The full report can be downloaded in PDF format, as can individual sections.
Offers original articles and features about home video, plus annotated links to selected relevant Internet resources compiled by a subject specialist, a subject
specific bulletin board, and details of related news and events. Topics include DVD, video making, reviews and release dates.
Offers resources on a range of subjects, material on different learning technologies such as videoconferencing and intranets, and links to colleges and key organisations. Events relating to further education are searchable by region.
Article introducing a rapid access method to video data in digital libraries via a video browsing interface prototype with a slide show style presentation of video frames with adjustable display rates. The success of the application is assessed, and full details of experimental methodology and findings are provided.
Descriptions and links to high
quality Internet resources covering, film, video, television, animation, multimedia, news, and journalism.
Links to a variety of online audio and video resources, including sound file archives and software.
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