Question on best video formats to use
We just received this question from a blog reader. The reader's asking about video formats and best practices for managing video-rich courses. I thought it would be good to get multiple perspectives on this one.
I need to include about a hundred short videos (2-5 minutes each) into my courses. As new users of Articulate, I'd like a development strategy for them that provides the best quality video and accommodates a large scale production process involving these videos.
I’m recommending they use an MP4 format for their videos. Not knowing where future versions of Articulate Presenter are going, do you think this is the best strategy for them? I’d hate for them redo all their videos in the future if the software changes.
Ideally I’d like to recommend that they call the video files from a server via RTMP or some other streaming protocol rather than embedding each video into the PowerPoint slides, thus creating huge project files. However, this is not possible in the current version of Articulate Presenter.
Any recommendations or suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated so I can help out these new users.