How do we take a video of ourselves signing?

CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US CWren at DOE.K12.GA.US
Wed Apr 11 12:16:57 UTC 2007

Here's how I do it:
Step one:  using my video camera, I tape myself.
Step two:  The camera is connected to the computer...  My computer is set 
up with a firewire card and cable, some cameras can use a USB cable. 
Step three: I open MS Windows Moviemaker and download or 'capture' the 
section of the tape that I want.  In this program (free with many 
computers, but not all) I can edit out sections, add captions (not SW 
though), add a few simple credits or title screens, add other clips... Its 
a pretty good program.  I actually like it better than one I purchased... 
Most of the work with video I am doing is for instructional purposes, and 
ends up being saved to CD or DVD.  I also email some to people.  I have 
never uploaded to youtube or a website...

Cherie Wren
GSD Staff Interpreter
232 Perry Farm Rd
Cave Spring, GA 30124
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[sw-l] How do we take a video of ourselves signing?

SignWriting List
April 10, 2007

Dear SW Listers!

The SignWriting List is always free for everyone and it is the best 
way to get tech support for your questions. So no matter what, if you 
want free tech support, please post your question to the List and 
then someone will answer you!

It is great if you can post a very short video of you signing one 
sign... to show us what you want to write. It is important to see 
what we are writing sometimes!

There are three issues related to posting videos:

1. They need to be very short, because the List software doesn't have 
much memory. So we have to be careful to just post a video of one 
sign at a time. If you have a larger video, you can send it to me 
privately and then I will post it on our web site temporarily so we 
all can go to a link to view it.

2. Be sure you have permission to post a video that is of someone 
else...taking the video of yourself would be the best!

3. But how do we video ourselves doing a sign? Some people know how 
to do that, but actually I do not...

I can take a photo of myself with Photo Booth or iChat AV on the 
Macintosh, and I do have a built-in iSight camera, but how do I video 
tape myself signing? and does anyone know how to do it on the PC?

So I hope someone can would you suggest videotaping 
ourselves signing something?

Val ;-)

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