What is Video Capture?
Video capture is the process of converting an analog video signal—such as that produced by a video camera or DVD player—to digital video. The resulting digital data are computer files referred to as a digital video stream, or more often, simply video stream.
Use the Nexus 7 camera to create a video (all teachers in CVUSD in 2013 received a Nexus 7 tablet)
Ways to Incorporate Photo and Video Caputure in Teaching and Learning
The 2013 Google Nexus 7 packs a 5 megapixel camera, producing still shots with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. There’s no LED flash, so don’t count on it doing wonders in low-light situations. The front-facing camera does 1.2MP stills.
The camera interface has been given a fresh coat of paint. With a simple tap and hold, a circle pops out giving you access to the various options. Once your finger touches a particular setting icon, it expands to reveal its options.
This is very similar to Quick controls in the browser (except that it works everywhere, not just the corners) and is quite handy on the big screen (instead of having to reach for a particular icon). Alternatively, you can invoke the settings circle by pressing the icon in the top right corner.
On the right hand-side there is a big blue button used for capturing. Beneath it is the camera/camcorder switch icon. From there you can choose to shoot panoramas and photo spheres, which we’ll cover in depth in just a second.
Touch focus is available, too, and works reasonably fast – just make sure you don’t hold your finger for too long as the settings circle will appear.
The interface lacks a shortcut to the Gallery app – it was replaced by a swipe to the right opens the Camera app’s Filmstrip view. It gives you the ability to quickly discard any photos you’ve taken by swiping them up or down or just quickly glance at recent shots.
Asus Google Nexus 7 (2013) camera samples
Changing the Camera Orientation
|Switch camera||Switch between the camera on the front to the camera on the back.|
1080P Video Capture
The camcorder interface of the Nexus 7 is almost the same as the still camera – you get the same panel on the right and quick settings when you hold your finger over the viewfinder.
A nice option is the switch to 720p video recording, should you decide you don’t need the larger files that come with the increased resolution.
The camcorder interface
Photo and Video Sharing Basics
There are various ways of easily sharing your photos and videos with others. We’re going to run through some of the basic methods for newbies, and then discuss some great apps and services, for casual or power users, that allow you to back up and share your photos with selected family and friends.
When you take a photo or video and review it – or you browse through your photos in the gallery app on your Android device – you’ll notice a share icon at the top of the screen. It is three points joined by two lines; tapping on it will open your sharing options menu. This menu includes a list of all the apps and services that you can share photos directly with. At the very least, it will have Gmail and Messaging options.
To share an individual photo or video, just tap on the option you want and send it via email or text message, or post it to your account on Google Drive. Sometimes you’ll have to resize it before you can send, but this is generally handled automatically and it won’t affect the file you have stored in your Gallery app.
These options are all well and good if you want to share an individual photo or video, but what if you want to share or back up your whole collection, or create individual albums? What if you want to share with a lot of different people?
- Sync or upload file types in the following formats: .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tiff, .bmp
- View all of your images at a glance
- Store up to 15 GB of images or other file types for free
- Share images with other people without ever having to use an email attachment
View Images in Google Drive
How to use the camera or camcorder on ASUS Google Nexus 7 2013
Demonstrations of Learning created by teachers in CVUSD 2013-2014 School Year
Paige Greenfeld, Bostonia ES
Neil Saffer, Madison ES
(Suggested video length for demonstration of learning 1-3 minutes)
Common Core Integration
Anchor Standard: Speaking and Listening
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.